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Auckland Weather in May, New Zealand

AUCKLAND AVERAGES FOR MAY

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Auckland Averages May

  • What is Average Temperature?
    The average high temperature and the average low temperature for that month, on a daily basis, divided by 2 equals the average temperature for that month

    Temperature

    14°C
    57°F
  • What is Average High Low Temperature?
    The sum of high temperatures/low temperatures divided by the number of days in that month, recorded daily

    High Temperature

    17°C
    63°F
  • What is Average High Low Temperature?
    The sum of high temperatures/low temperatures divided by the number of days in that month, recorded daily

    Low Temperature

    11°C
    52°F
  • What is Average Day Temperature?
    The average temperature recorded between sunrise and sunset

    Day Temperature

    16°C
    62°F
  • What is Average Night Temperature?
    The average temperature recorded between sunset and sunrise

    Night Temperature

    13°C
    56°F
  • What is Average Sea Temperature?
    Average daily sea temperatures and divided by the number of days in the month. Sea Temperatures are taken from buoys, ships and even satellites can calculate sea temperature based on energy that is radiated from the sea's surface

    Sea Temperature

    18°C
    64°F
  • What are Average Daily Sunshine Hours?
    Total sunshine hours for the month, divided by the number of days in the month. Sunshine hours are taken with a sunshine recorder, either a Campbell-Stokes recorder or an Eppley Pyreheliometer

    Sunshine Hours

    5 hours
  • What is Average Rainfall?
    The amount of mm in rain for that month divided by the number of days, and the number of days that it rains during that month on average, over a given period of years

    Rainfall Days

    17 days
  • What is Average Rainfall?
    The amount of mm in rain for that month divided by the number of days, and the number of days that it rains during that month on average, over a given period of years

    Rainfall

    50 mm

Auckland Daily Averages May

May 2024 Forecast, Daily Averages

Sun
Mon
Tue
Wed
1 Avg 16º 61º
Thu
2 Avg 17º 63º
Fri
3 Avg 17º 63º
Sat
4 Avg 17º 63º
5 Avg 17º 63º
6 Avg 17º 63º
7 Avg 17º 63º
8 Avg 15º 59º
9 Avg 16º 61º
10 Avg 16º 61º
11 Avg 16º 61º
12 Avg 15º 59º
13 Avg 17º 63º
14 Avg 16º 61º
15 Avg 15º 59º
16 Avg 15º 59º
17 Avg 15º 59º
18 Avg 16º 61º
19 Avg 14º 57º
20 Avg 15º 59º
21 Avg 14º 57º
22 Avg 13º 55º
23 Avg 13º 55º
24 Avg 14º 57º
25 Avg 14º 57º
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27
28
29
30
31
  • 14

