R Warning Message in as.POSIXct.POSIXlt(x) : unknown timezone (2 Examples)

On this page, I’ll illustrate how to reproduce and fix the “Warning Message in as.POSIXct.POSIXlt(x) : unknown timezone” in R.

Example 1: Replicating the Unknown Timezone Warning Message in as.POSIXct.POSIXlt(x)

as.POSIXct("2025-01-01",        # Wrong timezone name
           tz = "CT")
# [1] "2025-01-01"
# In as.POSIXct.POSIXlt(x) : unknown timezone 'CT'

Example 2: Debugging the Unknown Timezone Warning Message in as.POSIXct.POSIXlt(x)

as.POSIXct("2025-01-01",        # Set to own timezone
           tz = Sys.timezone())
# [1] "2025-01-01 UTC"

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