May 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 May

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

Temperature

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

Rainfall

In Lagos, during 12.4 rainfall days, 205mm (8.07") of precipitation is typically accumulated. Throughout the year, in Lagos, Nigeria, there are 102.8 rainfall days, and 1538mm (60.55") of precipitation is accumulated.

Sea temperature

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

Daylight

The average length of the day in May in Lagos is 12h and 25min.
On the first day of May in Lagos, sunrise is at 06:32 and sunset at 18:54. On the last day of the month, sunrise is at 06:29 and sunset at 18:58 WAT.

Sunshine

In Lagos, Nigeria, the average sunshine in May is 5.7h.

UV index

The months with the highest UV index are February through May, August through October, with an average maximum UV index of 12. A UV Index of 11, and more, symbolizes an excessive health risk from unsafe exposure to UV radiation for ordinary individuals.
Note: The average daily UV index of 12 in May transform into the following instructions:
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. 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. 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 May in Lagos?

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

How many days does it rain in May in Lagos?

In May, in Lagos, Nigeria, the rain falls for 12.4 days. Throughout May, 205mm (8.07") of precipitation is accumulated.

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

May is the month with the warmest seawater, 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). 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.

How many hours of daylight does Lagos have in May?

The average day length in May in Lagos, Nigeria, is 12h and 25min.

When is the sunrise / sunset in May in Lagos?

On the first day of May, sunrise is at 06:32 and sunset at 18:54. On the last day of the month, sunrise is at 06:29 and sunset at 18:58 WAT.

How long on average sun shines in May in Lagos?

In May, the average sunshine duration in Lagos, Nigeria, is 5.7h.

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

The months with the highest UV index are February through May, August through October, with an average maximum UV index of 12.

What is the UV index intensity in May in Lagos?

The average daily maximum UV index in May in Lagos is 12. A UV Index of 11, and more, symbolizes an ultimate hazard to health from exposure to Sun's UV rays.

Average temperature in May
Lagos, Nigeria

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).
The 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).

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Average rainfall in May
Lagos, Nigeria

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).

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Average rainfall days in May
Lagos, Nigeria

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).

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Average sea temperature in May
Lagos, Nigeria

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).

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

Average daylight in May / Average sunshine in May - Lagos, Nigeria
  • Average daylight in May: 12h and 25min

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 May: 5h and 42min

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 May
Lagos, Nigeria

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

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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