Kumara weather in May (West Coast, New Zealand)

What can you expect from the weather in Kumara during May? This guide provides all the details you need.

In May, Kumara generally has moderate temperatures and heavy rainfall. Throughout the day, temperatures typically settle at around 14°C. But by evening, they drop to around 7°C.

Kumara in May falls under the rainy season with heavy rainfall, averaging around 249 mm for the month. When we look at the climate data from the last 30 years, we can expect around 18 days of rain.

The area experiences a moderate amount of sunshine, with approximately 122 hours of sunlight expected. This makes it neither too gloomy nor overly bright.

If you prefer dry days with pleasant temperatures, May may not be the ideal month to visit Kumara. February typically offers the most optimal weather. In contrast, January, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November and December tend to have less optimal conditions.

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


Kumara, monthly averages in May

Min Temperature 7°C  
Max Temperature 14°C  
Water Temperature 14°C *  
Chance of Rain 60%  
Precipitation 249 mm  
Rainy days 18 days  
Humidity 84% *  
Windspeed 7 km/h *  
Sunshine 122 hours *  
Percentage Sunshine *  
* Data from: Hokitika, New Zealand (19 KM, 11 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 Kumara 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. With a water temperature of around 14°C there is no need to bring your swimwear.

What To Do

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


Interested in more climate information?

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