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Stratford weather in May (Taranaki, New Zealand)

What can you expect from the weather in Stratford during 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, Stratford typically experiences moderate temperatures and high rainfall. Anticipate daytime temperatures around 16°C, while night temperatures can drop to 8°C.

Stratford in May usually receives high rainfall, averaging around 121 mm for the month. When we look at the climate data from the last 30 years, we can expect around 17 days of rain.

The area experiences a moderate amount of sunshine, with approximately 146 hours of sunlight expected. This makes it neither too gloomy nor overly bright.

In case you lean more towards enjoying temperate temperatures and rain-free days January, February and March typically offer the most optimal weather. In contrast, July tends to have less optimal conditions.

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

 

Stratford, monthly averages in May

Min TemperatureMin Temperature 8°C  
Max TemperatureMax Temperature 16°C  
Chance of RainChance of Rain 58%  
PrecipitationPrecipitation 121 mm  
Rainy daysRainy days 17 days  
HumidityHumidity 85% *  
SunshineSunshine 146 hours *  
Percentage SunshinePercentage Sunshine 49% *  
* Data from: New Plymouth, New Zealand (36 KM, 22 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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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?

For visitors traveling to Stratford, 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.

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

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