Time Goes Back One Hour at 2 a.m. Oct. 30

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Don’t forget to set your clocks back by one hour before you go to bed on Oct. 30, 2022. And if you live in Mexico, this will be the last time you will have to do this.

In the US, Daylight Saving Time starts on the second Sunday in March and lasts until the first Sunday in November (Sunday, Nov. 6). However, the current time in Puerto Vallarta will go back an hour at 2 a.m. on Sunday, Oct. 30.

So for a brief period, please know that if you do business or contact anyone in the Central Time Zone, until Nov. 6 they will be an hour ahead of you. Other time zones are affected as well.

With the exception of a few weeks a year when the time goes forward or back, Puerto Vallarta’s time is the same as it is in America’s Central Timezone. This means that if you are traveling to Puerto Vallarta from a city in Central Time Zone, such as Austin, Chicago, St Lewis, or New Orleans, there will be no need to adjust your watch when you arrive. Those departing from a US Mountain Time area lose an hour, and those traveling from the US Pacific Time Zone lose two. Travelers arriving from US Eastern gain an hour.

After years of discussion, Mexico finalized legislation that would say goodbye to daylight saving time (DST) across most of the country. Mexico’s Senate approved a bill on Oct. 26, Wednesday, to eliminate daylight saving time, putting an end to the practice of changing clocks twice a year.  Some cities and towns along the U.S. border can retain daylight saving time, presumably because they are so linked to U.S. cities. The law would go into effect Sunday, when Mexico is scheduled to turn clocks back for the last time.

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