Lake Hayes weather in May (Otago, New Zealand)

Planning a trip to Lake Hayes in May? Here's what the weather might have in store during this month.

In May, Lake Hayes typically experiences low temperatures and high rainfall. Daytime temperatures hover around 8°C, while nights can cool down to about 0°C.

Lake Hayes in May usually receives high rainfall, averaging around 128 mm for the month. Rain is expected on roughly 12 days.

The area experiences limited sunny days, amounting to roughly 87 hours of sunshine. This makes it perfect for those who lean towards cooler, cloudier settings rather than intense sunlit days

If you're looking for dry conditions and comfortable temperatures, May may not be the ideal month to visit Lake Hayes. January, February, March and December generally stand out with the best circumstances. While April, May, June, July, August, September, October and November tend to showcase less optimal conditions.

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

 

Lake Hayes, monthly averages in May

Min Temperature 0°C  
Max Temperature 8°C  
Chance of Rain 40%  
Precipitation 128 mm  
Rainy days 12 days  
Humidity 81% *  
Sunshine 87 hours *  
Percentage Sunshine *  
* Data from: Queenstown, New Zealand (14 KM, 9 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 Lake Hayes in May?

Wear a base layer in cold weather; this is the #1 thing you can do to increase your overall body temperature.

What To Do

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

Swimming
4/10
Cycling
4/10
Walking
4/10
Camping
3/10
Outdoor sports
4/10

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