How to set the timezone on the Pico

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• Hi @Gordon,
I am playing with time zones vs UTC & GMT those days and found this to be a problem:

``````new Date().getTimezoneOffset()
=-60
>new Date(2019,1,7,10,34-60,19,0)
=Date: Thu Feb 7 2019 09:34:19 GMT+0100
>new Date(2019,1,7,9,34+60,19,0)
=Date: Thu Feb 7 2019 09:34:19 GMT+0100
>new Date(2019,1,7,8,49+60,19,0)
=Date: Thu Feb 7 2019 08:49:19 GMT+0100
>new Date(2019,1,7,0,34-60,19,0)
=Date: Wed Feb 6 2019 23:34:19 GMT+0100
>new Date(2019,1,7,0,34+60,19,0)
=Date: Thu Feb 7 2019 00:34:19 GMT+0100
``````

So, if I use a negative minute, the hour will be correctly handled while using an over 60 minutes minute parameter will not increment the hour....

This all about gps providing UTC time while I have to handle local day time and winter / summer changes. Beeing in continental Europe, I have an approximative approach (not world wide) which gave me the following functions to get summer / winter day light savings:

``````// https://www.calendrier-365.fr/heure-d-et­e-heure-d-hiver.html

function jourFinHiver(annee) { // last sunday of march
return Math.floor(31.8 - ((((5 * annee) / 4) + 4) % 7));
}

function jourFinEte(annee) { // last sunday of october
return Math.floor(31.8 - ((((5 * annee) / 4) + 1) % 7));
}

function hiver() {
today= new Date();
month=1+today.getMonth(); // so 1 based
if ([1,2,11,12].indexOf(month)>=0) return true;
if (month===3) return today.getDay() < jourFinHiver(today.getFullYear()); // TDB take care of first hours of day which is still in winter
if (month===10) return today.getDay() >= jourFinEte(today.getFullYear()); // TDB take care of first hours of day which is still in summer
return true;
}

// Set the system time zone in agreement with Uk & Europe day ligth savings (aka winter / summer time) UTCwinterToGMT = 0 for UK, 1 for France/Benelux/Germany...
function setTimeZone(UTCwinterToGMT) {
E.setTimeZone(UTCwinterToGMT + (hiver() ? 0 : 1));
}

// Only valid in Europe (UTC winter to GMT=+1) and UK (UTC winter to GMT = 0)
function localDayTimeHour(UTCwinterToGMT) { // valid for UTC+1-UTC+2 in continental Europe
setTimeZone(UTCwinterToGMT); // Handle time zone at system level
return (new Date().getHours() ) % 24;
}

``````

So references above are in french... Which is fine for me :)