Dunedin Weather in May

What's the weather like in Dunedin (Otago) in May 2023?

The climate in Dunedin during May can be summarized as cool and reasonably dry.

May is in the fall / autumn in Dunedin and is typically the 5th coldest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a cool 12°C (53°F), whilst at night 6°C (42°F) is normal.

Dunedin weather averages (imperial / metric)
Daytime temperature 11.7°C 53.1°F
Nightly temperature 5.7°C 42.3°F
Average temperature 8.7°C 47.7°F
Daily sunshine 3.5 hrs
Avg rainfall 65 mm 2.6 ins
Rainy days 17 days
Sea temperature 10.8°C 51.4°F
Humidity 79%
Windspeed 18.4kph 11 mph

On average May is the 4th wettest month of the year in Dunedin with around 65mm 2.6 inches of rain making it a reasonably dry time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 17 days, although this may vary considerably.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 3.5 hours of sunshine per day.

May temperatures in Dunedin

Dunedin average temperature in May

May rainfall

Dunedin average rain in May

May hourly sunshine

Dunedin average rain in May

The data used in these monthly averages covers a period of over 100 years right up until last year. As such they are a valid prediction of what to expect for the weather in Dunedin in May 2023.

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Dunedin weather stats

Dunedin weather statistics
Hottest month: January 17.7°C 63.9°F
Driest month: September 42mm 1.7ins
Sunniest month: February 5.9hrs
Coldest month: July 9°C 48.2°F
Wettest month: January 68mm 2.7ins
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