Weather in North Island, New Zealand in May

So you're interested in going to North Island, New Zealand in May

May is a cold and slightly rainy time for sunbathing in North Island and not really recommended. May is a little too cold to enjoy swimming in North Island for any length of time. Consider visiting North Island in the months of January, February, March, December, for the best beach weather. Also consider one of our other suggestions for May.

Temperature in North Island in May

The average maximum temperature in North Island in May is 16°. The average maximum temperature is 19° in the previous month and 14° in the next month.

The average temperature in North Island in May is 12°. The average temperature ranges is 15° in the previous month and 10° in the next month.

The average minimum temperature in North Island in May is 10°. The minimum temperature is 12° in the previous month and in the next month.

Sunshine in North Island in May

The average day light hours per day in North Island in May are 10.2 and there are 4 hours of sunshine per day on average during May making it not a particularly sunny month.

The ultraviolet index in North Island 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 North Island in May

The average sea water temperature in North Island in May is 17.4° which is cool for swimming, shorty wetsuit may help you extend your time in the water.

Rainfall in North Island in May

The average total rainfall in North Island in May is 1.1cm and on average there are 15 rainy days in May making it a slightly wet time to visit the beach.

Humidity in North Island in May

The maximum dew point (an indicator of humidity) in North Island in May is 12° which is very comfortable. The dew point is 14° in the previous month and 10° in the next month.

The average maximum relative humidity in North Island in May is typically 86.4%. The maximum relative humidity is 84.9% in the previous month and 85.9% in the next month.

The average relative humidity in North Island in May is typically 75.6%. The average relative humidity is 72.1% in the previous month and 75.8% in the next month.

Wind Speed in North Island in May

The average maximum wind speed in North Island in May is typically 22kmh. The average maximum wind speed is 22kmh in the previous month and 23kmh in the next month.

The average wind speed in North Island in May is typically 12kmh. The average wind speed is 12kmh in the previous month and 13kmh in the next month.

The average wind direction in North Island in May is from the West-Southwest.

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