    57

    Hour 18

    18:00

  • 14

    57

    Hour 19

    19:00

  • 14

    57

    Hour 20

    20:00

  • 14

    57

    Hour 21

    21:00

  • 13

    55

    Hour 22

    22:00

  • 13

    55

    Hour 23

    23:00

  • Monday
  • 14

    57

    0:00

  • 14

    57

    1:00

  • 14

    57

    2:00

  • 14

    57

    3:00

  • 14

    57

    4:00

  • 14

    57

    5:00

  • 14

    57

    6:00

  • 14

    57

    7:00

  • Sunset

    07:21

  • 14

    57

    8:00

  • 14

    57

    9:00

  • 15

    59

    10:00

  • 15

    59

    11:00

  • 15

    59

    12:00

  • 16

    61

    13:00

  • 15

    59

    14:00

  • 15

    59

    15:00

  • 14

    57

    16:00

  • 15

    59

    17:00

  • Sunset

    17:15

    • 1800

      Patchy rain possible

      14º

      57º

    • 1900

      Patchy rain possible

      14º

      57º

    • 2000

      Patchy rain possible

      14º

      57º

    • 2100

      Light rain shower

      14º

      57º

    • 2200

      Light rain shower

      13º

      55º

    • 2300

      Patchy rain possible

      13º

      55º

    • 0000

      Mon

      Patchy rain possible

      13º

      55º

    • 0100

      Patchy rain possible

      13º

      55º

    • 0200

      Patchy rain possible

      13º

      55º

    • 0300

      Patchy rain possible

      13º

      55º

    • 0400

      Patchy rain possible

      13º

      55º

    • 0500

      Patchy rain possible

      13º

      55º

    • 0600

      Patchy rain possible

      13º

      55º

    • 0700

      Patchy rain possible

      12º

      54º

    • 07 21

      SUNRISE https://yoy19n.5gcdn.net/ext/auto?src=https%3A%2F%2Fassets.holiday-weather.com%2Fimages%2Fmobile%2Fweather_icons%2Fpng%2Fsunrise.png&sig=f76571d3bb8e6eeb2008832566a9aec585b689da4062410fc980a87bb4d74203
    • 0800

      Patchy rain possible

      13º

      55º

    • 0900

      Patchy rain possible

      13º

      55º

    • 1000

      Patchy rain possible

      13º

      55º

    • 1100

      Patchy rain possible

      14º

      57º

    • 1200

      Patchy rain possible

      14º

      57º

    • 1300

      Patchy rain possible

      14º

      57º

    • 1400

      Patchy rain possible

      14º

      57º

    • 1500

      Patchy rain possible

      14º

      57º

    • 1600

      Patchy rain possible

      14º

      57º

    • 1700

      Patchy rain possible

      13º

      55º

    • 17 15

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  • 12

    54

    Hour 7

    7:00

  • Sunset

    07:22

  • 13

    55

    Hour 8

    8:00

  • 13

    55

    Hour 9

    9:00

  • 13

    55

    Hour 10

    10:00

  • 14

    57

    Hour 11

    11:00

  • 14

    57

    Hour 12

    12:00

  • 14

    57

    Hour 13

    13:00

  • 14

    57

    Hour 14

    14:00

  • 14

    57

    Hour 15

    15:00

  • 14

    57

    Hour 16

    16:00

  • 13

    55

    Hour 17

    17:00

  • Sunset

    17:14

  • 13

    55

    Hour 18

    18:00

  • 13

    55

    Hour 19

    19:00

  • 13

    55

    Hour 20

    20:00

  • 13

    55

    Hour 21

    21:00

  • 13

    55

    Hour 22

    22:00

  • 12

    54

    Hour 23

    23:00

  • Tuesday
  • 13

    55

    0:00

  • 13

    55

    1:00

  • 13

    55

    2:00

  • 13

    55

    3:00

  • 13

    55

    4:00

  • 13

    55

    5:00

  • 13

    55

    6:00

    • 0600

      Patchy rain possible

      13º

      55º

    • 0700

      Patchy rain possible

      12º

      54º

    • 07 22

      SUNRISE https://yoy19n.5gcdn.net/ext/auto?src=https%3A%2F%2Fassets.holiday-weather.com%2Fimages%2Fmobile%2Fweather_icons%2Fpng%2Fsunrise.png&sig=f76571d3bb8e6eeb2008832566a9aec585b689da4062410fc980a87bb4d74203
    • 0800

