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Best time to visit Samoa

The best time to visit Samoa is during the dry winter season between May and October.

Samoa Weather

Year-around temperatures average 28°C (82°F) in the coastal areas; humidity averages 80 per cent

The mountainous interior of the island receives considerably more rainfall than the coastal area.

The wet summer season lasts from November to April, with occasional cyclones.

Seasons

High season: Mid-December to early-January when overseas Samoans return for the holidays, and from May to October – the latter months coincide with most of the major Tongan festivals.

Prices remain fairly constant year round but hotel and airline reservations need to be booked in advance.

Samoa – Monthly Weather

J F M A M J J A S O N D
Ave Temp (°C) 26 26 26 26 26 26 26 25 25 26 26 26
Ave High Temp (°C) 30 29 30 30 29 29 29 28 28 29 30 29
Ave Low Temp (°C) 23 24 23 23 23 23 23 23 23 23 23 23
Sunshine (Hrs daily) 7 7 8 8 7 7 7 7 7 8 8 8
Daylight (Hrs daily) 13 13 12 12 11 11 11 12 12 12 13 13
Comfort Level Moderately hot icon Moderately hot icon Very high heat & humidity icon Moderately hot icon Moderately warm icon Moderately warm icon Moderately warm icon Moderately warm icon Moderately warm icon Moderately warm icon Moderately hot icon Moderately hot icon
Ave Humidity (%) 80 80 85 78 77 75 76 75 75 75 77 78
UV Index 11 11 11 11 9 8 8 10 11 11 11 11
Days with some Rain 5 4 5 6 6 7 9 9 9 6 5 6
Ave Rainfall (mm) 450 380 350 250 160 120 80 80 130 170 260 370
Sea Temp (°C) 29 29 29 29 29 28 28 28 28 28 29 29
(Apia, Western Samoa) J F M A M J J A S O N D

Note: Meteorological data is sourced from the United States National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the World Meteorological Organization (WMO).



Latest update: Best time to visit Samoa: 18 November, 2018


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