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

January 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
January, the same as December, in Lagos, Nigeria, is a hot winter month, with average temperature fluctuating between 32.2°C (90°F) and 22.3°C (72.1°F).

Temperature

In Lagos, Nigeria, the average high-temperature in January is practically the same as in December - a still tropical 32.2°C (90°F). The average low-temperature, in January, is 22.3°C (72.1°F).

Rainfall

January is the month with the least rainfall in Lagos, Nigeria. Rain falls for 1.5 days and accumulates 14.3mm (0.6") of precipitation.

Sea temperature

In Lagos, Nigeria, the average water temperature is 27.7°C (81.9°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

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

Sunshine

The average sunshine in Lagos is 5.3h.

UV index

The average daily maximum UV index in Lagos, Nigeria, is 11. A UV Index reading of 11, and higher, represents an excessive health risk from unprotected exposure to the Sun's UV rays for the average person.
The average daily UV index of 11 transform into the following instructions:
Practice all-important precautions. Light skin people may get burned in less than 5 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. 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. 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 strength of the UV rays is significantly increased by the reflection of the water and sand.

What is the temperature in January in Lagos?

In Lagos, in January, the average high-temperature is 32.2°C (90°F), and the average low-temperature is 22.3°C (72.1°F).

How much does it rain in Lagos in January?

In January, in Lagos, the rain falls for 1.5 days. Throughout January, 14.3mm (0.6") of precipitation is accumulated.

What is the driest month in Lagos?

January is the month with the least rainfall in Lagos. Rain falls for 1.5 days and accumulates 14.3mm (0.6") of precipitation.

How warm is the water in January in Lagos?

In Lagos, Nigeria, the average seawater temperature in January is 27.7°C (81.9°F). 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 month with the shortest days in Lagos?

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

How many hours of daylight does Lagos have in January?

The average length of the day in January is 11.8h.

How long on average sun shines in January in Lagos?

The average sunshine in January is 5.3h.

What is the UV index intensity in January in Lagos?

In January, the average daily maximum UV index in Lagos, Nigeria, is 11. A UV Index value of 11, and more, symbolizes an ultimate hazard to health from the exposure to the Sun's UV radiation.
Average temperature in January - Lagos, Nigeria
  • Average high temperature in January: 32.2°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 January: 22.3°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 January - Lagos, Nigeria
  • Average rainfall in January: 14.3mm

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 January - Lagos, Nigeria
  • Average rainfall days in January: 1.5 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 January - Lagos, Nigeria
  • Average sea temperature in January: 27.7°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 January / Average sunshine in January - Lagos, Nigeria
  • Average daylight in January: 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 January: 5.3h

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 January - Lagos, Nigeria
  • Average UV index in January: 11

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).