Akaroa weather in May (Canterbury, New Zealand)

Curious about the May weather in Akaroa? Wondering if it's an optimal time for a visit? This page provides detailed information on the weather conditions for that month.

In May, Akaroa typically experiences moderate temperatures and moderate rainfall. Throughout the daytime, temperatures often hover around 14°C. However, as the sun sets and evening approaches, there's a noticeable cool-down, with temperatures gently dropping to a more temperate 9°C.

Akaroa in May usually receives moderate rainfall, averaging around 61 mm for the month. Rain is expected on roughly 14 days.

The city usually sees around 138 hours of sunlight, indicating a moderately sunny period.

If you prefer dry days with pleasant temperatures, February typically offers the best circumstances. While June, July, August and September tend to showcase less optimal conditions.

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

 

Akaroa, monthly averages in May

Min TemperatureMin Temperature 9°C  
Max TemperatureMax Temperature 14°C  
Chance of RainChance of Rain 46%  
PrecipitationPrecipitation 61 mm  
Rainy daysRainy days 14 days  
HumidityHumidity 86% *  
SunshineSunshine 138 hours *  
Percentage SunshinePercentage Sunshine 47% *  
* Data from: Christchurch, New Zealand (49 KM, 30 Miles).

Where to go in New Zealand in May

Find out more about the weather in New Zealand in May and which places have the best weather 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 Akaroa in May?

Plan on layering your clothes. Some days or part of the day it will be nice and warm and some moments it can be a bit chilly. Bring a rain jacket in case it rains during your stay.

What To Do

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

Swimming
5/10
Cycling
6/10
Walking
6/10
Camping
4/10
Outdoor sports
10/10

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