Geographically located towards the eastern border of France, Chatel lies within the Central European Timezone (CET), which changes to Central European Summer Time (CEST) at the end of March, before reverting to CET at the end of October. CET is one hour ahead of Greenwich Mean Time, and moves one hour forward during CEST, which is in line with daylight savings in the UK, so is therefore still one hour ahead.
January starts with sunrise at around 8:15 AM and sunset around 5:00 PM. The average amount of daylight per month is about nine hours per day, with this increasing to around nine and a half hours by the end of the month with sunrise at around 08:00 AM and sunset at 5:30 PM.
February averages around ten hours and twenty minutes of daylight per day, with the average sunrise time at 07:40 AM and sunset at 06:00 PM. By the end of the month there is around eleven hours of daylight a day, with sunrise at 07:15 AM and sunset at 06:15 PM.
The last Sunday of March sees CEST come into effect, meaning that sunrise moves from 06:25 AM to 07:25 AM and sunset moves from 06:50 PM to 07:50 PM. By the end of the month there is about twelve hours and forty minutes of daylight per day.
In April there is an average of thirteen and a half hours of daylight per day, with sunrise at about 06:45 AM and sunset at 08:15 PM. By the end of the month this has been stretched to fourteen and a quarter hours per day, with sunrise at 06:20 AM and sunset at 08:35 PM.
By mid May there is approximately fifteen hours of daylight a day with sunrise coming at 06:00 AM and sunset at 09:00 PM. By the end of the month sunrise has moved fifteen minutes earlier, and sunset fifteen minutes later, providing an extra half an hour of daylight per day.
The longest day of the year is 21st June, with sunrise at 05:40 AM and sunset at 09:25 PM, equalling fifteen hours and forty five minutes of daylight. After this the days slowly begin to get shorter.
July starts with fifteen hours and forty minutes of sunlight, with sunrise five minutes later than the longest day of the year. By the end of the month sunrise is at 06:15 AM and sunset is at 09:00 PM giving a total of fourteen hours and forty five minutes of daylight.
The average amount of daylight in August is fourteen hours and ten minutes. The average sunrise time is 06:30 AM and sunset is at about 08:40 PM. By the end of the month sunrise comes at around 06:50 AM and sunset around 08:10 PM, with thirteen hours and twenty minutes of daylight.
September averages twelve and a half hours of daylight with the average sunrise time at 07:10 AM and sunset at 07:40 PM. By the end of the month sunrise is at 07:30 and sunset at 07:45 PM with eleven hours and forty five minutes of daylight.
On the last Sunday of October the clocks revert to CET, meaning that they go back an hour and by the end of the month there are ten hours of sunlight a day, with sunrise coming at 07:15 AM and sunset at 05:00 PM.
November has an average of nine hours and twenty five minutes of daylight, with sunrise at about 07:35 AM and sunset at 05:00 PM.
December sees the shortest day of the year on the 20th December, with sunrise at 08:10 AM and sunset at 04:00 PM equalling eight hours and thirty five minutes of daylight. The days begin to lengthen after this leading into January.