December 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 December

December continues the comfortable weather in Lagos, maintaining the dry conditions from November. Temperatures remain stable compared to the previous month, establishing enjoyable weather for all. This dry and sunny weather creates ideal conditions for outdoor exploration and other activities. Sea temperature remains warm, favoring coastal activities. December being the driest month, records the annual minimum rainfall figure of 19mm (0.75").

Temperature

Lagos's weather, upon December's arrival, documents an average high-temperature of a still hot 31.9°C (89.4°F), nearly identical to the prior month. December's nights in Lagos observe an average temperature of 22.4°C (72.3°F).

Rainfall

In December, the rain falls for 1.4 days. Throughout December, 19mm (0.75") of precipitation is accumulated. Throughout the year, there are 102.8 rainfall days, and 1538mm (60.55") of precipitation is accumulated.

Sea temperature

In December, the average sea temperature is 28.3°C (82.9°F).
Note: Water activities in surface temperatures between 25°C (77°F) and 29°C (84.2°F) are seen as exceptional and extremely agreeable for lengthened time spans.

Daylight

December has the shortest days of the year in Lagos, with an average of 11h and 48min of daylight.
On the first day of December in Lagos, sunrise is at 06:42 and sunset at 18:28. On the last day of the month, sunrise is at 06:57 and sunset at 18:42 WAT.

Sunshine

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

UV index

With an average maximum UV index of 10, December is the month with the lowest UV index. A UV Index reading of 8 to 10 represents a very high health vulnerability from exposure to the Sun's UV rays for the average person.
Note: In December, an average UV index of 10 transforms into the following instructions:
It is crucial to take precautions; skin and eyes can get damaged if left unprotected. Seek shade and limit direct sun exposure between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m., the peak period for UV radiation. Keep in mind that shade structures like parasols or canopies do not offer complete sun protection. Protect your eyes, ears, face, and neck from the Sun by wearing a wide-brimmed hat. Directly after swimming or an outdoor workout, generously apply and reapply a broad-spectrum SPF 30+ sunscreen. Beware! The reflection of water and sand dramatically increases exposure to the UV rays.
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Frequently asked questions

How hot is it in Lagos in December?

Lagos in December has an average high-temperature of 31.9°C (89.4°F) and an average low-temperature of 22.4°C (72.3°F).

How much does it rain in Lagos in December?

In Lagos, Nigeria, in December, during 1.4 rainfall days, 19mm (0.75") of precipitation is typically accumulated.

What is the water temperature in December in Lagos?

In December, the average sea temperature in Lagos, Nigeria, is 28.3°C (82.9°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.

What is the month with the shortest days in Lagos?

December has the shortest days of the year, with an average of 11h and 48min of daylight.

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

The average day length in December is 11h and 45min.

When is the sunrise / sunset in December in Lagos?

On the first day of December in Lagos, Nigeria, sunrise is at 06:42 and sunset at 18:28. On the last day of the month, sunrise is at 06:57 and sunset at 18:42 WAT.

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 many hours of sunshine does Lagos have in December?

In December, the average sunshine duration in Lagos is 6.2h.

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

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

What is the UV index reading in December in Lagos?

In December, the average daily maximum UV index in Lagos is 10. A UV Index estimate of 8 to 10 represents a very high health risk from unprotected exposure to UV radiation.

Average temperature in December
Lagos, Nigeria

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).
The 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).

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Average rainfall in December
Lagos, Nigeria

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).

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Average rainfall days in December
Lagos, Nigeria

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).

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Average sea temperature in December
Lagos, Nigeria

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).

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

Average daylight in December / Average sunshine in December - Lagos, Nigeria
  • Average daylight in December: 11h and 5min

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 December: 6h and 1min

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 December
Lagos, Nigeria

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

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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