The Time in Florida
Florida actually has 2 time zones — the Central and Eastern Time Zones to be exact. Most of Florida is located in the Eastern Time Zone. However, part of western Florida is located in the Central Time zone. As a general rule, the western part of Florida that is located below Alabama is located in Central Time Zone.
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What Time Is It In Florida? There Are 2 Time Zones
There are, in total, 67 counties in Florida. Of these 67 counties, 9 are 100% in the Central Time Zone while Gulf County has locations in both the Central and Eastern time zones. All other counties are in the Eastern Time Zone.
The 9 counties that are 100% in the Central Time Zone include: Bay County, Calhoun County, Escambia County, Holmes County, Jackson County, Okaloosa County, Santa Rosa County, Walton County, and Washington County.
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The 2 Time Zones in Florida
|Time Zone||Major Cities|
|Eastern Time||Brandon, Cape Coral, Clearwater, Coral Springs, Fort Lauderdale, Gainesville, Hialeah, Hollywood, Jacksonville, Miami, Miramar, Orlando, Palm Bay, Pembroke Pines, Port Saint Lucie, St. Petersburg, Tallahassee, Tampa|
|Central Time||Callaway, Cantonment, Crestview, Destin, Fort Walton Beach, Lynn Haven, Navarre, Niceville, Pace, Panama City, Panama City Beach, Pensacola, Santa Rosa Beach|
Time Zone Data
|Standard Time||Daylight Saving Time|
|Eastern Standard Time||EST||GMT -5||Eastern Daylight Time||EDT||GMT -4|
|Central Standard Time||CST||GMT -6||Central Daylight Time||CDT||GMT -6|
| Notice how the Florida Panhandle is orange while the rest of Florida is green. The orange indicates the |
Central Time Zonewhile the green indicates the
Eastern Time Zone.
Daylight Saving Time
All of Florida observes daylight saving time (DST).
Daylight saving time (DST) schedule:
→ At 2 AM local time, clocks are advanced 1 hour on the second Sunday in March.
→ At 2 AM local time, clocks go back 1 hour on the first Sunday in November.
Florida Time Zone Chart
By using the following time zone chart you can see the time differences between the 4 main time zones in the United States including the Central Time Zone (Florida Panhandle) and the Eastern Time Zone (the majority of Florida).
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|Eastern Time||Central Time||Mountain Time||Pacific Time|
|00:00||12:00 AM||23:00||11:00 PM||22:00||10:00 PM||21:00||9:00 PM|
|01:00||1:00 AM||00:00||12:00 AM||23:00||11:00 PM||22:00||10:00 PM|
|02:00||2:00 AM||01:00||1:00 AM||00:00||12:00 AM||23:00||11:00 PM|
|03:00||3:00 AM||02:00||2:00 AM||01:00||1:00 AM||00:00||12:00 AM|
|04:00||4:00 AM||03:00||3:00 AM||02:00||2:00 AM||01:00||1:00 AM|
|05:00||5:00 AM||04:00||4:00 AM||03:00||3:00 AM||02:00||2:00 AM|
|06:00||6:00 AM||05:00||5:00 AM||04:00||4:00 AM||03:00||3:00 AM|
|07:00||7:00 AM||06:00||6:00 AM||05:00||5:00 AM||04:00||4:00 AM|
|08:00||8:00 AM||07:00||7:00 AM||06:00||6:00 AM||05:00||5:00 AM|
|09:00||9:00 AM||08:00||8:00 AM||07:00||7:00 AM||06:00||6:00 AM|
|10:00||10:00 AM||09:00||9:00 AM||08:00||8:00 AM||07:00||7:00 AM|
|11:00||11:00 AM||10:00||10:00 AM||09:00||9:00 AM||08:00||8:00 AM|
|12:00||12:00 PM||11:00||11:00 AM||10:00||10:00 AM||09:00||9:00 AM|
|13:00||1:00 PM||12:00||12:00 PM||11:00||11:00 AM||10:00||10:00 AM|
|14:00||2:00 PM||13:00||1:00 PM||12:00||12:00 PM||11:00||11:00 AM|
|15:00||3:00 PM||14:00||2:00 PM||13:00||1:00 PM||12:00||12:00 PM|
|16:00||4:00 PM||15:00||3:00 PM||14:00||2:00 PM||13:00||1:00 PM|
|17:00||5:00 PM||16:00||4:00 PM||15:00||3:00 PM||14:00||2:00 PM|
|18:00||6:00 PM||17:00||5:00 PM||16:00||4:00 PM||15:00||3:00 PM|
|19:00||7:00 PM||18:00||6:00 PM||17:00||5:00 PM||16:00||4:00 PM|
|20:00||8:00 PM||19:00||7:00 PM||18:00||6:00 PM||17:00||5:00 PM|
|21:00||9:00 PM||20:00||8:00 PM||19:00||7:00 PM||18:00||6:00 PM|
|22:00||10:00 PM||21:00||9:00 PM||20:00||8:00 PM||19:00||7:00 PM|
|23:00||11:00 PM||22:00||10:00 PM||21:00||9:00 PM||20:00||8:00 PM|