Half-moon Bay weather in May (Southland, New Zealand)

Planning a trip to Half-moon Bay in May? Wondering if it's an optimal time for a visit? This page provides detailed information on the weather conditions for that month.

In May, Half-moon Bay typically experiences moderate temperatures and high rainfall. Anticipate daytime temperatures around 13°C, while night temperatures can drop to 8°C.

Half-moon Bay in May usually receives high rainfall, averaging around 114 mm for the month. Rain is expected on roughly 26 days.

The city usually sees around 88 hours of sunlight, indicating fewer sunny days.

If you're looking for dry conditions and comfortable temperatures, May may not be the ideal month to visit Half-moon Bay. January, February, March, April, August, November and December typically offer the most agreeable circumstances. On the other hand, May, June, July, September and October tend to be characterized by conditions that may not be as optimal.

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


Half-moon Bay, monthly averages in May

Min Temperature 8°C  
Max Temperature 13°C  
Chance of Rain 86%  
Precipitation 114 mm  
Rainy days 26 days  
Humidity 87% *  
Sunshine 88 hours *  
Percentage Sunshine 32% *  
* Data from: Invercargill, New Zealand (55 KM, 34 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 Half-moon Bay 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.

Outdoor sports

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