May Sunshine Averages for New Zealand





The tables here list the average amount of sun that cities and towns around New Zealand get during May. Each place has a daily average and a monthly total of the hours of sunshine it typically receives.

You can jump to a separate table for places on the North Island and South Island.

All the statistics are long-term historical averages of weather data collected during 1981 to 2010.

North Island

Average hours of sunshine in May
Place Day Month
Auckland 4.5 140
Gisborne 4.7 146
Hamilton 4.5 138
Kaitaia 4.6 143
Masterton 4.3 132
Napier 5.0 156
New Plymouth 4.6 144
Palmerston North 3.5 109
Rotorua 4.7 145
Taupo 4.1 126
Tauranga 5.3 165
Wanganui 4.2 129
Wellington 4.3 133

South Island

Average total hours of sun in May
Place Day Month
Alexandra 3.9 121
Blenheim 5.6 173
Christchurch 4.5 141
Dunedin 3.5 108
Hokitika 3.8 119
Invercargill 2.8 88
Kaikoura 4.7 146
Lake Tekapo 4.7 145
Manapouri - Te Anau 2.7 85
Mt Cook, Hermitage 3.0 92
Nelson 5.7 176
Queenstown 2.8 88
Timaru 4.2 130
Westport 3.7 115
Reference

NIWA (National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research). Climate Data and Activities.

New Zealand Sunshine
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