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Visiting Bark Bay, Abel Tasman National Park, New Zealand in May

May has average maximum temperatures of 15°C (58°F) which is a little too chilly for sunbathing. The sunshine percentage is 37% making it very cloudy and overcast with some periods of sunshine. There are 3.6 hours of sunshine per day. May has total rainfall of 14.7cm (5.8inches) making it often dry with only moderate showers. There are only 12.5 days with some rainfall so you can still enjoy the beach on the many clear days. It is not a good time for sunbathing in Bark Bay. Sea temperatures are a cold 16°C (61°F). May is too cold for swimming in Bark Bay for any length of time, unless you have a wetsuit.

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

May marks the beginning of the colder months in the Abel Tasman National Park, with more frequent rainfall and cooler weather. While swimming and sunbathing may be less appealing during this month, snorkeling, diving, surfing, windsurfing, and kitesurfing can still be enjoyed, particularly on the warmer and sunnier days. Also consider one of our other suggestions for May.

Can you sunbathe in Bark Bay in May?

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

May has average maximum temperatures of 15°C (58°F) which is a little too chilly for sunbathing. The sunshine percentage is 37% making it very cloudy and overcast with some periods of sunshine. There are 3.6 hours of sunshine per day. May has total rainfall of 14.7cm (5.8inches) making it often dry with only moderate showers. There are only 12.5 days with some rainfall so you can still enjoy the beach on the many clear days.

More about May temperature and sunshine.

Can you swim in Bark Bay in May?

No, May is too cold for swimming in Bark Bay for any length of time, with the sea water at 16°C (61°F), unless you have a wetsuit.

More about May sea temperatures.

Is May a good time to holiday in Bark Bay?

No, May is not a good time for a holiday in Bark Bay.

May has average maximum temperatures of 15°C (58°F) which is a little too chilly for sunbathing. The sunshine percentage is 37% making it very cloudy and overcast with some periods of sunshine. There are 3.6 hours of sunshine per day. May has total rainfall of 14.7cm (5.8inches) making it often dry with only moderate showers. There are only 12.5 days with some rainfall so you can still enjoy the beach on the many clear days. It is not a good time for sunbathing in Bark Bay. Sea temperatures are a cold 16°C (61°F). May is too cold for swimming in Bark Bay for any length of time, unless you have a wetsuit.

More about the May temperatures and sunshine.

Is Bark Bay warm in May?

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

The average maximum temperature in Bark Bay in May is 15°C (58°F). The average maximum temperature is 16°C (61°) in the previous month and 11°C (52°F) in the next month.

The average temperature in Bark Bay in May is 11°C (51°F). The average temperature is 12°C (54°F) in the previous month and 7°C (45°F) in the next month.

More info about the May temperatures and sunshine.

How sunny is Bark Bay in May?

The average day light hours per day in Bark Bay in May are 9.9. The sunshine percentage is 37% making it very cloudy and overcast with some periods of sunshine. There are 3.6 hours of sunshine per day.

More about May sunshine.

Crowds in Bark Bay in May

With the onset of winter, Bark Bay becomes much quieter in May. The beach is less crowded, and there are no significant public holidays or events that draw in visitors during this month.

Temperature in Bark Bay in May

The average maximum temperature in Bark Bay in May is 15°C (58°F). The average maximum temperature is 16°C (61°F) in the previous month and 11°C (52°F) in the next month.

The average temperature in Bark Bay in May is 11°C (51°F). The average temperature is 12°C (54°F) in the previous month and 7°C (45°F) in the next month.

The average minimum temperature in Bark Bay in May is 7°C (44°F). The minimum temperature is 8°C (47°F) in the previous month and 4°C (39°F) in the next month.

Sunshine in Bark Bay in May

During May the average day light hours are 9.9 per day in Bark Bay. The sunshine percentage is 37% making it very cloudy and overcast with some periods of sunshine. There are 3.6 hours of sunshine per day.

The ultraviolet index in Bark Bay in May is typically 2.2 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 Bark Bay in May

The average sea water temperature in Bark Bay in May is 16.2°C (61.2°F) which is cool for swimming, shorty wetsuit may help you extend your time in the water.

Rainfall in Bark Bay in May

The average total rainfall in Bark Bay in May is 14.7cm (5.8inches) and on average there are 12.5 rainy days in May making it a pretty wet time to visit the beach.

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