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
May, the last month of the spring, in Lagos, is also a hot month, with average temperature ranging between min 23.1°C (73.6°F) and max 30.9°C (87.6°F).

Temperature

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

Rainfall

In Lagos, in May, during 12.4 rainfall days, 204.8mm (8.1") of precipitation is typically 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

May is the month with the warmest seawater in Lagos, Nigeria, with an average sea temperature of 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.

Daylight

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

Sunshine

In Lagos, the average sunshine is 5.7h.

UV index

Months with the highest UV index in Lagos, Nigeria, are February through May, August through October, with an average maximum UV index of 12. A UV Index estimate of 11, and higher, represents an extreme threat to health from unprotected exposure to the Sun's UV rays for the average person.
The daily maximum UV index of 12 interpret into the following advice:
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. 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 May in Lagos?

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

How much does it rain in Lagos in May?

In May, in Lagos, 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 in Lagos. Water temperature between 25°C (77°F) and 29°C (84.2°F) is regarded as very warm and enjoyable by all. With these temperatures, water activities are pleasurable, without feeling uncomfortable for prolonged periods.

How warm is the water in May in Lagos?

In Lagos, Nigeria, in May, the average water 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.

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

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

How long on average sun shines in May in Lagos?

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

What are the months with the highest UV index in Lagos?

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

What is the UV index intensity in May in Lagos?

In Lagos, Nigeria, the average daily maximum UV index in May is 12. A UV Index reading of 11, and higher, represents an ultimate hazard to health from unprotected exposure to the 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).