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

May 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 spring, May, is another tropical month in Lagos, Nigeria, with average temperature fluctuating between 30.9°C (87.6°F) and 23.1°C (73.6°F).

Temperature

In May, the average high-temperature is practically the same as in April - a still hot 30.9°C (87.6°F). In Lagos, Nigeria, the average low-temperature is 23.1°C (73.6°F).

Rainfall

In Lagos, Nigeria, during May, the rain falls for 12.4 days and regularly aggregates up to 204.8mm (8.1") of precipitation. Throughout the year, there are 102.8 rainfall days, and 1538mm (60.6") of precipitation is accumulated.

Sea temperature

May is the month with the warmest seawater in Lagos, with an average sea temperature of 29.2°C (84.6°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

In May, the average length of the day in Lagos is 12.4h.

Sunshine

The average sunshine in May is 5.7h.

UV index

Months with the highest UV index are February through May, August through October, with an average maximum UV index of 12. A UV Index reading of 11, and higher, represents an ultimate health vulnerability from the exposure to the Sun's UV rays for ordinary individuals.
Note: The daily maximum UV index of 12 in May interpret into the following advice:
Take all necessary precautions, as unprotected skin can burn in 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 strength of the UV rays is significantly increased by the reflection of the water and sand.

What is the temperature in May in Lagos?

In Lagos, Nigeria, in May, the average high-temperature is 30.9°C (87.6°F), and the average low-temperature is 23.1°C (73.6°F).

How much does it rain in Lagos in May?

In Lagos, during May, the rain falls for 12.4 days and regularly aggregates up to 204.8mm (8.1") of precipitation.

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

With an average sea temperature of 29.2°C (84.6°F), May is the month with the warmest seawater in Lagos, Nigeria.

What is the sea water temperature in May in Lagos?

In Lagos, Nigeria, in May, the average water temperature is 29.2°C (84.6°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 May in Lagos?

The average length of the day in May is 12.4h.

How many hours of sunshine does Lagos have in May?

In Lagos, the average sunshine in May is 5.7h.

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

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

What is the UV index reading in May in Lagos?

In Lagos, Nigeria, the average daily maximum UV index in May is 12. A UV Index estimate of 11, and higher, represents an extreme health threat from the exposure to the Sun's UV radiation.
Average temperature in May - Lagos, Nigeria
  • Average high temperature in May: 30.9°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 May: 23.1°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 May - Lagos, Nigeria
  • Average rainfall in May: 204.8mm

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 May - Lagos, Nigeria
  • Average rainfall days in May: 12.4 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 May - Lagos, Nigeria
  • Average sea temperature in May: 29.2°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 May / Average sunshine in May - Lagos, Nigeria
  • Average daylight in May: 12.4h

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 May: 5.7h

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