With October almost over, the days are getting shorter and winter is just around the corner.

To combat this, that means date clocks run across the UK just around the corner, giving us an extra hour of sunlight as the dark months approach.

Here’s everything you need to know hours transfer in uk this year.

When will the clock go back?

In the autumn of the clocks will go back to 2.00 am on the last Sunday of October, which this year falls on Sunday, October 30.

This means an extra hour in bed for your Sunday lie-in and will give you an extra hour of daylight as the dark nights come.

Do you need to change the clocks yourself?

In most cases, the days of manually changing clocks have passed.

Any devices connected to the Internet, such as smartphones, TVs, laptops and tablets, will change automatically.

However, be careful – alarm clocks, car radios and other devices not connected to the Internet will need to be set manually.

To avoid getting confused with the time, there is a simple saying to remember when setting the clock forward or backward: “jump forward, fall back.”

Why do we change the clocks?

The main reason we move the clocks forward is to get the most of the daylight.

The first clock shift was introduced by the German government in 1916 during the first the world war as a means of energy conservation – the longer the daylight hours, the less electricity was needed.

Many European governments followed suit, including the UK, and so the BST was born with the current system in place since 1971.