The climate in Christchurch during May can be summarized as mild and reasonably dry.
May is in the spring in Christchurch and is typically the 6th warmest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a cool 16°C (60°F), whilst at night 7°C (45°F) is normal.
|Daytime temperature||15.7°C 60.2°F|
|Nightly temperature||7.2°C 44.9°F|
|Average temperature||11.4°C 52.5°F|
|Daily sunshine||7.5 hrs|
|Avg rainfall||56 mm 2.2 ins|
|Rainy days||13 days|
|Sea temperature||11.2°C 52.2°F|
|Windspeed||15.5kph 10 mph|
On average May is the 4th driest month of the year in Christchurch with around 56mm 2.2 inches of rain making it a reasonably dry time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 13 days, although this may vary considerably.
On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 7.5 hours of sunshine per day.
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 Christchurch in May 2022.
|Hottest month:||July||20.6°C 69.1°F|
|Driest month:||July||42mm 1.7ins|
|Coldest month:||January||7.4°C 45.3°F|
|Wettest month:||December||91mm 3.6ins|