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Westport weather in May (West Coast, New Zealand)

What can you expect from the weather in Westport 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, Westport typically experiences moderate temperatures and heavy rainfall. Throughout the daytime, temperatures often hover around 15°C. However, as the sun sets and evening approaches, there's a noticeable cool-down, with temperatures gently dropping to a more temperate 9°C.

Westport in May falls under the rainy season with heavy rainfall, averaging around 244 mm for the month. Typically around 18 days of rainfall is expected.

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

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

 

Westport, monthly averages in May

Min TemperatureMin Temperature 9°C  
Max TemperatureMax Temperature 15°C  
Chance of RainChance of Rain 61%  
PrecipitationPrecipitation 244 mm  
Rainy daysRainy days 18 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 this month?

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
5/10
Walking
5/10
Camping
3/10

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