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

December 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
December, the first month of the winter, in Lagos, is still a hot month, with temperature in the range of an average high of 31.9°C (89.4°F) and an average low of 22.4°C (72.3°F).
The ideal sea water temperature of 28.3°C (82.9°F) and only 1.4 rainfall days, with 19mm (0.7") of accumulated rainfall, make December the best time for swimming and other water activities.

Temperature

In Lagos, the average high-temperature in December is essentially the same as in November - a still hot 31.9°C (89.4°F). The average low-temperature, in December, is 22.4°C (72.3°F).

Rainfall

In Lagos, it is raining for 1.4 days, with typically 19mm (0.7") 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

In Lagos, the average seawater temperature is 28.3°C (82.9°F).
Note: 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.

Daylight

Months with the shortest days are January, November and December, with an average of 11.8h of daylight.

Sunshine

Months with the most sunshine are November and December, with an average of 6.2h of sunshine.

UV index

With an average maximum UV index of 10, December is the month with the lowest UV index in Lagos. A UV Index reading of 8 to 10 represents a very high health hazard from the exposure to the Sun's UV rays for ordinary individuals.
Note: The average daily UV index of 10 in December transform into the following instructions:
Take extra precautions. Fair-skinned individuals may get burned in less than 10 minutes. 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. A wide-brim hat offers excellent sun protection for eyes, ears, face, and neck. Sunglasses with UVA and UVB protection significantly reduce eye damage from sun exposure. Tightly woven, loose-fitting clothes provide additional protection from the Sun. 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. Caution! The reflection of sand and water significantly increases the intensity of the Sun's UV radiation.

What is the temperature in December in Lagos?

The average high-temperature, in December, is 31.9°C (89.4°F), while the average low-temperature is 22.4°C (72.3°F).

How many days does it rain in December in Lagos?

In December, in Lagos, Nigeria, the rain falls for 1.4 days. Throughout December, 19mm (0.7") of precipitation is accumulated.

How warm is the water in December in Lagos?

In Lagos, the average seawater temperature in December is 28.3°C (82.9°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.

What is the month with the shortest days in Lagos?

Months with the shortest days in Lagos, Nigeria, are January, November and December, with an average of 11.8h of daylight.

How many hours of daylight does Lagos have in December?

The average length of the day in December in Lagos, Nigeria, is 11.8h.

What is the month with the most sunshine in Lagos?

November and December, with an average of 6.2h of sunshine, are months with the most sunshine in Lagos.

How long on average sun shines in December in Lagos?

The average sunshine in December is 6.2h.

When is the lowest UV index in Lagos?

The month with the lowest UV index in Lagos, Nigeria, is December, with an average maximum UV index of 10.

What is the UV index intensity in December in Lagos?

In December, the average daily maximum UV index in Lagos, Nigeria, is 10. A UV Index of 8 to 10 symbolizes a very high health risk from the exposure to the Sun's UV rays.
Average temperature in December - Lagos, Nigeria
  • Average high temperature in December: 31.9°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 December: 22.4°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 December - Lagos, Nigeria
  • Average rainfall in December: 19mm

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 December - Lagos, Nigeria
  • Average rainfall days in December: 1.4 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 December - Lagos, Nigeria
  • Average sea temperature in December: 28.3°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 December / Average sunshine in December - Lagos, Nigeria
  • Average daylight in December: 11.8h

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 December: 6.2h

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 December - Lagos, Nigeria
  • Average UV index in December: 10

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).