Waitomo Caves weather in May (Waikato, New Zealand)

What can you expect from the weather in Waitomo Caves during 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, Waitomo Caves generally has moderate temperatures and high rainfall. Throughout the daytime, temperatures often hover around 17°C. However, as the sun sets and evening approaches, there's a noticeable cool-down, with temperatures gently dropping to a more temperate 8°C.

Waitomo Caves in May usually receives high rainfall, averaging around 136 mm for the month. Based on our climate data of the past 30 years, about 17 days of rain are anticipated.

The area experiences a moderate amount of sunshine, with approximately 138 hours of sunlight expected. This makes it neither too gloomy nor overly bright.

If you prefer dry days with pleasant temperatures, May may not be the ideal month to visit Waitomo Caves. January and March typically offer the most optimal weather. In contrast, May, June, July, August, September and October tend to have less optimal conditions.

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

 

Waitomo Caves, monthly averages in May

Min Temperature 8°C  
Max Temperature 17°C  
Chance of Rain 55%  
Precipitation 136 mm  
Rainy days 17 days  
Humidity 89% *  
Sunshine 138 hours *  
Percentage Sunshine *  
* Data from: Hamilton, 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 Waitomo Caves in May?

For visitors traveling to Waitomo Caves, 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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