Trainers, the raid times in Europe have been extended, following the beginning of spring in the Northern hemisphere! As of yesterday, March 21st, raids can appear as late as 20:45 and last until 21:30, but we have a bit more info on that.

Currently, due to a discrepancy between raid times and DST (Daylight Savings Time), european players are enjoying an extra hour of raiding, with raids lasting as late as 22:30. This is not permanent and is scheduled to go back to 21:30 this Sunday, March 25, when most countries in Europe will spring forward 1 hour at 1:00 UTC.

The list of confirmed countries is growing as we type this, and for sake of brevity, we’re not going to share it. In other news, this finally brings back the ability to organize post work raiding groups and have some late night raiding in your city. We’re expecting an increase in raid activity as we move closer to summer, when raiding is expected to peak.

Although most EU countries change clocks at the same time, there are some differences in regards to local time and DST:

Time Zone During DST DST Starts
British Summer Time (BST)
UTC offset: +1 hour
DST starts at 01:00 (1 am) local time.
Clocks are set ahead 1 hour to 02:00 (2 am).
Irish Standard Time (IST)
UTC offset: +1 hour
DST starts at 01:00 (1 am) local time.
Clocks are set ahead 1 hour to 02:00 (2 am).
Western European Summer Time (WEST)
UTC offset: +1 hour
DST starts at 01:00 (1 am) local time. Clocks are set ahead 1 hour to 02:00 (2 am).
Central European Summer Time (CEST)
UTC offset: +2 hours
DST starts at 02:00 (2 am) local time, when clocks are set ahead 1 hour to 03:00 (3 am).
Eastern European Summer Time (EEST)
UTC offset: +3 hours
DST starts at 03:00 (3 am) local time, when clocks are set ahead 1 hour to 04:00 (4 am).