January 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
January, like December, is another hot winter month in Lagos, Nigeria, with average temperature ranging between max 32.2°C (90°F) and min 22.3°C (72.1°F).
The perfect water temperature of 27.7°C (81.9°F) with 14.3mm (0.56") of accumulated rainfall and only 1.5 rainfall days, makes January a great period for swimming and other water activities.

Temperature

In Lagos, the average high-temperature is almost the same as in December - a still tropical 32.2°C (90°F). In January, in Lagos, Nigeria, the average low-temperature 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 14.3mm (0.56") of precipitation.

Sea temperature

In January, the average sea temperature is 27.7°C (81.9°F).
Note: 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.

Daylight

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

Sunshine

In Lagos, the average sunshine is 5.3h.

UV index

In January, the average daily maximum UV index in Lagos, Nigeria, is 11. A UV Index estimate of 11, and higher, represents an ultimate health vulnerability from the exposure to the Sun's UV radiation for the average person.
Note: The daily maximum UV index of 11 interpret into the following advice:
Take all necessary precautions, as unprotected skin can burn in minutes. Seek shade and minimize exposure to direct Sun in a period between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. when UV radiation is most intense; keep in mind that shade structures like parasols or canopies do not provide perfect sun protection. Sun-protective clothing, a long-sleeved shirt and pants, a wide-brimmed hat, and UVA and UVB-blocking sunglasses are particularly helpful in blocking UV radiation's harmful effects. 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 reflection of water and sand dramatically increases exposure to the UV rays.

What is the temperature in January in Lagos?

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

How much does it rain in Lagos in January?

In Lagos, during January, the rain falls for 1.5 days and regularly aggregates up to 14.3mm (0.56") of precipitation.

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 14.3mm (0.56") of precipitation.

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 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 in Lagos, Nigeria, are January, November and December, with an average of 11.8h of daylight.

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

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

How many hours of sunshine does Lagos have in January?

In January, the average sunshine 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 vulnerability from unsafe exposure to the Sun's UV rays.
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).
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).

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).

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).

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).

Average daylight in January / Average sunshine in January - Lagos, Nigeria
  • Average daylight in January: 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 January: 5.3h

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

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).