October 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 October

October in Lagos sees an increase in temperature, initiating the trend towards hotter months ahead. Rainfall decreases significantly from the past months. Despite the reduction in rainfall, the amount of sunlight received does not significantly change. The sea turns warmer welcoming swimming activities. October reports the considerable reduction in rainfall with a monthly total of 136mm (5.35").

Temperature

The transition from September to October in Lagos sees an average high-temperature of a tropical 30.4°C (86.7°F), indicating a minor variance from the prior month. October's average low-temperature reading settles at an agreeable 22.3°C (72.1°F).

Rainfall

In Lagos, in October, during 10.9 rainfall days, 136mm (5.35") of precipitation is typically 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

In October, the average sea temperature is 27.8°C (82°F).
Note: In water temperatures ranging between 25°C (77°F) and 29°C (84.2°F), activities such as swimming and diving become highly pleasurable for long durations.

Daylight

In October, the average length of the day in Lagos is 11h and 59min.
On the first day of the month, sunrise is at 06:34 and sunset at 18:37. On the last day of October, sunrise is at 06:33 and sunset at 18:26 WAT.

Sunshine

The average sunshine in October in Lagos is 5.4h.

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 value of 11, and more, symbolizes an extreme threat to health from unsafe exposure to UV radiation for ordinary individuals.
Note: In October, the maximum UV index of 12 translates into these guidelines:
Adopt every vital precaution, unprotected skin and eyes may burn rapidly. 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. For minimizing sun-related eye damage, always choose sunglasses with UVA and UVB coverage. Use liberally and reapply a broad-spectrum SPF 30+ sunscreen every two hours, or straight away after any outdoor workout or swim. Attention! The reflection of both water and sand can increase the intensity of UV rays.
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Frequently asked questions

How hot does it get in Lagos in October?

The high-temperature, in October, in Lagos, records 30.4°C (86.7°F), while the low-temperature is 22.3°C (72.1°F).

How much does it rain in Lagos in October?

In Lagos, Nigeria, in October, during 10.9 rainfall days, 136mm (5.35") of precipitation is typically accumulated.

What is the water temperature in October in Lagos?

In October, the average sea temperature in Lagos is 27.8°C (82°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 average length of the day in October in Lagos?

The average day length in October in Lagos, Nigeria, is 11h and 59min.

When are sunrise and sunset in October in Lagos?

In October, on the first day of the month, sunrise is at 06:34 and sunset at 18:37. On the last day of the month, in Lagos, sunrise is at 06:33 and sunset at 18:26 WAT.

How long on average sun shines in October in Lagos?

In October, the average sunshine duration is 5.4h.

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

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

What is the UV index reading in October in Lagos?

In Lagos, the average daily maximum UV index in October is 12. A UV Index reading of 11, and higher, represents an ultimate hazard to health from unprotected exposure to UV radiation.

Average temperature in October
Lagos, Nigeria

Average temperature in October - Lagos, Nigeria
  • Average high temperature in October: 30.4°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 October: 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 October
Lagos, Nigeria

Average rainfall in October - Lagos, Nigeria
  • Average rainfall in October: 135.8mm

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 October
Lagos, Nigeria

Average rainfall days in October - Lagos, Nigeria
  • Average rainfall days in October: 10.9 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 October
Lagos, Nigeria

Average sea temperature in October - Lagos, Nigeria
  • Average sea temperature in October: 27.8°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 October /
Average sunshine in October
Lagos, Nigeria

Average daylight in October / Average sunshine in October - Lagos, Nigeria
  • Average daylight in October: 12h and 0min

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 October: 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 October
Lagos, Nigeria

Average UV index in October - Lagos, Nigeria
  • Average UV index in October: 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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Lagos, Nigeria

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