      Patchy rain possible

      13º

      55º

    • 0900

      Patchy rain possible

      13º

      55º

    • 1000

      Patchy rain possible

      13º

      55º

    • 1100

      Patchy rain possible

      14º

      57º

    • 1200

      Patchy rain possible

      14º

      57º

    • 1300

      Patchy rain possible

      14º

      57º

    • 1400

      Patchy rain possible

      14º

      57º

    • 1500

      Patchy rain possible

      14º

      57º

    • 1600

      Patchy rain possible

      14º

      57º

    • 1700

      Patchy rain possible

      13º

      55º

    • 17 14

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    • 1800

      Patchy rain possible

      13º

      55º

    • 1900

      Patchy rain possible

      13º

      55º

    • 2000

      Patchy rain possible

      13º

      55º

    • 2100

      Patchy rain possible

      13º

      55º

    • 2200

      Patchy rain possible

      13º

      55º

    • 2300

      Patchy rain possible

      12º

      54º

    • 0000

      Tue

      Patchy rain possible

      12º

      54º

    • 0100

      Patchy rain possible

      12º

      54º

    • 0200

      Patchy rain possible

      12º

      54º

    • 0300

      Patchy rain possible

      12º

      54º

    • 0400

      Patchy rain possible

      13º

      55º

    • 0500

      Patchy rain possible

      13º

      55º

  • 13

    55

    Hour 7

    7:00

  • Sunset

    07:23

  • 13

    55

    Hour 8

    8:00

  • 13

    55

    Hour 9

    9:00

  • 13

    55

    Hour 10

    10:00

  • 13

    55

    Hour 11

    11:00

  • 14

    57

    Hour 12

    12:00

  • 14

    57

    Hour 13

    13:00

  • 15

    59

    Hour 14

    14:00

  • 14

    57

    Hour 15

    15:00

  • 13

    55

    Hour 16

    16:00

  • 13

    55

    Hour 17

    17:00

  • Sunset

    17:14

  • 13

    55

    Hour 18

    18:00

  • 12

    54

    Hour 19

    19:00

  • 12

    54

    Hour 20

    20:00

  • 12

    54

    Hour 21

    21:00

  • 12

    54

    Hour 22

    22:00

  • 12

    54

    Hour 23

    23:00

  • Wednesday
  • 12

    54

    0:00

  • 12

    54

    1:00

  • 12

    54

    2:00

  • 12

    54

    3:00

  • 13

    55

    4:00

  • 13

    55

    5:00

  • 13

    55

    6:00

    • 0600

      Patchy rain possible

      13º

      55º

    • 0700

      Patchy rain possible

      13º

      55º

    • 07 23

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    • 0800

      Patchy rain possible

      13º

      55º

    • 0900

      Patchy rain possible

      13º

      55º

    • 1000

      Light rain shower

      13º

      55º

    • 1100

      Light rain shower

      13º

      55º

    • 1200

      Patchy rain possible

      14º

      57º

    • 1300

      Patchy rain possible

      14º

      57º

    • 1400

      Patchy rain possible

      15º

      59º

    • 1500

      Light rain shower

      14º

      57º

    • 1600

      Light rain shower

      13º

      55º

    • 1700

      Patchy rain possible

      13º

      55º

    • 17 14

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    • 1800

      Patchy rain possible

      13º

      55º

    • 1900

      Light rain

      12º

      54º

    • 2000

      Light rain shower

      12º

      54º

    • 2100

      Light rain shower

      12º

      54º

    • 2200

      Light rain shower

      12º

      54º

    • 2300

      Light rain shower

      12º

      54º

    • 0000

      Wed

      Light rain shower

      12º

      54º

    • 0100

      Light rain shower

      12º

      54º

    • 0200

      Light rain shower

      13º

      55º

    • 0300

      Light rain shower

      13º

      55º

    • 0400

      Light rain shower

      12º

      54º

    • 0500

      Light rain shower

      13º

      55º

  • 13

    55

    Hour 7

    7:00

  • Sunset

    07:23

  • 13

    55

    Hour 8

    8:00

  • 13

    55

    Hour 9

    9:00

  • 12

    54

    Hour 10

    10:00

  • 13

    55

    Hour 11

    11:00

  • 13

    55

    Hour 12

    12:00

  • 14

    57

    Hour 13

    13:00

  • 13

    55

    Hour 14

    14:00

  • 12

    54

    Hour 15

    15:00

  • 11

    52

    Hour 16

    16:00

  • 10

    50

    Hour 17

    17:00

  • Sunset

    17:13

  • 11

    52

    Hour 18

    18:00

  • 10

    50

    Hour 19

    19:00

  • 10

    50

    Hour 20

    20:00

  • 10

    50

    Hour 21

    21:00

  • 10

    50

    Hour 22

    22:00

  • 10

    50

    Hour 23

    23:00

  • Thursday
  • 12

    54

    0:00

  • 12

    54

    1:00

  • 13

    55

    2:00

  • 13

    55

    3:00

  • 12

    54

    4:00

  • 13

    55

    5:00

  • 13

    55

    6:00

    • 0600

      Patchy rain possible

      13º

      55º

    • 0700

      Patchy rain possible

      13º

      55º

    • 07 23

      SUNRISE https://yoy19n.5gcdn.net/ext/auto?src=https%3A%2F%2Fassets.holiday-weather.com%2Fimages%2Fmobile%2Fweather_icons%2Fpng%2Fsunrise.png&sig=f76571d3bb8e6eeb2008832566a9aec585b689da4062410fc980a87bb4d74203
    • 0800

