Chile extends DST due to drought

Sean Coffey Sean.Coffey at Sun.COM
Wed Mar 5 13:23:50 UTC 2008

Hi all,

This Chile DST extension/change would appear to be going ahead.

Are there plans to release a tzdata update soon?

p.s Apologies if I've posted this multiple times. Wasn't sure of the 
correct mail alias.

Gunther Vermeir wrote:
> Hello,
> 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.
> Regards,
> Gunther
> 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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