Monthly climate in Lagos, Lagos, Nigeria

Last updated: June 28, 2022

Under the Köppen–Geiger climate classification Lagos features a tropical savanna climate (Aw). Temperatures typically range between 25 °C (78 °F) and 28 °C (83 °F) through the year, but rarely can drop to 22 °C (71 °F) or can rise to as high as 33 °C (92 °F). The average annual precipitation amounts to about 1799 mm (70.8 inches) and receives 264 rainy days on the 1 mm (0.04 inches) threshold annually. Lagos enjoys an average of 3583 hours of sunshine throughout the year, and daylight varies from 11 hours 44 minutes to 12 hours 28 minutes per day.

Monthly average temperatures in Lagos, Lagos, Nigeria §

The warmest months in Lagos are February, Mart and April, with daily mean temperatures ranging from 28 to 28 °C (83 - 83 °F) throughout the day. The coldest temperatures usually occur in July, August and September, when daily mean temperatures range from 25 to 26 °C (78 - 79 °F) throughout the day. On average each year, Lagos experiences 329 days above 25 °C (77.0 °F) and 0 days below 0 °C (32.0 °F).

Monthly average temperatures with daily means, minimums and maximums for period, average high and low temperatures in Lagos, Lagos, Nigeria. Generated using Copernicus Climate Change Service information. Data for period from January 2017 to June 2022.
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Maximum 32°C
(91°F)
33°C
(92°F)
32°C
(90°F)
32°C
(89°F)
32°C
(89°F)
30°C
(87°F)
29°C
(84°F)
29°C
(84°F)
29°C
(85°F)
30°C
(87°F)
31°C
(88°F)
32°C
(90°F)
Mean maximum 32°C
(89°F)
32°C
(90°F)
32°C
(89°F)
31°C
(88°F)
31°C
(88°F)
30°C
(86°F)
29°C
(84°F)
28°C
(83°F)
29°C
(84°F)
30°C
(86°F)
31°C
(88°F)
31°C
(89°F)
Average high 30°C
(87°F)
31°C
(87°F)
30°C
(87°F)
30°C
(87°F)
30°C
(86°F)
28°C
(83°F)
27°C
(81°F)
27°C
(81°F)
27°C
(82°F)
28°C
(83°F)
30°C
(86°F)
30°C
(87°F)
Daily mean 28°C
(82°F)
28°C
(83°F)
28°C
(83°F)
28°C
(83°F)
28°C
(82°F)
27°C
(80°F)
26°C
(79°F)
25°C
(78°F)
26°C
(79°F)
27°C
(80°F)
28°C
(82°F)
28°C
(82°F)
Average low 25°C
(78°F)
26°C
(80°F)
27°C
(81°F)
27°C
(80°F)
26°C
(79°F)
25°C
(78°F)
25°C
(77°F)
24°C
(76°F)
25°C
(77°F)
25°C
(78°F)
26°C
(79°F)
26°C
(79°F)
Mean minimum 23°C
(74°F)
24°C
(76°F)
25°C
(78°F)
25°C
(77°F)
25°C
(77°F)
24°C
(76°F)
24°C
(75°F)
24°C
(75°F)
24°C
(75°F)
24°C
(76°F)
25°C
(77°F)
24°C
(75°F)
Minimum 22°C
(71°F)
22°C
(72°F)
25°C
(77°F)
24°C
(76°F)
24°C
(76°F)
23°C
(73°F)
24°C
(75°F)
23°C
(74°F)
23°C
(74°F)
24°C
(75°F)
24°C
(76°F)
23°C
(75°F)

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Monthly average precipitation in Lagos, Lagos, Nigeria §

Lagos usually has the most precipitation in June, July and October, with an average of 28 rainy days and 267 mm (10.5 inches) of precipitation per month. The driest months in Lagos are January, February and December. On average, 40 mm (1.6 inches) of precipitation falls during these months.

Monthly average precipitation and precipitation days in Lagos, Lagos, Nigeria. Generated using Copernicus Climate Change Service information. Data for period from January 2017 to January 2022.
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Average precipitation mm (inches) 24 (1.0) 58 (2.3) 107 (4.2) 100 (3.9) 179 (7.1) 304 (12.0) 258 (10.1) 178 (7.0) 218 (8.6) 240 (9.5) 95 (3.7) 36 (1.4)
Average precipitation days (≥ 1 mm) 7 15 23 21 26 27 29 24 28 28 24 12

Monthly sunshine hours in Lagos, Lagos, Nigeria §

The sunniest months in Lagos are April, May and December, when the sun shines an average of 10 hours 17 minutes a day. Least sunny months in Lagos: January, June and September receive an average of 9 hours 6 minutes of sunshine daily.

Mean monthly sunshine duration, average sunshine hours per day and mean daily daylight hours in Lagos, Lagos, Nigeria. Generated using Copernicus Atmosphere Monitoring Service information. Data for period from January 2017 to January 2022.
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Mean monthly sunshine hours 260 286 307 309 320 285 295 309 284 305 306 318
Mean daily daylight hours 11h 46m 11h 54m 12h 4m 12h 15m 12h 24m 12h 28m 12h 26m 12h 18m 12h 8m 11h 57m 11h 48m 11h 44m

Solar UV radiation in Lagos, Lagos, Nigeria §

Lagos experiences the highest level of ultraviolet (UV) radiation in Mart, August and October, when the maximum UV index can reach values of 12 - 13, which corresponds to the Extreme category of sun exposure. January, June and July are in the Very High exposure category. In these months, the maximum values of the UV index do not exceed 9. For more detailed information, check out our hourly Lagos UV Index data.

Average daily maximum UV levels by month for Lagos, Lagos, Nigeria. Generated using Copernicus Atmosphere Monitoring Service information. Data for period from January 2017 to June 2022.
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
UV Index (month maximum) 9 10 13 11 10 8 9 12 10 12 10 10