      Patchy rain possible

      13º

      55º

    • 0900

      Light rain

      13º

      55º

    • 1000

      Heavy rain

      12º

      54º

    • 1100

      Patchy rain possible

      13º

      55º

    • 1200

      Light rain shower

      13º

      55º

    • 1300

      Light rain shower

      14º

      57º

    • 1400

      Light rain shower

      13º

      55º

    • 1500

      Light rain shower

      12º

      54º

    • 1600

      Light rain shower

      11º

      52º

    • 1700

      Moderate or heavy rain shower

      10º

      50º

    • 17 13

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    • 1800

      Light rain shower

      11º

      52º

    • 1900

      Light rain shower

      10º

      50º

    • 2000

      Light rain shower

      10º

      50º

    • 2100

      Patchy rain possible

      10º

      50º

    • 2200

      Patchy rain possible

      10º

      50º

    • 2300

      Clear

      10º

      50º

    • 0000

      Thu

      Clear

      48º

    • 0100

      Clear

      48º

    • 0200

      Clear

      48º

    • 0300

      Clear

      48º

    • 0400

      Clear

      48º

    • 0500

      Clear

      48º

  • 9

    48

    Hour 7

    7:00

  • Sunset

    07:24

  • 9

    48

    Hour 8

    8:00

  • 11

    52

    Hour 9

    9:00

  • 12

    54

    Hour 10

    10:00

  • 13

    55

    Hour 11

    11:00

  • 14

    57

    Hour 12

    12:00

  • 14

    57

    Hour 13

    13:00

  • 14

    57

    Hour 14

    14:00

  • 14

    57

    Hour 15

    15:00

  • 14

    57

    Hour 16

    16:00

  • 13

    55

    Hour 17

    17:00

  • Sunset

    17:13

  • 13

    55

    Hour 18

    18:00

  • 13

    55

    Hour 19

    19:00

  • 13

    55

    Hour 20

    20:00

  • 13

    55

    Hour 21

    21:00

  • 13

    55

    Hour 22

    22:00

  • 14

    57

    Hour 23

    23:00

  • Friday
  • 9

    48

    0:00

  • 9

    48

    1:00

  • 9

    48

    2:00

  • 9

    48

    3:00

  • 9

    48

    4:00

  • 9

    48

    5:00

  • 9

    48

    6:00

    • 0600

      Clear

      48º

    • 0700

      Clear

      48º

    • 07 24

      SUNRISE https://yoy19n.5gcdn.net/ext/auto?src=https%3A%2F%2Fassets.holiday-weather.com%2Fimages%2Fmobile%2Fweather_icons%2Fpng%2Fsunrise.png&sig=f76571d3bb8e6eeb2008832566a9aec585b689da4062410fc980a87bb4d74203
    • 0800

      Clear

      48º

    • 0900

      Clear

      11º

      52º

    • 1000

      Clear

      12º

      54º

    • 1100

      Clear

      13º

      55º

    • 1200

      Clear

      14º

      57º

    • 1300

      Partly cloudy

      14º

      57º

    • 1400

      Partly cloudy

      14º

      57º

    • 1500

      Partly cloudy

      14º

      57º

    • 1600

      Patchy rain possible

      14º

      57º

    • 1700

      Patchy rain possible

      13º

      55º

    • 17 13

      SUNSET https://yoy19n.5gcdn.net/ext/auto?src=https%3A%2F%2Fassets.holiday-weather.com%2Fimages%2Fmobile%2Fweather_icons%2Fpng%2Fsunset.png&sig=341ecd45a4425fb0425d567e6637fa5fd0f82bc67f312a69d4a584b7e87a36d9
    • 1800

