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Best time to visit Lagos, Nigeria

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The best time to visit Lagos is November-February

Based on a number of criteria such as the weather conditions, cost of flights and hotels, peak travel seasons and much more, November-February is the best time to go to Lagos.

In summer, temperatures can reach as high as 35℃ (95℉) in the middle of the day. The weather in the winter, especially around August, can reach a minimum of 23℃ (74℉).

If you’re a sun-chaser and want to visit Lagos when the days are longest, you should visit in December. June sees the most amount of rain in a month if you’re ok with chancing getting drenched, so if you’re looking to stay dry, visit in January instead.

Learn everything you need to know to help you decide when to go to Lagos below, and don’t forget to use the awesome travel tools we know and love to help you find the best deals and make booking your vacation a breeze!

Warmest month

March

Least rainfall

January

Most daylight

December

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Lagos seasons

Before you continue, it’s important to know when the seasons are in Lagos as they might be different to yours depending on where in the world you’re travelling from. Lagos is in the Northern Hemisphere, so the seasons fall during these months:

Season Months
Summer June to August
Autumn/fall September to November
Winter December to February
Spring March to May

Average temperatures in Lagos

If the temperature is a big factor for you to help you decide when to visit, the chart below shows the average minimum and maximum temperatures in Lagos for each month side-by-side so you can easily see the difference in weather throughout the year. To see the temperatures in both Celsius (°C) and Fahrenheit (°F), hover or tap the shaded boxes on the graph.

Lagos climate by month

If you already have a rough idea about which months you might want to travel, the section below shows a detailed breakdown of the climate in Lagos for each month so you can see if it all suits your wants and needs. Scroll down, or use the quick menu below to jump to your preferred month.

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NOV
DEC

Lagos in January

  • Average temperature: 28℃ (83℉)
  • Average high temperature: 33℃ (91℉)
  • Average low temperature: 25℃ (77℉)
  • Average humidity: 68%
  • Average sunny days: 19 days
  • Average rainfall: 17mm (1") over 8 days
19 days
of pure sunshine
8 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Lagos in January, make sure you pack t-shirts and shorts.. It stays warm all day and night.


Lagos in February

  • Average temperature: 29℃ (84℉)
  • Average high temperature: 32℃ (90℉)
  • Average low temperature: 26℃ (79℉)
  • Average humidity: 74%
  • Average sunny days: 13 days
  • Average rainfall: 25mm (1") over 12 days
13 days
of pure sunshine
12 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Lagos in February, make sure you pack t-shirts and shorts.. It stays warm all day and night.


Lagos in March

  • Average temperature: 29℃ (85℉)
  • Average high temperature: 32℃ (90℉)
  • Average low temperature: 27℃ (81℉)
  • Average humidity: 75%
  • Average sunny days: 13 days
  • Average rainfall: 21mm (1") over 15 days
13 days
of pure sunshine
15 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Lagos in March, make sure you pack t-shirts and shorts.. It stays warm all day and night.


Lagos in April

  • Average temperature: 29℃ (85℉)
  • Average high temperature: 32℃ (90℉)
  • Average low temperature: 27℃ (81℉)
  • Average humidity: 75%
  • Average sunny days: 16 days
  • Average rainfall: 19mm (1") over 12 days
16 days
of pure sunshine
12 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Lagos in April, make sure you pack t-shirts and shorts.. It stays warm all day and night.


Lagos in May

  • Average temperature: 29℃ (84℉)
  • Average high temperature: 32℃ (89℉)
  • Average low temperature: 27℃ (80℉)
  • Average humidity: 76%
  • Average sunny days: 13 days
  • Average rainfall: 41mm (2") over 16 days
13 days
of pure sunshine
16 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Lagos in May, make sure you pack t-shirts and shorts.. It stays warm all day and night.


Lagos in June

  • Average temperature: 27℃ (81℉)
  • Average high temperature: 30℃ (85℉)
  • Average low temperature: 25℃ (78℉)
  • Average humidity: 80%
  • Average sunny days: 6 days
  • Average rainfall: 119mm (5") over 21 days
6 days
of pure sunshine
21 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Lagos in June, make sure you pack t-shirts and light clothing.


Lagos in July

  • Average temperature: 26℃ (79℉)
  • Average high temperature: 28℃ (83℉)
  • Average low temperature: 24℃ (76℉)
  • Average humidity: 82%
  • Average sunny days: 5 days
  • Average rainfall: 116mm (5") over 24 days
5 days
of pure sunshine
24 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Lagos in July, make sure you pack t-shirts and light clothing.


Lagos in August

  • Average temperature: 26℃ (78℉)
  • Average high temperature: 28℃ (82℉)
  • Average low temperature: 24℃ (75℉)
  • Average humidity: 83%
  • Average sunny days: 9 days
  • Average rainfall: 63mm (2") over 18 days
9 days
of pure sunshine
18 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Lagos in August, make sure you pack t-shirts and light clothing.


Lagos in September

  • Average temperature: 26℃ (79℉)
  • Average high temperature: 29℃ (83℉)
  • Average low temperature: 24℃ (76℉)
  • Average humidity: 82%
  • Average sunny days: 6 days
  • Average rainfall: 113mm (4") over 22 days
6 days
of pure sunshine
22 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Lagos in September, make sure you pack t-shirts and light clothing.

Lagos in October

  • Average temperature: 27℃ (81℉)
  • Average high temperature: 30℃ (86℉)
  • Average low temperature: 25℃ (78℉)
  • Average humidity: 79%
  • Average sunny days: 12 days
  • Average rainfall: 65mm (3") over 18 days
12 days
of pure sunshine
18 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Lagos in October, make sure you pack t-shirts and shorts.. It stays warm all day and night.


Lagos in November

  • Average temperature: 28℃ (83℉)
  • Average high temperature: 31℃ (89℉)
  • Average low temperature: 26℃ (79℉)
  • Average humidity: 77%
  • Average sunny days: 9 days
  • Average rainfall: 50mm (2") over 17 days
9 days
of pure sunshine
17 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Lagos in November, make sure you pack t-shirts and shorts.. It stays warm all day and night.


Lagos in December

  • Average temperature: 29℃ (84℉)
  • Average high temperature: 33℃ (91℉)
  • Average low temperature: 25℃ (78℉)
  • Average humidity: 68%
  • Average sunny days: 18 days
  • Average rainfall: 18mm (1") over 9 days
18 days
of pure sunshine
9 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Lagos in December, make sure you pack t-shirts and shorts.. It stays warm all day and night.


Top FAQs

The hottest month of the year in Lagos is usually March, where temperatures tend to rise to around 33℃ (91℉) in the middle of the day or early afternoon.
The month with the least amount of rain in Lagos is generally around January. The dry season often coincides with cooler weather, so you should check the temperatures in January first to make sure it’s still a good time to go.
The rainiest time of year in Lagos is generally around June, although the wetter season can sometimes extend a few months either side of June too.
If you want to get the most out of your time visiting Lagos, or if you're just afraid of the dark, the days in December are usually the longest between sunrise and sunset.

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