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Palmerston North weather in May (Manawatu, New Zealand)

Curious about the May weather in Palmerston North? Check out this comprehensive weather guide.

In May, Palmerston North generally has moderate temperatures and moderate rainfall. Daytime temperatures hover around 16°C, while nights can cool down to about 8°C.

Palmerston North in May usually receives moderate rainfall, averaging around 89 mm for the month. Delving into the climate records from the past 30 years, one can predict that nearly 15 days of the month will see rainfall.

The city usually sees around 110 hours of sunlight, indicating a moderately sunny period.

If you prefer dry days with pleasant temperatures, January, February and March typically offer the best circumstances. While July tends to showcase less optimal conditions.

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

 

Palmerston North, monthly averages in May

Min TemperatureMin Temperature 8°C  
Max TemperatureMax Temperature 16°C  
Chance of RainChance of Rain 50%  
PrecipitationPrecipitation 89 mm  
Rainy daysRainy days 15 days  
HumidityHumidity 86%  
SunshineSunshine 110 hours  
Percentage SunshinePercentage Sunshine  

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 this month?

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.

Swimming
5/10
Cycling
6/10
Walking
6/10
Camping
4/10
Outdoor sports
9/10

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