Manapouri weather in May (Southland, New Zealand)

Planning a trip to Manapouri in May? Check out this comprehensive weather guide.

In May, Manapouri typically experiences low temperatures and heavy rainfall. Throughout the day, temperatures typically settle at around 10°C. But by evening, they drop to around 3°C.

Manapouri in May usually receives heavy rainfall, averaging around 182 mm for the month. Based on our climate data of the past 30 years, about 16 days of rain are anticipated.

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

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

 

Manapouri, monthly averages in May

Min Temperature 3°C  
Max Temperature 10°C  
Chance of Rain 53%  
Precipitation 182 mm  
Rainy days 16 days  

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 Manapouri 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.

Cycling
5/10
Walking
5/10
Barbeque
2/10
Camping
3/10
Outdoor sports
5/10

Interested in more climate information?

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