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Average weather May in Rotorua (Bay of Plenty), New Zealand

The average minimum temperature (usually the minimum temperature is noted during the night) in Rotorua in May is 7.0°C (44.6°F). The amount of rain in May is high with an average of 110mm (4.3in). The average maximum temperature lies around 17.0°C (62.6°F). With a water temperature of around 17.0°C (62.6°F), this is not the best month to swim. You will see the sun sometimes in this month, it has 157 hours of sun.

So what to wear in May? Visitors traveling to Rotorua should plan on bringing a totally waterproof rain jacket since it will be raining some days. 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.

Do these climate conditions match with when you want to go to Rotorua? Find out where to stay here.

For other monthly weather averages and what to do in May look at the numbers below.

Monthly averages

°F
Min Temperature 44.6°F
Max Temperature 62.6°F
Water Temperature 62.6°F
Chance of Rain 46.7%
Precipitation 4.3in
Rainy Days 14
Windspeed 8.9mph
Sunshine Hours 157
Percentage Sunshine 53%

What to Do

We rated the following activities from 1 (least suitable) to 10 (best) to do in May.
Swimming
6/10
Cycling
5/10
Walking
5/10
Camping
3/10
Outdoor sports
9/10

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