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New Zealand temperatures in May

May in New Zealand has maximum daytime temperatures ranging from low in Mount Cook Village with 6°C to pleasant temperatures in Mangonui with 19°C. Nighttime temperatures generally drop to 12°C in Mangonui and -2°C in Mount Cook Village.

What is the temperature of the different cities in New Zealand in May?

To get a sense of May's typical temperatures in the key spots of New Zealand, explore the map below. Click on a point for an in-depth look.

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Very warm means maximum temperatures above 30°C. Warm: 22°C to 30°C. Pleasant: 18°C to 22°C Moderate: 12°C to 18°C. Cold: 2°C to 12°C. Very cold: lower than 2°C

  • What is the warmest city in May in New Zealand?
  • From a thorough analysis of our records, Mangonui clearly dominates in terms of high temperatures. The city witnesses daytime temperatures hovering around 19°C, and evenings that remain near 12°C.

  • What is the coldest city in May in New Zealand?
  • When looking through our records, we find that Mount Cook Village stands out as the coolest city in New Zealand for the month of May. Daytime highs average 6°C and it cools down to about -2°C at night.

  • How much sun does New Zealand get in May?
  • Most cities enjoy a balanced amount of sunshine, with around 140 hours of sunlight anticipated in Auckland. This ensures the days are neither too dim nor excessively sunny.

  • What is the water's temperature in May?
  • The water temperature averages approximately 18°C in Auckland this month, so still a bit cool to swim but some enjoy a chilly dive.

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