August weather forecast
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

Weather in August

August, the last month of the summer in Lagos, is also a moderately hot month, with an average temperature varying between 28.1°C (82.6°F) and 21.7°C (71.1°F).

Temperature

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

Rainfall

In Lagos, 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

The month with the coldest seawater is August, with an average sea temperature of 25.3°C (77.5°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 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, in Lagos, Nigeria, sunrise is at 06:39 and sunset at 18:54 WAT.

Sunshine

The average sunshine in August 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 health hazard from exposure to the Sun's UV rays for ordinary individuals.
Note: The daily maximum UV index of 12 in August 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 the 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. A broad-spectrum sunscreen of SPF 30+ should be liberally applied and re-applied every two hours, and immediately after an outdoor workout or a swim. Caution! The reflection of sand and water significantly increases the intensity of the Sun's UV radiation.
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FAQ

What is the coldest month in Lagos?

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

What is the temperature in August in Lagos?

In August, in Lagos, the average high-temperature is 28.1°C (82.6°F), and the average low-temperature is 21.7°C (71.1°F).

How many days does it rain in August in Lagos?

In Lagos, Nigeria, in August, it is raining for 11.6 days, with typically 112mm (4.41") of accumulated precipitation.

What month is the sea coldest in Lagos?

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

How warm is the water in August in Lagos?

In Lagos, in August, the average water temperature is 25.3°C (77.5°F). 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 many hours of daylight does Lagos have in August?

The average day length in August in Lagos is 12h and 20min.

When are sunrise and sunset in August in Lagos?

On the first day of August in Lagos, 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 18:54 WAT.

How many hours of sunshine does Lagos have in August?

The average sunshine duration in August in Lagos, Nigeria, is 3.5h.

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

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

What is the UV index intensity in August in Lagos?

In Lagos, Nigeria, the average daily maximum UV index in August is 12. A UV Index reading of 11, and higher, represents an ultimate hazard to health from 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 20min

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 45min).

  • Average sunshine in August: 3h and 30min

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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