The number of ‘samui ne’s muttered throughout Japan this morning reached a seasonal high peak.

The average number of ‘samui ne’s per citizen rose sharply to around seven at 9:19 a.m.

The ‘samui ne’ phenomenon, which shares similar characteristics to the ‘atsui ne’ phenomenon, of stating the bleeding obvious does nothing to relieve the speaker of the effects of extreme weather conditions.

A ‘samui ne’ conversation invariably includes a ‘soudesune’ or a return ‘samui desune’, which often comes back at least one octave higher than the original ‘samui ne’.

‘Samui-fricken-ne’s amongst foreigners also hit a peak this morning at an average of around two per gaijin.

‘Samui ne’s are expected to remain at high levels for the remainder of the week, and the next couple of months.