January 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 January

January, like December, is another hot winter month in Lagos, Nigeria, with an average temperature fluctuating between 32.2°C (90°F) and 22.3°C (72.1°F).
The ideal sea water temperature of 27.7°C (81.9°F) and only 1.5 rainfall days, with 14mm (0.55") of accumulated rainfall, makes January the best time for swimming and other water activities.

Temperature

In January, the average high-temperature is essentially the same as in December - a still tropical 32.2°C (90°F). The average low-temperature, in Lagos, is 22.3°C (72.1°F).

Rainfall

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

Sea temperature

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

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

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

UV index

In January, the average daily maximum UV index in Lagos is 11. A UV Index estimate of 11, and higher, represents an ultimate health vulnerability from unprotected exposure to Sun's UV rays for ordinary individuals.
Note: In January, the average maximum UV index of 11 translate into the following recommendations:
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. Beware! The strength of the UV rays is significantly increased by the reflection of the water and sand.
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FAQ

What is the temperature in January in Lagos?

The average high-temperature, in January, in Lagos, Nigeria, is 32.2°C (90°F), while the average low-temperature is 22.3°C (72.1°F).

What is the driest month in Lagos?

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.

How much does it rain in Lagos in January?

In January, in Lagos, Nigeria, the rain falls for 1.5 days. Throughout January, 14mm (0.55") of precipitation is accumulated.

What is the water temperature in January in Lagos?

In January, the average sea temperature 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.

How many hours of daylight does Lagos have in January?

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

When is the sunrise / 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, sunrise is at 07:04 and sunset at 18:55 WAT.

How many hours of sunshine does Lagos have in January?

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

How high is the UV index in January in Lagos?

In Lagos, Nigeria, the average daily maximum UV index in January is 11. A UV Index value of 11, and more, symbolizes an extreme health threat from exposure to Sun's UV rays.

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 47min

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 January: 5h and 18min

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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