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

What is the temperature in May in Lagos?

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 many days does it rain in May in Lagos?

In May, the rain falls for 12.4 days. Throughout May, 204.8mm (8.1") of precipitation is accumulated.

When is the sea warmest in Lagos?

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

In May, in Lagos, the average sea temperature is 29.2°C (84.6°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.
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).

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