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El Niño makes Venezuela jump to a new time zone

2016-04-16

Time in Venezuela will be set half an hour ahead at 02:30 on 1 May 2016 local time.

El Niño has caused a severe drought in Venezuela, which is highly dependent on hydroelectric power. The time change is intended to help reduce power consumption.

Venezuela is currently one of 11 countries observing a half-hour time zone offset, and the only country to observe the time zone offset UTC -4:30. From 1 May Venezuela will share time zone with most of the Caribbean countries, at UTC -4.

Caracas, the capital of Venezuela, is currently almost exactly aligned with apparent solar time. 

Time in Venezuela: http://time.is/Venezuela

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