Weather

MAY

Weather

With David Crow

April produced some good rainfalls and even an unusually heavy snowfall but our weather watcher David Crow isn’t expecting May to produce anything much out of the ordinary, other than temperatures a little above normal. During April we had a 25.7mm rainfall on the 12th and snow down so low that Kingston ended up with a 6cm covering on the ground, which David says is pretty unusual for April. It’s still too early to predict accurately exactly what kind of snow cover we’re in for this ski season, however, locals and those from further afield are super keen and ready to get out in the mountains and play. NZ MetService forecasters are predicting a chillier than normal May for the South Island, including the Queenstown Lakes District with some good snowfalls possible in the third week of May in particular.

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)