Chile extends DST due to drought

Gunther Vermeir gunther.vermeir at
Mon Feb 11 09:34:33 UTC 2008

I received this information from a colleague in the Oracle office in Chili:

There is a announcement on
This article is published in the official page of the Government and 
states that the Ministry of Energy announced the change in DST. Now, in 
order for it to become completely official it has to be published in 
'Diario Official'. All decrees and resolutions become official when are 
published here (

 From the moment I have more information I will forward it.


Paul Eggert wrote:
> The Associated Press reports that yesterday Chile announced it will
> extend DST this year due to a drought, until the last Saturday in
> March.  Does anybody have details?  Here's the URL I used for the AP
> report (though it may not work for you: AP Google URLs are unreliable
> in my experience):
> Without further info, I guess I would assume that DST will end in
> Chile and in Easter Island on March 30 at 03:00 UTC.

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