It is easy to see why the European powers so desired Samoa. The island nation, is one long mild summer, and while there can be a bit more rain in January this is truly a paradise on Earth.

Western Samoa and the town of Apia enjoy a year round tropical climate that means brief periods of rain, along with abundant sunshine just about every day. The average temperature throughout the year is about 80 degrees. The warmest months are in the late winter and early spring and at this time of the year it can be in the upper 80s to low 90s during the daytime and in the mid 70s at night. But this pretty much describes the weather in the summer and fall as well. July is actually the coolest month, but even then there is plenty of sun and temperatures in the mid to upper 80s, with a day or two in the 90s. In other words it is always summer in Samoa. Cool ocean breezes make it feel comfortable and there is generally mild humidity year round.

January and February are the months with the most rain however, and at times the island can be hit with South Pacific hurricanes. These can be quite strong, and tropical storms can build up quickly in the winter months.