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Visiting Bay of Islands, New Zealand in May

May has average maximum temperatures of 17°C (62°F) which is a little too chilly for sunbathing. The sunshine percentage is 39.1% making it very cloudy and overcast with some periods of sunshine. There are 4.0 hours of sunshine per day. May has total rainfall of 1.1cm (0.4inches) making it mostly dry with very rare light showers although there are 15.7 days with some rainfall, so on the days it does rain it is only light and intermittent and shouldn't affect your beach enjoyment too much. It is not a good time for sunbathing in Bay of Islands. Sea temperatures are a chilly 17°C (63°F). May is a little too cold to enjoy swimming in Bay of Islands for prolonged periods of time.

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

Also consider one of our other suggestions for May.

Can you sunbathe in Bay of Islands in May?

No, May is not a good time for sunbathing in Bay of Islands.

May has average maximum temperatures of 17°C (62°F) which is a little too chilly for sunbathing. The sunshine percentage is 39.1% making it very cloudy and overcast with some periods of sunshine. There are 4.0 hours of sunshine per day. May has total rainfall of 1.1cm (0.4inches) making it mostly dry with very rare light showers although there are 15.7 days with some rainfall, so on the days it does rain it is only light and intermittent and shouldn't affect your beach enjoyment too much.

More about May temperature and sunshine.

Can you swim in Bay of Islands in May?

Probably not, May is a little too cold to enjoy swimming in Bay of Islands for prolonged periods of time with the sea water at 17°C (63°F).

More about May sea temperatures.

Is May a good time to holiday in Bay of Islands?

Probably not, May is not a good time for a holiday in Bay of Islands.

May has average maximum temperatures of 17°C (62°F) which is a little too chilly for sunbathing. The sunshine percentage is 39.1% making it very cloudy and overcast with some periods of sunshine. There are 4.0 hours of sunshine per day. May has total rainfall of 1.1cm (0.4inches) making it mostly dry with very rare light showers although there are 15.7 days with some rainfall, so on the days it does rain it is only light and intermittent and shouldn't affect your beach enjoyment too much. It is not a good time for sunbathing in Bay of Islands. Sea temperatures are a chilly 17°C (63°F). May is a little too cold to enjoy swimming in Bay of Islands for prolonged periods of time.

More about the May temperatures and sunshine.

Is Bay of Islands warm in May?

No, Bay of Islands is a little too chilly for sunbathing in May.

The average maximum temperature in Bay of Islands in May is 17°C (62°F). The average maximum temperature is 19°C (67°) in the previous month and 15°C (58°F) in the next month.

The average temperature in Bay of Islands in May is 13°C (55°F). The average temperature is 16°C (60°F) in the previous month and 11°C (51°F) in the next month.

More info about the May temperatures and sunshine.

How sunny is Bay of Islands in May?

The average day light hours per day in Bay of Islands in May are 10.2. The sunshine percentage is 39.1% making it very cloudy and overcast with some periods of sunshine. There are 4.0 hours of sunshine per day.

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Temperature in Bay of Islands in May

The average maximum temperature in Bay of Islands in May is 17°C (62°F). The average maximum temperature is 19°C (67°F) in the previous month and 15°C (58°F) in the next month.

The average temperature in Bay of Islands in May is 13°C (55°F). The average temperature is 16°C (60°F) in the previous month and 11°C (51°F) in the next month.

The average minimum temperature in Bay of Islands in May is 10°C (50°F). The minimum temperature is 13°C (55°F) in the previous month and 9°C (47°F) in the next month.

Sunshine in Bay of Islands in May

During May the average day light hours are 10.2 per day in Bay of Islands. The sunshine percentage is 39.1% making it very cloudy and overcast with some periods of sunshine. There are 4.0 hours of sunshine per day.

The ultraviolet index in Bay of Islands 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 Bay of Islands in May

The average sea water temperature in Bay of Islands in May is 17.4°C (63.3°F) which is cool for swimming, shorty wetsuit may help you extend your time in the water.

Rainfall in Bay of Islands in May

The average total rainfall in Bay of Islands in May is 1.1cm (0.4inches) and on average there are 15.7 rainy days in May making it a wet time to visit the beach.

Humidity in Bay of Islands in May

The maximum dew point (an indicator of humidity) in Bay of Islands in May is 12°C (54°F) which is very comfortable. The dew point is 14°C (58°F) in the previous month and 11°C (11°F) in the next month.

The average maximum relative humidity in Bay of Islands in May is typically 90.1%. The maximum relative humidity is 88.6% in the previous month and 89.6% in the next month.

The average relative humidity in Bay of Islands in May is typically 78.9%. The average relative humidity is 75.3% in the previous month and 79.1% in the next month.

Wind Speed in Bay of Islands in May

The average maximum wind speed in Bay of Islands in May is typically 23KM/H (14MPH). The average maximum wind speed is 23KM/H (14MPH) in the previous month and 24KM/H (15MPH) in the next month.

The average wind speed in Bay of Islands in May is typically 12KM/H (7MPH). The average wind speed is 13KM/H (8MPH) in the previous month and 14KM/H (8MPH) in the next month.

The average wind direction in Bay of Islands in May is from the West-Southwest.

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