January 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 January

January weather in Lagos, Nigeria reveals steady daytime temperatures with slightly cooler nights. Sunshine is ample to enjoy outdoor activities during this month being one of the dryer periods of the year. The sea conditions also remain inviting, favoring beach visits. Light clothes and sunscreen are essentials, owing to a UV index of 11. The year begins dry with minimal rainfall of 14mm (0.55") across approximately one and a half days.

Temperature

Lagos's transition from December to January introduces an average high-temperature of a still hot 32.2°C (90°F), marking an insignificant variation from the 31.9°C (89.4°F). In January, Lagos's temperature tends to fall to an average low of 22.3°C (72.1°F) during the night.

Rainfall

The month with the least rainfall in Lagos is January, when the rain falls for 1.5 days and typically collects 14mm (0.55") of precipitation.

Sea temperature

In Lagos, Nigeria, the average seawater temperature in January is 27.7°C (81.9°F).
Note: Water temperatures between 25°C (77°F) and 29°C (84.2°F) are ideal for all water activities, offering enjoyment without causing discomfort over extended periods.

Daylight

The average length of the day in January is 11h and 47min.
On the first day of January, sunrise is at 06:57 and sunset at 18:42. On the last day of the month, sunrise is at 07:04 and sunset at 18:55 WAT.

Sunshine

The average sunshine in January is 5.3h.

UV index

In Lagos, Nigeria, the average daily maximum UV index in January is 11. A UV Index reading of 11, and higher, represents an excessive health risk from unprotected exposure to Sun's UV rays for ordinary individuals.
Note: The UV index of 11 during January translates into the following guidance:
Undertake every vital safety procedure, as unprotected skin and eyes could sustain burns in no time. The Sun's UV radiation is at its strongest between the hours of 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Minimize direct exposure to the sun during this period. 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. Sunscreen with a sun protection factor of no less than 30 should be used liberally and reapplied frequently on overcast days, including after every swim or outdoor activity. Be wary! Reflections from sand and water make UV radiation more intense.
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Frequently asked questions

How hot does it get in Lagos in January?

The average high-temperature and low-temperature during January are 32.2°C (90°F) and 22.3°C (72.1°F) respectively.

What is the driest month in Lagos?

The month with the least rainfall in Lagos, Nigeria, is January, when the rain falls for 1.5 days and typically collects 14mm (0.55") of precipitation.

How many days does it rain in January in Lagos?

In Lagos, in January, during 1.5 rainfall days, 14mm (0.55") of precipitation is typically accumulated.

How warm is the water in January in Lagos?

In Lagos, Nigeria, the average seawater temperature in January is 27.7°C (81.9°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 January in Lagos?

In January, the average day length in Lagos is 11h and 47min.

What time are sunrise and sunset in January in Lagos?

In January, on the first day of the month, sunrise is at 06:57 and sunset at 18:42. On the last day of the month, in Lagos, Nigeria, sunrise is at 07:04 and sunset at 18:55 WAT.

How long on average sun shines in January in Lagos?

In January, the average sunshine duration in Lagos, Nigeria, is 5.3h.

What is the UV index reading in January in Lagos?

In January, the average daily maximum UV index in Lagos, Nigeria, is 11. A UV Index estimate of 11, and higher, represents an extreme health threat from unprotected exposure to UV radiation.

Average temperature in January
Lagos, Nigeria

Average temperature in January - Lagos, Nigeria
  • Average high temperature in January: 32.2°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 January: 22.3°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 January
Lagos, Nigeria

Average rainfall in January - Lagos, Nigeria
  • Average rainfall in January: 14.3mm

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 January
Lagos, Nigeria

Average rainfall days in January - Lagos, Nigeria
  • Average rainfall days in January: 1.5 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 January
Lagos, Nigeria

Average sea temperature in January - Lagos, Nigeria
  • Average sea temperature in January: 27.7°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 January /
Average sunshine in January
Lagos, Nigeria

Average daylight in January / Average sunshine in January - Lagos, Nigeria
  • Average daylight in January: 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 January: 5h and 2min

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 January
Lagos, Nigeria

Average UV index in January - Lagos, Nigeria
  • Average UV index in January: 11

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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