      Clear

      13º

      55º

    • 1900

      Patchy rain possible

      13º

      55º

    • 2000

      Patchy rain possible

      13º

      55º

    • 2100

      Patchy rain possible

      13º

      55º

    • 2200

      Patchy rain possible

      13º

      55º

    • 2300

      Patchy rain possible

      14º

      57º

    • 0000

      Fri

      Patchy rain possible

      14º

      57º

    • 0100

      Patchy rain possible

      14º

      57º

    • 0200

      Patchy rain possible

      14º

      57º

    • 0300

      Patchy rain possible

      14º

      57º

    • 0400

      Patchy rain possible

      14º

      57º

    • 0500

      Patchy rain possible

      14º

      57º

  • 14

    57

    Hour 7

    7:00

  • Sunset

    07:25

  • 15

    59

    Hour 8

    8:00

  • 15

    59

    Hour 9

    9:00

  • 15

    59

    Hour 10

    10:00

  • 16

    61

    Hour 11

    11:00

  • 16

    61

    Hour 12

    12:00

  • 16

    61

    Hour 13

    13:00

  • 16

    61

    Hour 14

    14:00

  • 16

    61

    Hour 15

    15:00

  • 15

    59

    Hour 16

    16:00

  • 15

    59

    Hour 17

    17:00

  • Sunset

    17:13

  • 14

    57

    Hour 18

    18:00

  • 14

    57

    Hour 19

    19:00

  • 14

    57

    Hour 20

    20:00

  • 14

    57

    Hour 21

    21:00

  • 14

    57

    Hour 22

    22:00

  • 13

    55

    Hour 23

    23:00

  • Saturday
  • 14

    57

    0:00

  • 14

    57

    1:00

  • 14

    57

    2:00

  • 14

    57

    3:00

  • 14

    57

    4:00

  • 14

    57

    5:00

  • 14

    57

    6:00

    • 0600

      Partly cloudy

      14º

      57º

    • 0700

      Cloudy

      14º

      57º

    • 07 25

      SUNRISE https://yoy19n.5gcdn.net/ext/auto?src=https%3A%2F%2Fassets.holiday-weather.com%2Fimages%2Fmobile%2Fweather_icons%2Fpng%2Fsunrise.png&sig=f76571d3bb8e6eeb2008832566a9aec585b689da4062410fc980a87bb4d74203
    • 0800

      Partly cloudy

      15º

      59º

    • 0900

      Cloudy

      15º

      59º

    • 1000

      Partly cloudy

      15º

      59º

    • 1100

      Cloudy

      16º

      61º

    • 1200

      Partly cloudy

      16º

      61º

    • 1300

      Partly cloudy

      16º

      61º

    • 1400

      Partly cloudy

      16º

      61º

    • 1500

      Partly cloudy

      16º

      61º

    • 1600

      Partly cloudy

      15º

      59º

    • 1700

      Partly cloudy

      15º

      59º

    • 17 13

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    • 1800

      Partly cloudy

      14º

      57º

    • 1900

      Clear

      14º

      57º

    • 2000

      Partly cloudy

      14º

      57º

    • 2100

      Clear

      14º

      57º

    • 2200

      Clear

      14º

      57º

    • 2300

      Clear

      13º

      55º

    • 0000

      Sat

      Clear

      13º

      55º

    • 0100

      Clear

      13º

      55º

    • 0200

      Clear

      13º

      55º

    • 0300

      Clear

      13º

      55º

    • 0400

      Clear

      13º

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What's the Weather Like in Auckland in May

The month of May is the last month of autumn in Auckland. During this crisp and cool month, destinations in the Southern Hemisphere are looking towards winter and cold temperatures, and Auckland is no exception. Winters in New Zealand are notoriously cold with many places receiving snow throughout the winter. In many cities and towns, including Auckland, activities begin to shift from the water to the mountains and indoors as the precipitation continues to increase and the days grow ever cooler.

Sea Temperature

Auckland's location on two large bays means many activities and occupations in the city focus on the water, however as winter approaches the sea temperature becomes chillier.  The average sea temperature for the month of May is 18°C (64°F). While this is colder than the summer sea temperature of 21°C (70°F), the water temperature is falling slower than the air temperature and on certain days the water might be warmer than on land.

