Wednesday, June 21, 2006

All one season in one day

Samoa, like many tropical countries, really only has two seasons: wet and dry. We suffered a pretty wet wet season at the beginning of the year and now we're in the middle of a fairly dry dry season. Quite straightforward really.

I know they do work hard, but I reckon given this state of affairs, staff at Samoa's Meteorology Division must have things pretty good. It doesn't really seem to matter what time of year it is, or what the actual weather is outside, their weather report always seems to be the same. Here's a selection of reports I managed to find whilst rummaging through old copies of the newspaper.

24 Feb 2006
Partly cloudy with some scattered showers and a few thunderstorms.

2 May 2006
A moist east to northeast wind flow covers Samoa. Fine weather except for some isolated showers.

5 May 2006
A moist east to northeast wind flow covers Samoa. Partly cloudy with isolated showers...on highlands during afternoon.

9 May 2006
A weak convergence zone lies over Samoa. Partly cloudy with isolated showers possible over highlands.

25 May 2006
An active ridge of high pressure to the south generates a fresh to strong east to southeast wind flow over the group. Fine apart from some passing showers mainly on highlands.

29 May 2006
A ridge of high pressure extends over Samoa...and directs a fresh southeast wind flow over the group. Generally fine apart from a few showers possible over highlands.

6 June 2006
A moist east to southeast wind flow covers Samoa. Continuing fine weather.

13 June 2006
A moist east to southeast wind flow covers Samoa. Generally fine weather apart from some afternoon showers.

16 June 2006
A moist easterly wind flow covers Samoa. Cloudy at times with some isolated showers becoming frequent at times tomorrow with isolated thunderstorms.

19 June 2006
A moist northeast wind flow covers Samoa. Cloudy at times with scattered showers and a few thunderstorms mainly on highlands.

20 June 2006
A weak trough of low pressure to the south lies slow moving over Samoa. Partly cloudy with some afternoon showers.

21 June 2006
A weak trough of low pressure remainds slow moving over Samoa. Partly cloudy with some isloated afternoon showerws and a few thunderstorms, mainly on highlands.

On the basis of these reports, I'd hazard a guess that tomorrow we can expect there to be wind flow covering Samoa and it's likely to be partly cloudy and it might rain on the highlands.

2 comments:

natalie said...

You have seriously too much time on your hands boy!

jt said...

It took all of a few minutes to review the reports for the papers I had. I refuse to accept the "too much time" argument as such. ;)

Still, a snide comment is at least a comment. Now I have proof that people are at least reading this thing. I'll notch that up as a victory.