For the second year running, the extension of daylight saving has been in progress from September to April and tomorrow morning, the clocks go back one hour to signal the end of the 2008/09 summer daylight season.
In a recent poll conducted by WeatherWatch, many of us seem satisfied with the addition of the 3 extra weeks but there were a few grumbles too about the darkness in the mornings and the difficulty it brings for some workers and young families.
For a period of time, the mornings will be lighter until around early to mid May, but as of tomorrow night, the evening light will be cut short quite dramatically.
In the UK and the United States, daylight saving is already in effect and it will last through until October.
In New Zealand, we are still about 3 weeks shorter in duration compared to those 2 nations but if we did go along with a similar timeframe, the mornings would be noticeably gloomy for longer.
There is a little good news with the end of daylight saving upon us…
With the clocks going back tomorrow morning, one more hour of precious sleep can be caught up on!
on 3/04/2009 10:18pm
I thought there were some remarkably restrained comments, opinions and experiences given against an extension to daylight saving. It is unfair and unhelpful to be told they are grumbles. If you want people to write in I suggest you treat their comments with some respect. You might as well have termed all the people agreeing with daylight saving as ‘rabid unthinking supporters’ this is equally untrue.