Russell weather in May (Northland, New Zealand)

Looking to travel to Russell in May? Wondering if it's an optimal time for a visit? This page provides detailed information on the weather conditions for that month.

In May, Russell generally has pleasant temperatures and moderate rainfall. Anticipate daytime temperatures around 19°C, while night temperatures can drop to 13°C.

Russell in May usually receives moderate rainfall, averaging around 92 mm for the month. Rain is expected on roughly 14 days.

If you prefer dry days with pleasant temperatures, January, February, March, April, November and December typically offer the best circumstances. While June, July and August tend to showcase less optimal conditions.

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

 

Russell, monthly averages in May

Min TemperatureMin Temperature 13°C  
Max TemperatureMax Temperature 19°C  
Water TemperatureWater Temperature 18°C *  
Chance of RainChance of Rain 46%  
PrecipitationPrecipitation 92 mm  
Rainy daysRainy days 14 days  
* Data from: Paihia, New Zealand (2 KM, 1 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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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 Russell in May?

For visitors traveling to Russell, we recommend wearing layers. So maybe a skirt, t-shirt, shorts for during the day and jeans and a warm jacket for some days and evenings. Bring a rain jacket in case it rains during your stay. Plan on layering your clothes. With a water temperature of around 18°C there is no need to bring your swimwear.

What To Do

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

Cycling
9/10
Walking
9/10
Camping
8/10
Outdoor sports
9/10

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