Temperature

May is the first month that the temperature begins to drop rapidly. The average temperature falls from 17°C (63°F) in April, to 14°C (57°F) in May.

Likewise the average low temperature continues to fall quickly throughout the month. The average low temperature of 11°C (52°F) means that at this time of year evenings, overnight and early mornings in Auckland are cool and require extra layers. The average high temperature is a mild 17°C (63°F).

Rain

Also, throughout the month of May there is a jump in the amount of precipitation in Auckland. The earlier autumn months of March and April each receive an average 40 mm of rain, while, historically, May receives an average 50 mm.

Humidity

The humidity also climbs in May, reaching 85%. This increased amount of precipitation will continue throughout the winter months of June, July and August.

Sunshine

May has an average of just 5 hours of daily sunlight, as the Southern Hemisphere approaches the equinox in June and the shortest days of the year. Meanwhile, there are more rainy days throughout the month than in previous months. May has an average 17 rainy days, and visitors should be prepared with good rain gear.

Hotels for Auckland in May

The Langham

As the weather continues to grow crisp and rainy, hunker down in one of Auckland's nicest hotels. The Langham, Auckland is a classically beautiful hotel with 411 guestrooms. The hotel is within walking distance to many of Auckland's attractions and waterfront entertainment district, while the professional and friendly service at this impressive hotel will warm up visitors on May's crisp days and nights. After spending a cool May afternoon seeing all of Auckland's attractions, it is nice to arrive back at accommodation that feels like home.

Posonby Backpackers

For backpackers, those on a budget or any traveler with a laidback attitude, consider Ponsonby Backpackers. Located in a fascinating, Victorian-era villa, Ponsonby Backpackers is in the center of one of Auckland's most vibrant neighborhoods. A café or bar is never far and the bus stop is right out the door. Plus, being only 2 kilometers from the city center, means the hostel is the perfect neighborhood accommodation with great connections to the city sights.

Abaco on Jervois

Another great option in the Ponsonby neighborhood is Abaco on Jervois. The studio or apartment style suites are functional and cozy. With a bit more space, this is a great accommodation option for families or those traveling on business.

Restaurants and Bars for Auckland in May

The rain might be falling or the sun setting early at this time of year, but pay no mind and head to somewhere bright and welcoming for lunch or dinner.

Culpeper

The Culpeper is located near Auckland's Maritime Museum. It must be admitted this cheery and tropical themed eatery is also perfect for a summer day, however, the easy, breezy attitude towards service and food at The Culpeper is a great way to boost your energy on a bleak day.

Galbraith's Alehouse

Good beer, in a great environment is really the best medicine for the changing weather. At Galbraith's Alehouse the beers are served without any fuss or flair, but the service is still friendly and warm. Galbraith's brews its own beer and also carries a number of other beers on its guest taps. The Sunday roast at this Auckland institution continues to be popular and delicious.

Juke Joint

Alternatively, grab a locally brewed Brothers Beer at the owner's second location Juke Joint. This place serves up some great BBQ alongside the popular New Zealand beer, and is continuing to gain a loyal following in Auckland.

Things to Do in Auckland in May

In comparison to earlier months in the summer and autumn, May is quieter and calmer in Auckland. There are not as many cultural events or festivals to attend; however, the best of Auckland's museums and sights are still open.

Auckland Writers Festival

One event that does take place each May is the Auckland Writers Festival. The event puts on over 120 public events and draws over 22,000 people each year. A true celebration of fiction and non-fiction, there are over 160 writers from around the world that attend. The Auckland Writers Festival has been running for over 15 years and is a fantastic reason to visit Auckland during the month of May.

Auckland Art Gallery

If the weather isn't cooperating visitors can head indoors to the Auckland Art Gallery. There are a number of permanent and rotating exhibits, and the museum's website does a great job of detailing the current exhibits. Known by its Māori name as Toi o Tāmaki, it is the largest art institution in New Zealand, and has an extensive collection of national art that provides new insight into the people, culture and history of New Zealand. Open daily, it is the prefect place to save for a rainy day in May.