TAMPA, Fla. — It may surprise some of you that one of the latest sunrises we experience over the next year will occur this weekend.

Most of us have a routine where you wake up, step in the shower, grab that cup of joe and drive to work. In July, the commute is great! The sun is up and shining bright by 6:30 am. This time of year, the sun doesn’t rise until after 7:30 placing many of us in a dark commute to work. This isn’t the brightest start to the workday. In fact, the sunrise in Tampa will not occur until 7:41 a.m. on Saturday, November 2. 



If you are itching for a brighter start to the day after sleeping in for an extra hour then Sunday is for you. We turn those clocks back by one hour on Sunday morning, November 3. This means the sun will not rise until 6:42 a.m — one hour earlier. Some may think our latest sunrise occurs in December when the length of daylight is shortest but that isn’t the case. We will not lose another hour of daylight in the morning between now and the winter solstice. 

The latest sunrise in Tampa will not occur until March when we “spring” those clocks forward. On March 8th, the sunrise will not occur until 7:46 a.m. — Even later than the sunrise this weekend. 

Here are the top 5 things you should know about the end of Daylight Saving Time:

  • Saturday, November 2, is one of Tampa’s latest sunrises of the year — occurring at 7:41 am. 
  • Clocks turn back one hour Sunday, November 3.
  • It’s pronounced Daylight Saving Time, not Daylight Savings Time — which ends first weekend in November. 
  • Tampa has an earlier sunrise on the winter solstice.
  • Tampa’s latest sunrise occurs on March 10, when we “spring forward.” The sun rises at 7:46 a.m.