Weather

MAY

Weather

With David Crow

Our weather watcher, David Crow, is picking a cool change ahead for May. “It’ll definitely be much cooler than April and a lot more frosts. I think we might get more rain too,” he says. The last three months have produced a below normal rainfall in the Wakatipu,  quite a bit below average. “It was getting very dry,” he says. David is expecting possibly an above average rainfall in May — a wetter month, and cooler temperatures, which should be good for some early snow on the mountains, he says. However, it’s a bit early to predict what sort of ski season we will have locally, although the cooler ground temperatures should be a good precursor.

MAY AVERAGES

7°C

91.7 hours

77.5mm

16.8 days

RECORDS

Highest
Temperature

20.8°C

(1958)

Heaviest
Frost

-11.7°C

(1942)

Lowest
Temperature

-6.7°C

(1965)

Highest
Rainfall

279mm

(1958)

Highest
Sunshine

135.7 Hours

(1938)

Lowest
Rainfall

11mm

(1970)