August weather forecast
Lagos, Nigeria

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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

Weather in August

August in Lagos sees a further reduction in temperatures and a noticeable decrease in rainfall. Outdoor activities return to the agenda as the rainfall dips from the levels of preceding months. Sea temperatures achieve the lowest annual level, yet remain warm enough for swimming. August promises a welcome relief from the high rainfall totals of the previous months, with precipitation reducing to 112mm (4.41").

Temperature

July and August represent the coldest period, with an average high-temperature of 28.1°C (82.6°F).

Rainfall

In Lagos, in August, it is raining for 11.6 days, with typically 112mm (4.41") of accumulated precipitation. In Lagos, during the entire year, the rain falls for 102.8 days and collects up to 1538mm (60.55") of precipitation.

Sea temperature

August is the month with the coldest seawater, with an average sea temperature of 25.3°C (77.5°F).
Note: Water temperatures in the range of 25°C (77°F) to 29°C (84.2°F) are warm and delightful, ensuring comfort during water activities over extended periods.

Daylight

The average length of the day in August is 12h and 20min.
On the first day of the month, sunrise is at 06:40 and sunset at 19:04. On the last day of August, sunrise is at 06:39 and sunset at 18:53 WAT.

Sunshine

In August, the average sunshine in Lagos is 3.5h.

UV index

The months with the highest UV index are February through May, August through October, with an average maximum UV index of 12. A UV Index value of 11, and more, symbolizes an extreme threat to health from unprotected exposure to Sun's UV rays for the ordinary person.
Note: The average daily UV index of 12 in August transforms into the following instructions:
Enforce every vital precaution. Those with light skin could endure burns in a matter of minutes. Avoid exposure to the Sun and try to stay in the shade between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m., when UV radiation is most potent, but be aware that parasols or canopies may not offer full protection. For a sun-safe wardrobe, go for clothes that are tightly woven and generously sized. After a swim or an outdoor workout, generously apply and regularly reapply a sunscreen with at least SPF 30, even if the day is cloudy. Alert! The Sun's UV rays are heightened by the reflection of sand and water.
Updated: Feb 2, 2024 | Published by: Weather Atlas | Resources

Frequently asked questions

What part of the year is the coldest in Lagos?

July and August are the coldest months in Lagos, Nigeria, with an average high-temperature of 28.1°C (82.6°F).

How hot is it in Lagos in August?

The high-temperature, in August, in Lagos, is 28.1°C (82.6°F), while the low-temperature averages to 21.7°C (71.1°F).

How many days does it rain in August in Lagos?

In Lagos, during August, the rain falls for 11.6 days and regularly aggregates up to 112mm (4.41") of precipitation.

When is the sea coldest in Lagos?

August is the month with the coldest seawater, with an average sea temperature of 25.3°C (77.5°F).

What is the water temperature in August in Lagos?

In August, the average sea temperature is 25.3°C (77.5°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 August in Lagos?

In August, the average day length in Lagos is 12h and 20min.

When are sunrise and sunset in August in Lagos?

On the first day of August, sunrise is at 06:40 and sunset at 19:04. On the last day of the month, sunrise is at 06:39 and sunset at 18:53 WAT.

How many hours of sunshine does Lagos have in August?

In August, the average sunshine duration is 3.5h.

When is 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, Nigeria.

How high is the UV index in August in Lagos?

In Lagos, the average daily maximum UV index in August is 12. A UV Index estimate of 11, and higher, represents an extreme health threat from unsafe exposure to Sun's UV rays.

Average temperature in August
Lagos, Nigeria

Average temperature in August - Lagos, Nigeria
  • Average high temperature in August: 28.1°C

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is February (33.1°C).
The months with the lowest average high temperature are July and August (28.1°C).

  • Average low temperature in August: 21.7°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).

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Average rainfall in August
Lagos, Nigeria

Average rainfall in August - Lagos, Nigeria
  • Average rainfall in August: 112.4mm

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is June (312.2mm).
The driest month (with the least rainfall) is January (14.3mm).

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Average rainfall days in August
Lagos, Nigeria

Average rainfall days in August - Lagos, Nigeria
  • Average rainfall days in August: 11.6 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is June (16.2 days).
The month with the least rainy days is December (1.4 days).

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Average sea temperature in August
Lagos, Nigeria

Average sea temperature in August - Lagos, Nigeria
  • Average sea temperature in August: 25.3°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).

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Average daylight in August /
Average sunshine in August
Lagos, Nigeria

Average daylight in August / Average sunshine in August - Lagos, Nigeria
  • Average daylight in August: 12h and 2min

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 12h and 30min).
The month with the shortest days is December (Average daylight: 11h and 48min).

  • Average sunshine in August: 3h and 3min

The months with the most sunshine are November and December (Average sunshine: 6h and 12min).
The month with the least sunshine is July (Average sunshine: 3h and 12min).

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Average UV index in August
Lagos, Nigeria

Average UV index in August - Lagos, Nigeria
  • Average UV index in August: 12

The 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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Lagos, Nigeria

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