West Africa Time
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West Africa Time

West Africa Time, or WAT, is a time zone used in west-central Africa.[1] West Africa Time is one hour ahead of Coordinated Universal Time (UTC+01:00), which makes it the same as Central European Time (CET) during winter, or Western European Summer Time (WEST) / British Summer Time (BST) during the summer.

As most of this time zone is in the tropical region, there is little change in day length throughout the year, so daylight saving time is not observed.

West Africa Time is the time zone for the following countries:

Countries west of Benin (except Morocco and Western Sahara) are in the UTC±0 time zone. Civil time in most of those countries is defined with reference to Greenwich Mean Time[] (now an alias for UTC±0, rather than an independent reference).


  1. ^ "West Africa Time Zone - WAT". worldtimeserver.com. Retrieved 2019.[better source needed]

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