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Visiting Waiheke Island, Auckland, New Zealand in May

May has average maximum temperatures of 17°C (63°F) which is not that warm but sunbathing may be possible on some clear days. The sunshine percentage is 39% making it very cloudy and overcast with some periods of sunshine. There are 4.0 hours of sunshine per day. It is not a good time for sunbathing in Waiheke Island. Sea temperatures are a cold 17°C (62°F). May is too cold for swimming in Waiheke Island for any length of time, unless you have a wetsuit.

Consider visiting Waiheke Island in the months of January, February, March, December, for the best beach weather.

In May, the weather becomes cooler and more unpredictable, with increased rainfall. Swimming and sunbathing become less appealing, but on calmer days, snorkeling and diving can still be enjoyed. Surfing, windsurfing, and kitesurfing may be possible, depending on the wind and wave conditions. Also consider one of our other suggestions for May.

Can you sunbathe in Waiheke Island in May?

No, May is not a good time for sunbathing in Waiheke Island.

May has average maximum temperatures of 17°C (63°F) which is not that warm but sunbathing may be possible on some clear days. The sunshine percentage is 39% making it very cloudy and overcast with some periods of sunshine. There are 4.0 hours of sunshine per day.

More about May temperature and sunshine.

Can you swim in Waiheke Island in May?

No, May is too cold for swimming in Waiheke Island for any length of time, with the sea water at 17°C (62°F), unless you have a wetsuit.

More about May sea temperatures.

Is May a good time to holiday in Waiheke Island?

Yes, May is a slightly cool time for a holiday in Waiheke Island.

May has average maximum temperatures of 17°C (63°F) which is not that warm but sunbathing may be possible on some clear days. The sunshine percentage is 39% making it very cloudy and overcast with some periods of sunshine. There are 4.0 hours of sunshine per day. It is not a good time for sunbathing in Waiheke Island. Sea temperatures are a cold 17°C (62°F). May is too cold for swimming in Waiheke Island for any length of time, unless you have a wetsuit.

More about the May temperatures and sunshine.

Is Waiheke Island warm in May?

No, Waiheke Island is not that warm but sunbathing may be possible on some clear days in May.

The average maximum temperature in Waiheke Island in May is 17°C (63°F). The average maximum temperature is 20°C (68°) in the previous month and 15°C (59°F) in the next month.

The average temperature in Waiheke Island in May is 14°C (57°F). The average temperature is 17°C (62°F) in the previous month and 12°C (53°F) in the next month.

More info about the May temperatures and sunshine.

How sunny is Waiheke Island in May?

The average day light hours per day in Waiheke Island in May are 10.2. The sunshine percentage is 39% making it very cloudy and overcast with some periods of sunshine. There are 4.0 hours of sunshine per day.

More about May sunshine.

Crowds in Waiheke Island in May

With the onset of winter, Waiheke Island's beaches are much less crowded in May. The weather is cooler and often rainy, making beach visits less appealing. There are no public holidays or major events in May, so you can expect the beaches to be quite peaceful during this month.

Temperature in Waiheke Island in May

The average maximum temperature in Waiheke Island in May is 17°C (63°F). The average maximum temperature is 20°C (68°F) in the previous month and 15°C (59°F) in the next month.

The average temperature in Waiheke Island in May is 14°C (57°F). The average temperature is 17°C (62°F) in the previous month and 12°C (53°F) in the next month.

The average minimum temperature in Waiheke Island in May is 11°C (51°F). The minimum temperature is 13°C (56°F) in the previous month and 9°C (48°F) in the next month.

Sunshine in Waiheke Island in May

During May the average day light hours are 10.2 per day in Waiheke Island. The sunshine percentage is 39% making it very cloudy and overcast with some periods of sunshine. There are 4.0 hours of sunshine per day.

The ultraviolet index in Waiheke Island in May is typically 2.9 during May. An ultraviolet index reading of 3 to 5 indicates there is a moderate risk of harm from unprotected sun exposure. Keep out of the sun during the strongest hours around midday when unprotected skin risks burning in less than 30 minutes. For the sensitive wear protective clothing, a wide-brimmed hat, and UV-blocking sunglasses. Generously apply broad spectrum SPF 30+ sunscreen every 2 hours, even on cloudy days, and after swimming or sweating. Tanning for hours is possible with the right application of sun cream. Watch out for relections from water that may increase ultraviolet exposure.

Sea Temperature in Waiheke Island in May

The average sea water temperature in Waiheke Island in May is 16.6°C (61.9°F) which is cool for swimming, shorty wetsuit may help you extend your time in the water.

Humidity in Waiheke Island in May

The maximum dew point (an indicator of humidity) in Waiheke Island in May is 13°C (56°F) which is comfortable for everyone. The dew point is 15°C (59°F) in the previous month and 12°C (12°F) in the next month.

The average maximum relative humidity in Waiheke Island in May is typically 96.4%. The maximum relative humidity is 94.9% in the previous month and 95.8% in the next month.

The average relative humidity in Waiheke Island in May is typically 85.1%. The average relative humidity is 80.8% in the previous month and 84.9% in the next month.

Wind Speed in Waiheke Island in May

The average maximum wind speed in Waiheke Island in May is typically 26KM/H (16MPH). The average maximum wind speed is 26KM/H (16MPH) in the previous month and 28KM/H (17MPH) in the next month.

The average wind speed in Waiheke Island in May is typically 13KM/H (8MPH). The average wind speed is 14KM/H (8MPH) in the previous month and 15KM/H (9MPH) in the next month.

The average wind direction in Waiheke Island in May is from the South West.

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