As a tropical Pacific Island close to the equator, Samoa’s climate is warm and humid all year round, with little variation in temperature but with distinct wet and dry seasons.
Samoa’s average daytime air temperature throughout the year ranges from 24 to 30 degrees Celsius.
The sea temperature is normally in the low 20s, making it perfect for swimming and snorkelling all year round.
In the country’s eastern and south-eastern regions, trade winds arrive most afternoons or early evenings for a cooling effect during the hottest part of the day.
For areas sheltered from the breeze, visitors may like to adopt the popular Samoan custom of carrying a handmade fan around for relief from the hot afternoons.
Samoa’s dry season is from May to October, making this the most popular time for visitors.
The wet season, from November to April, might not bring rain every day, but a raincoat or umbrella is advised for what can be short but intense thunderstorms.
Most of the wet season’s rain will fall between December to March, when storms may last for several hours.
Rainfall varies greatly between the coast and the comparatively wetter inland areas.
Check Samoa’s latest weather forecast.
There are many online weather sites where you can check Samoa’s weather, however, as it’s difficult to predict the weather in tropical areas, forecasts should not be taken as set in stone.
Samoa often experiences regional micro-climates, so if you need a break from your book or have woken from your snooze and the weather's not great, head out and explore the rest of the island... chances are the weather will be stunning!