Weather in May in Cook Islands
What is the weather like in Cook Islands in May?
The weather in Cook Islands in May ranges from unpleasant to tolerable depending on the destination.
May has maximum daytime temperatures ranging from warm in Rarotonga with 26°C (79°F) to very warm temperatures in Pukapuka with 31°C (88°F). Nighttime temperatures generally drop to 24°C (75°F) in Pukapuka and 21°C (70°F) in Rarotonga. It is a very warm month in some areas, so be prepared and make sure to dress lightly.
Precipitation ranges from high in Penrhyn with 147mm (5.8inch) rainfall to heavy in Rarotonga with 198mm (7.8inch) rainfall. In general it is also a moderate sunny month with an average of 165 hours of sunshine in Arutanga during the whole month.
Where to go in Cook Islands in May
Popular destinations in Cook Islands
What is the weather like in May for the 2 most popular destinations in Cook Islands?
Average weather in Arutanga
In May Arutanga generally has warm temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 28°C (82°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around 22°C (72°F) and heavy monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are tolerable that month.
Average weather in Avarua
In May Avarua generally has warm temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 26°C (79°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around 21°C (70°F) and heavy monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are tolerable that month.
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Is May the best time to go to Cook Islands?
In our opinion May is a good time to visit Cook Islands with commonly tolerable weather in Arutanga.
On average the best time to visit Cook Islands is in June, July, August and September with generally perfect weather in Arutanga.
The worst months are January, February, March, April and December that can have unpleasant weather conditions.
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