Lagos
Nigeria
Long-term weather forecast
Long-term weather forecast

August weather forecast and climate
Lagos, Nigeria

A lit city building in Lagos, Nigeria, with other city structures, seen from River Niger
A lit city building in Lagos, Nigeria, with other city structures, seen from River Niger
The last month of the summer, August, is another warm month in Lagos, Nigeria, with average temperature fluctuating between 28.1°C (82.6°F) and 21.7°C (71.1°F).

Temperature

The coldest months are July and August, with an average high-temperature of 28.1°C (82.6°F).

Rainfall

In August, the rain falls for 11.6 days. Throughout August, 112.4mm (4.4") of precipitation is accumulated. In Lagos, during the entire year, the rain falls for 102.8 days and collects up to 1538mm (60.6") of precipitation.

Sea temperature

The month with the coldest seawater in Lagos, Nigeria, is August, with an average sea temperature of 25.3°C (77.5°F).
Note: For swimming, diving, and other water activities, temperatures between 25°C (77°F) and 29°C (84.2°F) are perceived as very enjoyable and pleasurable for prolonged periods without feeling uncomfortable.

Daylight

In Lagos, the average length of the day is 12.3h.

Sunshine

In Lagos, the average sunshine in August is 3.5h.

UV index

February through May, August through October, with an average maximum UV index of 12, are months with the highest UV index. A UV Index reading of 11, and higher, represents an excessive health risk from unsafe exposure to the UV radiation for the ordinary person.
Note: The daily maximum UV index of 12 interpret into the following advice:
Take all required precautions, as unprotected skin and eyes can burn in minutes. Seek shade and minimize exposure to direct Sun in a period between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. when UV radiation is most intense; keep in mind that shade structures like parasols or canopies do not provide perfect sun protection. On bright days sunglasses that block both UVA and UVB rays should be worn. A hat with a wide brim is extremely helpful, as it can prevent roughly 50% of UV radiation from reaching the eyes. Even on cloudy days, a sunscreen with a minimum 30 sun protection factor should be generously applied and frequently re-applied, including after every swim or outdoor exercise. Beware! The strength of the UV rays is significantly increased by the reflection of the water and sand.

What is the coldest month in Lagos?

July and August, with an average high-temperature of 28.1°C (82.6°F), are the coldest months in Lagos.

What is the temperature in August in Lagos?

In Lagos, in August, the average high-temperature is 28.1°C (82.6°F), and the average low-temperature is 21.7°C (71.1°F).

How many days does it rain in August in Lagos?

In Lagos, Nigeria, in August, it is raining for 11.6 days, with typically 112.4mm (4.4") of accumulated precipitation.

What month is the sea coldest in Lagos?

With an average sea temperature of 25.3°C (77.5°F), August is the month with the coldest seawater in Lagos.

What is the sea water temperature in August in Lagos?

In Lagos, the average seawater temperature in August is 25.3°C (77.5°F). For swimming, diving, and other water activities, temperatures between 25°C (77°F) and 29°C (84.2°F) are perceived as very enjoyable and pleasurable for prolonged periods without feeling uncomfortable.

How many hours of daylight does Lagos have in August?

The average length of the day in August in Lagos, Nigeria, is 12.3h.

How many hours of sunshine does Lagos have in August?

In August, the average sunshine in Lagos, Nigeria, is 3.5h.

When is the highest UV index in Lagos?

February through May, August through October, with an average maximum UV index of 12, are months with the highest UV index in Lagos.

What is the UV index reading in August in Lagos?

In Lagos, the average daily maximum UV index in August is 12. A UV Index reading of 11, and higher, represents an extreme health vulnerability from the exposure to the Sun's UV rays.
Average temperature in August - Lagos, Nigeria
  • Average high temperature in August: 28.1°C

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is February (33.1°C).
Months with the lowest average high temperature are July and August (28.1°C).

  • Average low temperature in August: 21.7°C

The month with the highest average low temperature is March (23.8°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is August (21.7°C).

Average rainfall in August - Lagos, Nigeria
  • Average rainfall in August: 112.4mm

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is June (312.2mm).
The driest month (with the lowest rainfall) is January (14.3mm).

Average rainfall days in August - Lagos, Nigeria
  • Average rainfall days in August: 11.6 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is June (16.2 days).
The month with the lowest number of rainy days is December (1.4 days).

Average sea temperature in August - Lagos, Nigeria
  • Average sea temperature in August: 25.3°C

The best month for swimming (with the highest average sea temperature) is May (29.2°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average sea temperature) is August (25.3°C).

Average daylight in August / Average sunshine in August - Lagos, Nigeria
  • Average daylight in August: 12.3h

Months with the longest days are June and July (Average daylight: 12.5h).
Months with shortest days are January, November and December (Average daylight: 11.8h).

  • Average sunshine in August: 3.5h

Months with most sunshine are November and December (Average sunshine: 6.2h).
The month with least sunshine is July (Average sunshine: 3.2h).

Average UV index in August - Lagos, Nigeria
  • Average UV index in August: 12

Months with the highest UV index are February, March, April, May, August, September and October (UV index 12).
The month with the lowest UV index is December (UV index 10).