Weather Whys: Top 5 Things You Need to Know About the End of Daylight Savings Time

Tampa will see one of its latest sunrises this weekend as Daylight Saving Time ends. (Spectrum Bay News 9)

TAMPA, Fla. – It may surprise some of you that this weekend will see one of the newest sunrises we see in the coming year.

Most of us have a routine where you wake up, take a shower, grab a cup of Joe and drive to work. Commuting is great in July! The sun is up and shines brightly at 6:30 am. This time of year, the sun only rises after 7:30 am, causing many of us to commute after dark to work. This is not the best start to the working day. In fact, the sunrise in Tampa will not begin until 7:41 AM on Saturday, November 2.

If you fancy a better start to the day after an hour of sleep, then Sunday is for you. We reset those clocks an hour on Sunday morning, November 3. This means that the sun only rises at 6:42 AM – an hour earlier. Some may think that our last sunrise occurs in December, when the length of daylight is shortest, but it is not. Between now and the winter solstice we don’t lose an hour of daylight in the morning.

The last sunrise in Tampa will not take place until March, when we “spring up” those clocks. On March 8, the sunrise will not occur until 7:46 AM – even later than the sunrise this weekend.

Here are the top 5 things to know about the end of Daylight Savings Time:

  • Saturday November 2 is one of the last Tampa sunrises of the year – at 7:41 AM.
  • The clocks return one hour on Sunday, November 3.
  • It’s pronounced summer time, not summer time – which ends on the first weekend in November.
  • Tampa has an earlier sunrise on the winter solstice.
  • The last Tampa sunrise occurs on March 10, when we “jump forward.” The sun rises at 07:46