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Visiting Whangapoua Beach, Great Barrier Island, 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 32% making it very cloudy and overcast with some periods of sunshine. There are 3.3 hours of sunshine per day. It is not a good time for sunbathing in Whangapoua Beach. Sea temperatures are a chilly 19°C (66°F). May is a little too cold to enjoy swimming in Whangapoua Beach for prolonged periods of time.

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

In May, the weather at Whangapoua Beach becomes cooler and wetter. Swimming and sunbathing are less enjoyable, and snorkeling and diving conditions continue to decline. Surfing, windsurfing, and kitesurfing are still popular, as the wind conditions remain consistent. Also consider one of our other suggestions for May.

Can you sunbathe in Whangapoua Beach in May?

No, May is not a good time for sunbathing in Whangapoua Beach.

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 32% making it very cloudy and overcast with some periods of sunshine. There are 3.3 hours of sunshine per day.

More about May temperature and sunshine.

Can you swim in Whangapoua Beach in May?

Probably not, May is a little too cold to enjoy swimming in Whangapoua Beach for prolonged periods of time with the sea water at 19°C (66°F).

More about May sea temperatures.

Is May a good time to holiday in Whangapoua Beach?

Yes, May is a slightly cool time for a holiday in Whangapoua Beach.

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 32% making it very cloudy and overcast with some periods of sunshine. There are 3.3 hours of sunshine per day. It is not a good time for sunbathing in Whangapoua Beach. Sea temperatures are a chilly 19°C (66°F). May is a little too cold to enjoy swimming in Whangapoua Beach for prolonged periods of time.

More about the May temperatures and sunshine.

Is Whangapoua Beach warm in May?

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

The average maximum temperature in Whangapoua Beach 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 Whangapoua Beach 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 Whangapoua Beach in May?

The average day light hours per day in Whangapoua Beach in May are 10.2. The sunshine percentage is 32% making it very cloudy and overcast with some periods of sunshine. There are 3.3 hours of sunshine per day.

More about May sunshine.

Crowds in Whangapoua Beach in May

May is the beginning of autumn in New Zealand, and the cooler temperatures lead to a significant decrease in crowds at Whangapoua Beach. There are no public holidays or special events during this month, making it a peaceful time to visit the beach.

Temperature in Whangapoua Beach in May

The average maximum temperature in Whangapoua Beach 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 Whangapoua Beach 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 Whangapoua Beach 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 Whangapoua Beach in May

During May the average day light hours are 10.2 per day in Whangapoua Beach. The sunshine percentage is 32% making it very cloudy and overcast with some periods of sunshine. There are 3.3 hours of sunshine per day.

The ultraviolet index in Whangapoua Beach in May is typically 3.1 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 Whangapoua Beach in May

The average sea water temperature in Whangapoua Beach in May is 18.7°C (65.7°F) which is cool for swimming, shorty wetsuit may help you extend your time in the water.

Humidity in Whangapoua Beach in May

The maximum dew point (an indicator of humidity) in Whangapoua Beach 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 Whangapoua Beach 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 Whangapoua Beach 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 Whangapoua Beach in May

The average maximum wind speed in Whangapoua Beach 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 Whangapoua Beach 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 Whangapoua Beach in May is from the South West.

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