Being a tropical maritime climate, Samoa has two distinct seasons. During the hot and rainy season from December to April, temperatures go up to 30oC and three centimetres of rain may fall on a typical day. However, the heat is tempered by tradewinds and the cooling effect of afternoon downpours. May to November is cooler and drier, with less humidity and pleasantly cool evenings.
Daily Average Rainfall
Rainfall variations during El Nino periods
Samoa can have hurricanes and cyclones in the rainy season, which sometimes cause widespread damage.
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