INFRASTRUCTURAL DEVELOPMENT - EMIRATES METROLOGY INSTITUTE
Emirates Metrology Institute to add leap second to UAE Standard Time
The Emirates Metrology Institute, EMI, the reference body for measurements in the UAE, has announced that a leap second will be added to UAE standard time just before 4 a.m. on July 1st, when clocks will read 03:59:60.
The move aims to conform with other timing centres around the world, which will also add a leap second at the same time (11:59:60 pm UTC on June 30th) to adjust for the slight differences in time between highly accurate atomic clocks and the rotation of the globe.
Dr. Helal Al
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