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, like December, is a hot winter month in Lagos, Nigeria, with average temperature ranging between min 22.3°C (72.1°F) and max 32.2°C (90°F).
The ideal sea water temperature of 27.7°C (81.9°F) and only 1.5 rainfall days, with 14.3mm (0.6") of accumulated rainfall, make January the best time for swimming and other water activities.

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

Rainfall

The month with the least rainfall is January when the rain falls for 1.5 days and typically collects 14.3mm (0.6") of precipitation.

Sea temperature

In January, the average sea temperature in Lagos is 27.7°C (81.9°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

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

Sunshine

The average sunshine in Lagos is 5.3h.

UV index

The average daily maximum UV index in January is 11. A UV Index reading of 11, and higher, represents an excessive health risk from the exposure to the Sun's UV radiation for the average person.
Note: The average daily UV index of 11 transform into the following instructions:
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. 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. Caution! The reflection of sand and water significantly increases the intensity of the Sun's UV radiation.

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 many days does it rain in January in Lagos?

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

What is the driest month in Lagos?

The month with the least rainfall in Lagos, Nigeria, is January when the rain falls for 1.5 days and typically collects 14.3mm (0.6") of precipitation.

What is the water temperature in January in Lagos?

In Lagos, 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?

In January, the average length of the day in Lagos is 11.8h.

How many hours of sunshine does Lagos have in January?

The average sunshine in January in Lagos, Nigeria, is 5.3h.

What is the UV index reading in January in Lagos?

In January, the average daily maximum UV index is 11. A UV Index of 11, and more, symbolizes an ultimate hazard to health from unprotected exposure to the 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).