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Summary

The getTimezoneOffset() method returns the time-zone offset from UTC, in minutes, for the current locale.

Syntax

dateObj.getTimezoneOffset() 

Parameters

None.

Returns

The time-zone offset is the difference, in minutes, between UTC and local time. Note that this means that the offset is positive if the local timezone is behind UTC and negative if it is ahead.  For example, if your time zone is UTC+10 (Australian Eastern Standard Time), -600 will be returned. Daylight saving time prevents this value from being a constant even for a given locale.

Examples

Example: Using getTimezoneOffset

var x = new Date();
var currentTimeZoneOffsetInHours = x.getTimezoneOffset() / 60;

Specifications

Specification Status Comment
ECMAScript 1st Edition. Implemented in JavaScript 1.0 Standard Initial definition.
ECMAScript Language Specification 5.1th Edition (ECMA-262) Standard  
ECMAScript Language Specification 6th Edition (ECMA-262) Draft  

Browser compatibility

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