West Africa Time, or WAT, is a time zone used in west-central Africa. West Africa Time is one hour ahead of Coordinated Universal Time (UTC+01:00), which aligns it with Central European Time (CET) during winter, and Western European Summer Time (WEST) / British Summer Time (BST) during summer.
|UTC-01:00||Cape Verde Time[a]|
|UTC±00:00||Greenwich Mean Time|
|UTC+03:00||East Africa Time|
b Mauritius and the Seychelles are to the east and north-east of Madagascar respectively.
West Africa Time is the time zone for the following countries:
- Algeria (as Central European Time)
- Central African Republic
- Democratic Republic of the Congo (western side only)
- Equatorial Guinea
- Morocco (as Central European Time)
- Republic of the Congo
- Tunisia (as Central European Time)
- Western Sahara
Countries west of Benin (except Morocco and Western Sahara) are in the UTC±0 time zone. Civil time in most of those countries is defined with reference to Greenwich Mean Time (now an alias for UTC±0, rather than an independent reference).