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What’s the current time in Kumasi, Ghana?
Is GMT and Kumasi time the same?
Ghana is on Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) all year. Kumasi is in Ghana, therefore, Kumasi and GMT time is the same.
Unlike other places such as the UK which is not on GMT all year. The UK observes DST from March to October every year.
Communication: Video Call or Chat
Let’s say you live in Kumasi, Ghana, and you have a friend who lives in London, UK.
Kumasi, Ghana is +0 time zones to the west of Greenwich, which is written as GMT +0. London is 1 section east of Greenwich (GMT +1).
The United Kingdom is not on Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) all year. During Daylight Saving Time (DST) the correct time zone is British Summer Time (BST).
The UK observes DST from March to October every year.
This means Kumasi and London have the same time zones during specific periods every year. Again London is one hour ahead of Kumasi during (DST – Between the last Sunday of March and October)
Therefore, you and your friend can start a video call or chat during lunch time break at (12:00 noon). However, between (the Last Sunday of March to October) you may
have to send him a Whatsapp message because at 12:00 P.M. in Ghana, that will be (1:00 or 13:00 P.M.) in London.
Further, if you wanted to chat with your friend online after dinner at 6:00 P.M., you’ll have no problem because both of you would be back from work.
Notwithstanding, these dynamics may not play out perfectly for a factory worker in the UK on a night shift and a nurse on a night shift in Ghana.
Planning a Meeting
Let’s say you live in Kumasi, Ghana, and you have a friend who lives in New York, USA. This meeting is critical and you need to make it count.
To schedule a conference call or plan a meeting at the best time for both parties, you may have to try between 1:00 PM and 5:00 PM your time in Ghana.
In the United States this will end up being between 7:00 AM and 11:00 AM approximately.
Scheduling a Phone Call
You want to call father in California, United States to discuss how to receive your next school fees, but you live in Kumasi, Ghana.
Keep this at the back of your mind – United States is 6 hours behind Ghana.
So, your best option is to call daddy between 1:00 PM and 5:00 AM Ghana time. This will be between 7PM – 11PM US time. Pray he sends the money, otherwise you’ll have to keep tracking the time differences.
Apparently, you may be available any time to talk but consider others in different time zones for courtesy sake.
If you want to reach someone in United States at work, you may want to try between the afternoon hours of 1:00 PM and 11:00 PM at night – Ghana time. This is the best time to reach them from 7AM – 5PM during normal working hours.
UTC+0 hours UTC-6 hours
Ghana United States
1:00 PM 7:00 PM
1:30 PM 7:30 PM
2:00 PM 8:00 PM
2:30 PM 8:30 PM
3:00 PM 9:00 AM
3:30 PM 9:30 AM
4:00 PM 10:00 AM
4:30 PM 10:30 AM
5:00 PM 11:00 AM
Pros and Cons of the Differences in Time Zones
What do I need all these for? You may ask. Let’s dive in.
You can use this information in part or full for several scenarios:
- As a meeting planner or a scheduler to find the best time to make international phone calls.
- To make better decision when travelling to another country
- As a reminder to fulfill an important appointment.
- It help to increase productivity
- Difficult for live interactions
- Difficulty in keeping appointments
World time zones have a positive or negative offset computed from Coordinated Universal Time (UTC), or Greenwich Mean Time (GMT). UTC has uniform seconds defined by International Atomic Time (TAI), with leap seconds announced at irregular intervals to compensate for the Earth’s slowing rotation.
The time in Kumasi right now is the same for Ghana.
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