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 ranging between min 21.7°C (71.1°F) and max 28.1°C (82.6°F).

Temperature

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

Rainfall

In Lagos, it is raining for 11.6 days, with typically 112.4mm (4.4") of accumulated precipitation. 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 is August, with an average sea temperature of 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.

Daylight

The average length of the day is 12.3h.

Sunshine

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 in Lagos. A UV Index of 11, and more, symbolizes an extreme threat to health from unsafe exposure to the UV radiation for ordinary individuals.
In August, the average maximum UV index of 12 translate into the following recommendations:
Practice all essential precautions. Protection against sun damage is crucial. The Sun's UV radiation is most powerful between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. To the extent possible, limit exposure to the direct sun during these hours. Sun-protective clothing, a long-sleeved shirt and pants, a wide-brimmed hat, and UVA and UVB-blocking sunglasses are particularly helpful in blocking UV radiation's harmful effects. A broad-spectrum sunscreen of SPF 30+ should be liberally applied and re-applied every two hours, and immediately after an outdoor workout or a swim. Beware! The reflection of water and sand dramatically increases exposure to the UV rays.

What are the coldest months in Lagos?

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

What is the temperature in August in Lagos?

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

How much does it rain in Lagos in August?

In August, in Lagos, Nigeria, the rain falls for 11.6 days. Throughout August, 112.4mm (4.4") of precipitation is accumulated.

What is the month with the coldest sea water in Lagos?

With an average sea temperature of 25.3°C (77.5°F), August is the month with the coldest seawater. For any water activity, surface water temperatures between 25°C (77°F) and 29°C (84.2°F) are considered as excellent and extremely pleasant for lengthened periods.

What is the water temperature in August in Lagos?

In Lagos, Nigeria, in August, the average water temperature is 25.3°C (77.5°F). Water temperature between 25°C (77°F) and 29°C (84.2°F) is regarded as very warm and enjoyable by all. With these temperatures, water activities are pleasurable, without feeling uncomfortable for prolonged periods.

How many hours of daylight does Lagos have in August?

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

How long on average sun shines in August in Lagos?

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

What is the month with the highest UV index in Lagos?

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

What is the UV index intensity in August in Lagos?

In Lagos, the average daily maximum UV index in August is 12. A UV Index value of 11, and more, symbolizes an excessive health risk 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).