Waikanae weather in May (Wellington, New Zealand)

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

In May, Waikanae generally has moderate temperatures and high rainfall. Anticipate daytime temperatures around 15°C, while night temperatures can drop to 10°C.

Waikanae in May usually receives high rainfall, averaging around 129 mm for the month. Delving into the climate records from the past 30 years, one can predict that nearly 16 days of the month will see rainfall.

The area experiences a moderate amount of sunshine, with approximately 118 hours of sunlight expected. This makes it neither too gloomy nor overly bright.

Should you favor a climate that's both dry and comfortably warm February and March typically offer the most agreeable circumstances. On the other hand, 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 Waikanae climate page with graphs.

 

Waikanae, monthly averages in May

Min Temperature 10°C  
Max Temperature 15°C  
Chance of Rain 53%  
Precipitation 129 mm  
Rainy days 16 days  
Humidity 84% *  
Sunshine 118 hours *  
Percentage Sunshine *  
* Data from: Wellington, New Zealand (55 KM, 34 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 Waikanae 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
6/10
Outdoor sports
9/10

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