Time in California | Current Local time in California Right now

California is in the Pacific Time Zone in the United States of America (USA). US Pacific Standard Time (PST) is 8 hours behind Greenwich Mean Time(GMT-8). The Pacific Time Zone (PT) is a time zone encompassing parts of western Canada, the western United States, and western Mexico. Places in this zone observe standard time by subtracting eight hours from Coordinated Universal Time (UTC−08:00). During daylight saving time, a time offset of UTC−07:00 is used.

California Local Time Details

Time Zone

Pacific Standard Time – is abbreviated as PST
Pacific Daylight Time – is abbreviated as PDT


California is GMT/UTC – 8h during Standard Time
California is GMT/UTC – 7h during Daylight Saving Time

Daylight Saving
Time Usage

California does utilize Daylight Saving Time.

Daylight Saving
Start Date

California started Daylight Saving Time on
Sunday, March 10, 2019, at 2:00 AM local time.

Daylight Saving
End Date

California ends Daylight Saving Time on
Sunday, November 3, 2019, at 2:00 AM local time.
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