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Visiting Mount Maunganui Beach, Tauranga, New Zealand in May

May has average maximum temperatures of 18°C (64°F) which is not that warm but sunbathing may be possible on some clear days. The sunshine percentage is 38% making it very cloudy and overcast with some periods of sunshine. There are 3.8 hours of sunshine per day. May has total rainfall of 4cm (1.6inches) making it mostly dry but with short lived occasional showers. There are only 12 days with some rainfall so you can still enjoy the beach on the majority of days. It is not a good time for sunbathing in Mount Maunganui Beach. Sea temperatures are a cold 17°C (62°F). May is too cold for swimming in Mount Maunganui Beach for any length of time, unless you have a wetsuit.

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

May experiences cooler weather and more frequent rain showers. Swimming and sunbathing may be less enjoyable due to the cooler temperatures. Surfing conditions can still be good, but it's essential to check the forecast. Windsurfing, kitesurfing, snorkeling, and diving are still possible but may be less popular during this month. Also consider one of our other suggestions for May.

Can you sunbathe in Mount Maunganui Beach in May?

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

May has average maximum temperatures of 18°C (64°F) which is not that warm but sunbathing may be possible on some clear days. The sunshine percentage is 38% making it very cloudy and overcast with some periods of sunshine. There are 3.8 hours of sunshine per day. May has total rainfall of 4cm (1.6inches) making it mostly dry but with short lived occasional showers. There are only 12 days with some rainfall so you can still enjoy the beach on the majority of days.

More about May temperature and sunshine.

Can you swim in Mount Maunganui Beach in May?

No, May is too cold for swimming in Mount Maunganui Beach 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 Mount Maunganui Beach?

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

May has average maximum temperatures of 18°C (64°F) which is not that warm but sunbathing may be possible on some clear days. The sunshine percentage is 38% making it very cloudy and overcast with some periods of sunshine. There are 3.8 hours of sunshine per day. May has total rainfall of 4cm (1.6inches) making it mostly dry but with short lived occasional showers. There are only 12 days with some rainfall so you can still enjoy the beach on the majority of days. It is not a good time for sunbathing in Mount Maunganui Beach. Sea temperatures are a cold 17°C (62°F). May is too cold for swimming in Mount Maunganui Beach for any length of time, unless you have a wetsuit.

More about the May temperatures and sunshine.

Is Mount Maunganui Beach warm in May?

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

The average maximum temperature in Mount Maunganui Beach in May is 18°C (64°F). The average maximum temperature is 21°C (69°) in the previous month and 16°C (60°F) in the next month.

The average temperature in Mount Maunganui Beach in May is 13°C (56°F). The average temperature is 17°C (63°F) in the previous month and 12°C (53°F) in the next month.

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How sunny is Mount Maunganui Beach in May?

The average day light hours per day in Mount Maunganui Beach in May are 10.1. The sunshine percentage is 38% making it very cloudy and overcast with some periods of sunshine. There are 3.8 hours of sunshine per day.

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Temperature in Mount Maunganui Beach in May

The average maximum temperature in Mount Maunganui Beach in May is 18°C (64°F). The average maximum temperature is 21°C (69°F) in the previous month and 16°C (60°F) in the next month.

The average temperature in Mount Maunganui Beach in May is 13°C (56°F). The average temperature is 17°C (63°F) in the previous month and 12°C (53°F) in the next month.

The average minimum temperature in Mount Maunganui Beach in May is 9°C (48°F). The minimum temperature is 13°C (56°F) in the previous month and 8°C (47°F) in the next month.

Sunshine in Mount Maunganui Beach in May

During May the average day light hours are 10.1 per day in Mount Maunganui Beach. The sunshine percentage is 38% making it very cloudy and overcast with some periods of sunshine. There are 3.8 hours of sunshine per day.

The ultraviolet index in Mount Maunganui Beach in May is typically 2.8 during May. An ultraviolet index reading of 0 to 2 indicates low danger from the sun's UV rays for the average person. Most people will be able to spend several hours in the sun with out a problem, however unprotected skin risks burning in less than 1 hour. Wear sunglasses on bright days. Only those that burn easily will need to apply sunscreen. Watch out for relections from water that may increase ultraviolet exposure.

Sea Temperature in Mount Maunganui Beach in May

The average sea water temperature in Mount Maunganui Beach in May is 16.8°C (62.2°F) which is cool for swimming, shorty wetsuit may help you extend your time in the water.

Rainfall in Mount Maunganui Beach in May

The average total rainfall in Mount Maunganui Beach in May is 4cm (1.6inches) and on average there are 12 rainy days in May making it a pretty wet time to visit the beach.

Humidity in Mount Maunganui Beach in May

The maximum dew point (an indicator of humidity) in Mount Maunganui Beach in May is 12°C (53°F) which is very comfortable. The dew point is 15°C (58°F) in the previous month and 11°C (11°F) in the next month.

The average maximum relative humidity in Mount Maunganui Beach in May is typically 87.6%. The maximum relative humidity is 86.9% in the previous month and 87.7% in the next month.

The average relative humidity in Mount Maunganui Beach in May is typically 73.3%. The average relative humidity is 71.7% in the previous month and 75.2% in the next month.

Wind Speed in Mount Maunganui Beach in May

The average maximum wind speed in Mount Maunganui Beach in May is typically 19KM/H (12MPH). The average maximum wind speed is 21KM/H (13MPH) in the previous month and 21KM/H (13MPH) in the next month.

The average wind speed in Mount Maunganui Beach in May is typically 10KM/H (6MPH). The average wind speed is 12KM/H (7MPH) in the previous month and 12KM/H (7MPH) in the next month.

The average wind direction in Mount Maunganui Beach in May is from the North.

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