What time is 16:00?

Convert 16:00 to 12-hour AM/PM format

16:00 = 4:00 PM

16:00 on a 24-hour clock is is 4:00 PM on a 12-hour clock. This system is used throughout the world (not just the military) and leverages a 24-hour time clock rather than the 12-hour AM/PM system known to most English speaking countries. Below are ways to convert 16:00 through a time chart, automated converter, and how to convert the 24 hour clock into a 12-hour AM/PM system by hand.

24-hour format 12-hour format
16:00 4:00 PM

16:00 Time Conversion Chart

24 Hour Clock 12 Hour Clock (AM/PM) Military Time
16:00 16:00 1600
16:05 16:05 1605
16:10 16:10 1610
16:15 16:15 1615
16:20 16:20 1620
16:25 16:25 1625
16:30 16:30 1630
16:35 16:35 1635
16:40 16:40 1640
16:45 16:45 1645
16:50 16:50 1650
16:55 16:55 1655
17:00 17:00 1700
17:05 17:05 1705
17:10 17:10 1710
17:15 17:15 1715

4:00PM Around the World

In America, 4PM means you’re one hour away from quitting time at the office! However, the ideal of a 9-5 is less of a reality and more of an antiquated way of viewing the work day. Today, 4:00 is just as common to end an 8-hour shift or even leave the office.

4:00 PM in Great Britain is traditionally time for Afternoon Tea. This is a British tradition, originating in the 19th century to fill the time between lunch and dinner which was served sometimes as late as 8pm. It is often confused with High Tea which can be served with heartier dishes. Today, people still enjoy afternoon tea at 4pm if their work schedules allow and is a very common booking in cities as a treat.

In Scotland, High Tea is also served at 4:00 or 5:00pm but is far heartier, serving hot foods and savory dishes headed into the evening.

4:00 PM is also when the Stock Market closes for the day between Monday - Friday. What’s interesting is that NYSE and Nasdaq trade globally but all times are in Eastern Standard Time. The only time they close before 4PM is during holidays when they close at 1pm.

How to convert 16:00 from 24-Hour Time to 12-Hour Standard Time

It is easy to convert from 24-hour time to 12-hour time once you know a few tricks. The primary difference between the two is that the hours in a 24 hour clock go all the way up to 23 (from 0 to 23). In a 12-hour clock, the hour resets to 1 after noon (midday). Follow the steps below to convert 16:00 to 12-hour time.

  1. First, determine whether or not 16 is greater than 12 (recall that this is one of the distinctions of the 12-hour clock, there are no hours "greater" than 12 on it)
  2. The hour 16 is higher than twelve, so we need to subtract 12 from 16 to get our "PM" hour: 16 - 12 = 4
  3. Now add "PM" to the end of the time: 4:00 PM