May 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
May, the last month of the spring, in Lagos, is another hot month, with average temperature varying between 30.9°C (87.6°F) and 23.1°C (73.6°F).

Temperature

In May, the average high-temperature is essentially the same as in April - a still hot 30.9°C (87.6°F). In May, the average low-temperature is 23.1°C (73.6°F).

Rainfall

In May, the rain falls for 12.4 days. Throughout May, 204.8mm (8.06") of precipitation is accumulated. In Lagos, during the entire year, the rain falls for 102.8 days and collects up to 1538mm (60.55") of precipitation.

Sea temperature

The month with the warmest seawater is May, with an average sea temperature of 29.2°C (84.6°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

In Lagos, the average length of the day in May is 12.4h.

Sunshine

The average sunshine is 5.7h.

UV index

February through May, August through October, with an average maximum UV index of 12, are months with the highest UV index. A UV Index value of 11, and more, symbolizes an extreme health hazard from unprotected exposure to the Sun's UV rays for the average person.
Note: In May, the average maximum UV index of 12 translate into the following recommendations:
Practice all-important precautions. Light skin people may get burned in less than 5 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. A wide-brim hat offers excellent sun protection for 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. 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 May in Lagos?

In May, the average high-temperature is 30.9°C (87.6°F), and the average low-temperature is 23.1°C (73.6°F).

How much does it rain in Lagos in May?

In May, in Lagos, the rain falls for 12.4 days. Throughout May, 204.8mm (8.06") of precipitation is accumulated.

What is the month with the warmest sea water in Lagos?

May is the month with the warmest seawater in Lagos, Nigeria, with an average sea temperature of 29.2°C (84.6°F).

What is the sea water temperature in May in Lagos?

In Lagos, the average seawater temperature in May is 29.2°C (84.6°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 average length of the day in May in Lagos?

In May, the average length of the day is 12.4h.

How many hours of sunshine does Lagos have in May?

The average sunshine in May in Lagos is 5.7h.

What are the months with the highest UV index in Lagos?

Months with the highest UV index in Lagos, Nigeria, are February through May, August through October, with an average maximum UV index of 12.

What is the UV index reading in May in Lagos?

The average daily maximum UV index in May is 12. A UV Index of 11, and more, symbolizes an ultimate hazard to health from unsafe exposure to the Sun's UV rays.
Average temperature in May - Lagos, Nigeria
  • Average high temperature in May: 30.9°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 May: 23.1°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 May - Lagos, Nigeria
  • Average rainfall in May: 204.8mm

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 May - Lagos, Nigeria
  • Average rainfall days in May: 12.4 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 May - Lagos, Nigeria
  • Average sea temperature in May: 29.2°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 May / Average sunshine in May - Lagos, Nigeria
  • Average daylight in May: 12.4h

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 May: 5.7h

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 May - Lagos, Nigeria
  • Average UV index in May: 12

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).