Twizel weather in May (Canterbury, New Zealand)

Curious about the May weather in Twizel? This guide provides all the details you need.

In May, Twizel generally has low temperatures and moderate rainfall. Anticipate daytime temperatures around 11°C, while night temperatures can drop to 3°C.

Twizel in May usually receives moderate rainfall, averaging around 100 mm for the month. Delving into the climate records from the past 30 years, one can predict that nearly 10 days of the month will see rainfall.

If you're looking for dry conditions and comfortable temperatures, May may not be the ideal month to visit Twizel. February typically offers the most agreeable circumstances. On the other hand, May, June, July, August and September tend to be characterized by conditions that may not be as optimal.

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

 

Twizel, monthly averages in May

Min TemperatureMin Temperature 3°C  
Max TemperatureMax Temperature 11°C  
Chance of RainChance of Rain 34%  
PrecipitationPrecipitation 100 mm  
Rainy daysRainy days 10 days  

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 Twizel 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.

Cycling
6/10
Walking
6/10
Barbeque
3/10
Camping
4/10
Outdoor sports
6/10

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