Rai Valley weather in May (Marlborough Sounds, New Zealand)

How is the weather in Rai Valley in May? Wondering if it's the right time to visit? Browse this page for a comprehensive overview of the weather conditions for that month.

In May, Rai Valley generally has moderate temperatures and high rainfall. Throughout the daytime, temperatures often hover around 15°C. However, as the sun sets and evening approaches, there's a noticeable cool-down, with temperatures gently dropping to a more temperate 7°C.

Rai Valley in May usually receives high rainfall, averaging around 110 mm for the month. Rain is expected on roughly 9 days.

The area enjoys a balanced 176 hours of sunlight. Ensuring it's neither too overcast nor too sunny.

Should you favor a climate that's both dry and comfortably warm January, February and March typically offer the most agreeable circumstances. On the other hand, June, July and August tend to be characterized by conditions that may not be as optimal.

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

 

Rai Valley, monthly averages in May

Min Temperature 7°C  
Max Temperature 15°C  
Chance of Rain 31%  
Precipitation 110 mm  
Rainy days 9 days  
Humidity 88% *  
Sunshine 176 hours *  
Percentage Sunshine *  
* Data from: Nelson, New Zealand (25 KM, 15 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.

Map not visible? Whoops sorry! Please refresh the page.
Legend perfect weather pleasant tolerable unpleasant poor
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 Rai Valley 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.

Swimming
5/10
Cycling
5/10
Walking
5/10
Camping
3/10
Outdoor sports
9/10

Interested in more climate information?

Weather and Climate provides you with all the information you need about the climate in Rai Valley.

Our site offers climate and forecast data for every country in the world. Are you going to New Zealand? On this website you can find historical weather averages for many cities in New Zealand. Not sure yet where to go? We now have a tool which recommends destinations that suit your ideal climate conditions. Find out where to go with our weather planner.