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

March 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 first month of the spring, March, is still a hot month in Lagos, Nigeria, with average temperature ranging between max 32.7°C (90.9°F) and min 23.8°C (74.8°F).

Temperature

In Lagos, the average high-temperature is relatively the same as in February - a still tropical 32.7°C (90.9°F). In March, the average low-temperature is 23.8°C (74.8°F).

Rainfall

In March, in Lagos, the rain falls for 6.4 days. Throughout March, 77.1mm (3") 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

In March, the average sea temperature in Lagos is 28.7°C (83.7°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, Nigeria, the average length of the day in March is 12.1h.

Sunshine

In Lagos, the average sunshine is 5.6h.

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 reading of 11, and higher, represents an excessive health risk from the exposure to the Sun's UV radiation for the average person.
Note: In March, the average maximum UV index of 12 translate into the following recommendations:
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. 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. 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 reflection of water and sand dramatically increases exposure to the UV rays.

What is the temperature in March in Lagos?

The average high-temperature, in March, is 32.7°C (90.9°F), while the average low-temperature is 23.8°C (74.8°F).

How many days does it rain in March in Lagos?

In Lagos, Nigeria, in March, it is raining for 6.4 days, with typically 77.1mm (3") of accumulated precipitation.

What is the sea water temperature in March in Lagos?

In March, the average sea temperature in Lagos, Nigeria, is 28.7°C (83.7°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.

What is the average length of the day in March in Lagos?

The average length of the day in March is 12.1h.

How many hours of sunshine does Lagos have in March?

In Lagos, Nigeria, the average sunshine in March is 5.6h.

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.

How high is the UV index in March in Lagos?

In March, the average daily maximum UV index is 12. A UV Index estimate of 11, and higher, represents an ultimate hazard to health from unsafe exposure to the Sun's UV rays.
Average temperature in March - Lagos, Nigeria
  • Average high temperature in March: 32.7°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 March: 23.8°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 March - Lagos, Nigeria
  • Average rainfall in March: 77.1mm

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 March - Lagos, Nigeria
  • Average rainfall days in March: 6.4 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 March - Lagos, Nigeria
  • Average sea temperature in March: 28.7°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 March / Average sunshine in March - Lagos, Nigeria
  • Average daylight in March: 12.1h

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 March: 5.6h

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 March - Lagos, Nigeria
  • Average UV index in March: 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).