[tz] DST rule for Samoa
tim at timtimeonline.com
Tue Jan 3 23:10:20 UTC 2012
I believe that the parenthetical reference to New Zealand time being
+12/+13 was only intended to point out what time it is *there*. The
reference to Samoa being one hour ahead is a generalization, but it may be
one that's unintentionally too broad.
Although the dates (and times!) for Samoa's DST changes do indeed match up
for the current 2011–2012 season, the fact that similar dates for 2012–2013
and beyond haven't yet been announced makes me wary of rushing to the
conclusion that Samoa intends to be in strict accordance with NZ DST rules
for the foreseeable future. If, in time, the announced dates for future
years continue to line up and there's some governmental indication that
they intend to keep it that way for a while, I'd be in favor of creating a
generalized rule... but not until then.
On Fri, Dec 30, 2011 at 20:29, Samuel Colvin <samcolvin at gmail.com> wrote:
> I'm new, so please ignore this if it's garbage.
> The most recent comment in the *australasia* file on Samoa from Laupue
> Raymond Hughes (2011-09-02) gives a link to a Samoan goverment website (
> http://www.mcil.gov.ws/mcil_publications.html) and gives the dates of DST
> switches for September 2011 and April 2012.
> The actual database is correct for April 2012 but gives no future rule.
> According to the website " Samoa will be one hour ahead of NZ (+12Hrs, in
> Daylight Saving +13Hrs) " this is consistent with the 2012 date given on
> the website:
> *Year**End**Time**Start**Time*2011- - -- - -24 September3:00am to 4:00am
> 201201 April4:00am to 3:00am- - -- - -
> (it's wrong for the 2011 date by one day, but that might be because of the
> weird one day jump at the end of 2011???)
> I suggest the rule for the future is updated to be similar to New Zealand
> but changing one hour later. Something like:
> Rule WS 2012 max - Sep lastSun 3:00s 1:00 D
> Rule WS 2012 max - Apr Sun>=1 3:00s 0 S
> Please excuse me if my syntax is wrong.
> Samuel Colvin
> S at muelColvin.com,
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