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Best Time to Visit Samoa in 2024 for Beaches, Cultural Experiences, and Natural Exploration. Samoa Weather Guide

Best Time to Visit Samoa

  • Optimal: June to September (dry season, pleasant weather).
  • For beaches: December to February (warmest sea temperatures).
  • Other favorable months: March, April, May, and October.

Geography facts

  • Location: South Pacific Ocean, halfway between Hawaii and New Zealand.
  • Area: 2,842 km² (land).
  • Borders: No land borders, surrounded by the Pacific Ocean.
  • Landscape: Volcanic islands with rugged mountains, lush rainforests, and coral reefs. Highest point: Mauga Silisili at 1,858 meters.

Samoa is an island nation known for its stunning natural beauty, including pristine beaches, lush rainforests, and vibrant coral reefs. It comprises two main islands, Upolu and Savai’i, and several smaller islands, offering diverse landscapes and rich cultural heritage.

Climate

  • Tropical: Warm and humid year-round.
  • Seasons: Dry season (May to October) and Wet season (November to April).
The daily range of reported temperatures (gray bars) and 24-hour highs (red ticks) and lows (blue ticks), placed over the daily average high (faint red line) and low (faint blue line) temperature, with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands. (c) weatherspark.com

Monthly Weather Snapshot

January

  • Warm and wet. Tropical cyclones are possible.
  • Daytime temperatures: +28°C (82°F) to +30°C (86°F).
  • Night temperatures: +24°C (75°F).
  • Sea temperature: +28°C (82°F).
  • Rainfall: 350 mm, frequent afternoon showers.

February

  • Continuation of the wet season. Tropical cyclones may still occur.
  • Daytime temperatures: +29°C (84°F) to +31°C (88°F).
  • Night temperatures: +24°C (75°F).
  • Sea temperature: +28°C (82°F).
  • Rainfall: 320 mm, with high humidity.
Samoa (c) get.pxhere.com

March

  • Transition towards the end of the wet season. Still warm and humid.
  • Daytime temperatures: +29°C (84°F) to +31°C (88°F).
  • Night temperatures: +24°C (75°F).
  • Sea temperature: +28°C (82°F).
  • Rainfall: 290 mm, slightly less than previous months.

April

  • Start of the transition period from wet to dry season.
  • Daytime temperatures: +29°C (84°F) to +31°C (88°F).
  • Night temperatures: +24°C (75°F).
  • Sea temperature: +28°C (82°F).
  • Rainfall: 250 mm, still humid but less rainy.

May

  • Beginning of the dry season. Pleasant weather for outdoor activities.
  • Daytime temperatures: +28°C (82°F) to +30°C (86°F).
  • Night temperatures: +23°C (73°F).
  • Sea temperature: +27°C (81°F).
  • Rainfall: 170 mm, less frequent showers.

June

  • Dry season. Ideal for beach holidays and cultural exploration.
  • Daytime temperatures: +28°C (82°F) to +29°C (84°F).
  • Night temperatures: +23°C (73°F).
  • Sea temperature: +27°C (81°F).
  • Rainfall: 130 mm, pleasant and dry.
The hourly reported temperature, color coded into bands. The shaded overlays indicate night and civil twilight. (c) weatherspark.com

July

  • Peak of the dry season. Best time for outdoor activities.
  • Daytime temperatures: +28°C (82°F) to +29°C (84°F).
  • Night temperatures: +23°C (73°F).
  • Sea temperature: +27°C (81°F).
  • Rainfall: 110 mm, very little rain.

August

  • Continued dry season. Excellent weather for travel.
  • Daytime temperatures: +28°C (82°F) to +29°C (84°F).
  • Night temperatures: +23°C (73°F).
  • Sea temperature: +27°C (81°F).
  • Rainfall: 110 mm, minimal precipitation.

September

  • End of the dry season. Still a great time to visit.
  • Daytime temperatures: +28°C (82°F) to +29°C (84°F).
  • Night temperatures: +23°C (73°F).
  • Sea temperature: +27°C (81°F).
  • Rainfall: 120 mm, starting to increase slightly.
Samoa (c) pixy.org

October

  • Transition back to the wet season. Good for off-peak travel.
  • Daytime temperatures: +28°C (82°F) to +29°C (84°F).
  • Night temperatures: +24°C (75°F).
  • Sea temperature: +27°C (81°F).
  • Rainfall: 190 mm, more frequent showers.

November

  • Start of the wet season. Warm and humid.
  • Daytime temperatures: +28°C (82°F) to +30°C (86°F).
  • Night temperatures: +24°C (75°F).
  • Sea temperature: +28°C (82°F).
  • Rainfall: 280 mm, increasing humidity and showers.

December

  • Wet season in full swing. Warm with heavy rains.
  • Daytime temperatures: +28°C (82°F) to +30°C (86°F).
  • Night temperatures: +24°C (75°F).
  • Sea temperature: +28°C (82°F).
  • Rainfall: 340 mm, high humidity with frequent rain.

Samoa offers year-round warm temperatures and diverse experiences. The dry season from June to September is ideal for outdoor activities and cultural experiences, while the wet season from November to April provides lush landscapes and fewer tourists. Whenever you choose to visit, Samoa’s natural beauty and rich culture will captivate you.

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