Los Angeles time now

PST time (UTC/GMT-07:00):

Country: USA
Time zone abbreviation: PST
Time zone name: Pacific Time
Time offset: UTC/GMT-07:00
Observe DST: Yes

Current Local Time in Los Angeles, CA, USA


  • Pacific Standard Time (UTC/GMT-8:00)
  • Daylight Saving Time starts : 13thMarch, 2022
  • Daylight Saving Time ends : 6thNovember, 2022

Being California's biggest city and having a large population of 3,898,747 according to 2020's statistics, it is the second-largest city in the United States after New York.

Known for its rich ethnic values and cultural diversity and being the hub for Hollywood's unique entertainment industry, Los Angeles is one of the busiest cities in the world. There usually is a lot of confusion regarding what time zone it follows.

Los Angeles follows the Pacific Standard Time (PST) as of now. 

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Pacific time zone?

This time zone consists of many places, such as Western Canada, Western United States, and Western Mexico. Time in Los Angeles observes the standard time zone while subtracting about eight hours from the UTC, the Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). This can also be written as UTC-8:00. It is also observed throughout Canada and the United States. 

What is daylight saving time?

UTC -07:00 is used in daylight saving time, which puts 7 hours behind the standard time. In 2006, some changes were made according to the daylight saving time, which changed the PST, ( UTC -8:00) local time to PDT, (UTC -7:00) daylight saving time.

This also changed the 2:00 LST, the local standard time to 3:00 LDT, the local daylight time starting from April's first Sunday and going back to 2:00 LDT and 1:00 LST on October's last Sunday. 

What is the difference between Pacific daylight time and Pacific standard time?

When the standard time is observed, the time zone is called the Pacific Standard Time, which lies somewhere between early November and mid-march.

Whereas the pacific daylight time is observed from mid-march to early November, daylight saving time is observed in this time zone. PST is mainly used during the winters in places such as Canada and USA, while PDT is primarily used in summer.

How does Los Angeles' time zone differ from other time zones?

The largest city in the Pacific Timezone is Los Angeles, whose metropolitan area is also the largest in the time zone.

It is one hour ahead of the time zone in Alaska and two hours ahead of the Hawaii-Aleutian time zone.

The time zone is also one hour behind the Mountain Timezone (MT) and four hours behind the time zone observed in Atlanta. 

Is time in Los Angeles the same as UTC?

The time in Los Angeles is not the same as Coordinated Universal Time (UTC); it is 8 hours behind, which can be written as UTC-8:00.

Therefore, if you live in a region in the UTC zone, make sure to subtract eight hours from your LA timing. 

Does Los Angeles come under the Eastern time zone?

No, it does not. Time in Los Angeles is 3 hours behind Eastern Standard Time (EST).

If you are in Los Angeles and want to host a party or meeting, the most convenient time zone would be 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM. The reason is that this time frame will lie between 12:00 PM and 6:00 PM EST. 

What is the time difference between Los Angeles and the United Kingdom?

The time difference between both states is of 8 complete hours. You will need to keep this information in mind while booking flights, scheduling meetings, or throwing parties in either of the two places. 

When they say the clocks fall back in Los Angeles, what does it mean?

The Daylight Saving Time (DST) changes to standard time in Los Angeles is known as falling back of the clocks. This will happen on the 6th of November 2022 and changes the clocks from 9:00 AM to 8:00 AM. The difference is thus of one hour between the old and new times of Los Angeles. 

Is the time in LA according to Daylight Saving Time (DST)?

The majority of the states in the US observe the DST, which is the Daylight Saving Time. This means the time is moved forward by one hour, changing from daylight saving time to pacific daylight time. This new time zone is behind the Greenwich meantime by seven complete hours.

However, after summer's end, time in LA is moved back by one hour and comes back to the pacific standard time, which is also eight hours behind the Greenwich Mean Time (GMT). 

If you want to know the local time of any other country in the world, then click here and find out the local time of the country of your choice. 

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