The Samoa Meteorological Services have issued an explanation of the cooler temperatures experienced over the last few nights.
According to Samoa Met, the trend of overnight temperatures in the last two nights has been consistent with their expectations and forecast.
Apia had a low of 21.7 degrees celcius on Monday night while Afiamalu dropped to as low as 14.8 degrees.
Samoa Met says the lower temperatures are due to the moisture increase from the north as a result of a wind direction change to the northeast.
These are normal August conditions, Samoa’s Met specialists say, “and things are gradually warming up”.
Samoa could see a similar cold spell which is again possible in the coming weeks, “right conditions occur, particularly the month of September.”
E ui o lo’o maitauina pea le mālū māsani o Aukuso, o le a lē toe o’o i le mālūlū maualalo e pei ona iai nai aso ua mavae atu. Ua suīa nei le matāmatagi pe o le āla savili aga’i i savili o le To’elau. O savili ia o tīmuga ma maualuga ai le susū o le ea ☔️
O le a mata’itū pea e le Ofisa nisi o pō mālūlū i le aga’i atu i le māsina o Sētema.