December 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 first month of the winter, December, is also a hot month in Lagos, Nigeria, with average temperature fluctuating between 31.9°C (89.4°F) and 22.4°C (72.3°F).
The perfect water temperature of 28.3°C (82.9°F) with 19mm (0.75") of accumulated rainfall and only 1.4 rainfall days, makes December a great period for swimming and other water activities.

Temperature

In Lagos, the average high-temperature in December is essentially the same as in November - a still hot 31.9°C (89.4°F). The average low-temperature, in Lagos, is 22.4°C (72.3°F).

Rainfall

In Lagos, during December, the rain falls for 1.4 days and regularly aggregates up to 19mm (0.75") of 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

In December, the average sea temperature is 28.3°C (82.9°F).
Note: 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.

Daylight

Months with the shortest days are January, November and December, with an average of 11.8h of daylight.

Sunshine

November and December, with an average of 6.2h of sunshine, are months with the most sunshine in Lagos.

UV index

December is the month with the lowest UV index, with an average maximum UV index of 10. A UV Index of 8 to 10 symbolizes a very high threat to health from unprotected exposure to the Sun's UV rays for the average person.
Note: The daily maximum UV index of 10 interpret into the following advice:
Take extra precautions. Protection against sun damage is required. 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. On bright days sunglasses that block both UVA and UVB rays should be worn. A hat with a wide brim is extremely helpful, as it can prevent roughly 50% of UV radiation from reaching the eyes. 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 December in Lagos?

In December, the average high-temperature is 31.9°C (89.4°F), and the average low-temperature is 22.4°C (72.3°F).

How much does it rain in Lagos in December?

In December, in Lagos, the rain falls for 1.4 days. Throughout December, 19mm (0.75") of precipitation is accumulated.

What is the water temperature in December in Lagos?

In Lagos, the average seawater temperature in December is 28.3°C (82.9°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 month with the shortest days in Lagos?

Months with the shortest days are January, November and December, with an average of 11.8h of daylight.

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

In Lagos, the average length of the day in December is 11.8h.

What is the month with the most sunshine in Lagos?

November and December, with an average of 6.2h of sunshine, are months with the most sunshine in Lagos.

How long on average sun shines in December in Lagos?

The average sunshine in December in Lagos is 6.2h.

When is the lowest UV index in Lagos?

The month with the lowest UV index in Lagos is December, with an average maximum UV index of 10.

What is the UV index intensity in December in Lagos?

In December, the average daily maximum UV index in Lagos, Nigeria, is 10. A UV Index of 8 to 10 symbolizes a very high health risk from unprotected exposure to the UV radiation.
Average temperature in December - Lagos, Nigeria
  • Average high temperature in December: 31.9°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 December: 22.4°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 December - Lagos, Nigeria
  • Average rainfall in December: 19mm

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

Average rainfall days in December - Lagos, Nigeria
  • Average rainfall days in December: 1.4 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).

Average sea temperature in December - Lagos, Nigeria
  • Average sea temperature in December: 28.3°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).

Average daylight in December / Average sunshine in December - Lagos, Nigeria
  • Average daylight in December: 11.8h

Months with the longest days are June and July (Average daylight: 12.5h).
Months with the shortest days are January, November and December (Average daylight: 11.8h).

  • Average sunshine in December: 6.2h

Months with the most sunshine are November and December (Average sunshine: 6.2h).
The month with the least sunshine is July (Average sunshine: 3.2h).

Average UV index in December - Lagos, Nigeria
  • Average UV index in December: 10

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).