In Lisbon and all of mainland Portugal, the time during the winter months is equivalent to GMT or UTC time (the same as in London or Dublin) and during the summer it is GMT+1. Therefore, you need not change your watch if arriving from the UK. If you're coming from Spain, it is one hour earlier in Portugal, and from the United States' east coast (New York), Lisbon is 5 hours ahead.
Daylight Saving Time (DST) or Summer Time starts on the last Sunday in March when the clocks go forward one hour. Winter Time starts on the last Sunday in October when the clocks go back one hour. This is in accordance with the rules of the European Union.
The 24-hour clock is generally used, so 1PM is 13h00, 2PM is 14h00, and so on.
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