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Rarotonga weather in May (Cook Islands)

Looking to travel to Rarotonga in May? Wondering if it's the right time to visit? Browse this page for a comprehensive overview of the weather conditions for that month.

In May, Rarotonga generally has high temperatures and high rainfall. Throughout the daytime, temperatures often hover around 27°C. However, as the sun sets and evening approaches, there's a noticeable cool-down, with temperatures gently dropping to a more temperate 24°C.

Rarotonga in May usually receives high rainfall, averaging around 136 mm for the month. Rain is expected on roughly 12 days.

The area experiences a moderate amount of sunshine, with approximately 162 hours of sunlight expected. This makes it neither too gloomy nor overly bright.

Should you favor a climate that's both dry and comfortably warm June, August, September and October typically offer the most agreeable circumstances. On the other hand, January, February and December tend to be characterized by conditions that may not be as optimal.

For an in-depth look at the yearly conditions, visit our specialized Rarotonga climate page with graphs.

 

Rarotonga, monthly averages in May

Min TemperatureMin Temperature 24°C  
Max TemperatureMax Temperature 27°C  
Chance of RainChance of Rain 39%  
PrecipitationPrecipitation 136 mm  
Rainy daysRainy days 12 days  
HumidityHumidity 83%  
WindspeedWindspeed 14 km/h  
SunshineSunshine 162 hours  
Percentage SunshinePercentage Sunshine  

Where to go in the Cook Islands in May

Find out more about the weather in the Cook Islands and which places have the best travel conditions in this month.

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Perfect weather is subjective. On this map perfect weather has been defined with temperatures between 20°C and 29°C and not too much precipitation (less than 90 mm a month).

So, what should you wear in this month?

It's going to be warm! Consider airy clothing, t-shirts, and other summer clothes. Shorts for men made of cotton or linen are good options for staying cool. However, there's a good chance of rain, so bring a raincoat just in case.

What To Do

We rated the following activities from 1 (least suitable) to 10 (best) to do.

Swimming
7/10
Cycling
7/10
Walking
7/10
Camping
6/10
Outdoor sports
7/10

Interested in more climate information?

This site provides you with all the information you need about the climate in Rarotonga.

Our site offers climate and forecast data for every country in the world. Are you going to the Cook Islands? On this website you can find historical weather averages for many cities in the Cook Islands. Not sure yet where to go? We now have a tool which recommends destinations that suit your ideal travel conditions. Find out where to go with our weather planner.