The best times to visit Lagos for ideal weather are
December 10th to March 4th
based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.
Lagos Travel Guide
Weather in Lagos
Average temperatures in Lagos vary very little. Considering humidity, temperatures feel hot all year with a fair chance of precipitation about half of the year. The area is less temperate than some — in the 14th percentile for pleasant weather — compared to tourist destinations worldwide. Weeks with ideal weather are listed above. If you’re looking for the very warmest time to visit Lagos, the hottest months are March, April, and then February. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally mid March where highs are regularly around 93.3°F (34.1°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 78.7°F (25.9°C) at night.
Lagos Temperatures (Fahrenheit)
Lagos Temperatures (Celsius)
The way we experience weather isn’t all about temperature. Higher temperatures affect us much more at higher humidity, and colder temperatures feel piercing with high winds. Our perceived temperatures factor in humidity and wind chill to better represent how hot or cold the day feels to a person.
Lagos Perceived Temperature (F)
Lagos Perceived Temperature (C)
Average Lagos Temperatures by Month
Daily highs (averaged for the month) usually give the best indication of the weather. A significantly lower mean and low generally just means it gets colder at night.
|Month||Avg. High (°F)||Avg. Mean (°F)||Avg. Low (°F)|
|Month||Avg. High (°C)||Avg. Mean (°C)||Avg. Low (°C)|
Precipitation (Rain or Snow)
If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Lagos are January, December, and then February. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around mid August. For example, on the week of August 13th there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in late June with an average of 3 days of significant precipitation the week of June 25th.
When can you find snow in Lagos? Weather stations report no annual snow. Please note that a value of 0 for snow in the graph below may either mean there was no snow, or that snow is unreported.
The graph below shows the % chance of rainy and snowy days in Lagos.
Snow on the Ground
The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Lagos (in).
Average Rain and Snow by Month
|Month||Daily Chance of Rain||Average Snow Depth (in)||Total Precipitation (in)|
|Month||Daily Chance of Rain||Average Snow Depth (cm)||Total Precipitation (cm)|
Humidity and Wind
Lagos has some extremely humid months, and above average humidity throughout the year. The least humid month is January (65.7% relative humidity), and the most humid month is June (84.7%).
Wind in Lagos is usually calm. The windiest month is August, followed by April and July. August’s average wind speed of around 6.4 knots (7.3 MPH or 11.8 KPH) is considered “a light breeze.” Maximum sustained winds (the highest speed for the day lasting more than a few moments) are at their highest in early May where average top sustained speeds reach 16.6 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.
Relative Humidity (%)
The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Lagos.
The graph below shows wind speed (max and average) in knots.
Average Wind Speeds
Show Wind Speeds
All wind speeds are in knots. 1 knot = 1.15 MPH or 1.85 KPH.
|Month||Avg. Wind||Avg. Wind Feel||Sustained High Wind||High Wind Feel|
|Jan||4.3||Light breeze||12.2||Significant breeze|
|Feb||5.3||Light breeze||13.4||Significant breeze|
|Mar||5.7||Light breeze||14.3||Significant breeze|
|Apr||5.8||Light breeze||15.2||Significant breeze|
|May||4.7||Light breeze||14.7||Significant breeze|
|Jun||4.6||Light breeze||14.1||Significant breeze|
|Jul||5.7||Light breeze||14.6||Significant breeze|
|Aug||6.4||Light breeze||14.6||Significant breeze|
|Sep||5.2||Light breeze||12.9||Significant breeze|
|Oct||4.2||Light breeze||13.8||Significant breeze|
|Nov||3.6||Barely noticeable||11.2||Significant breeze|
|Dec||3.6||Barely noticeable||10.4||Gentle breeze|
Show Relative Humidity by Month
|Month||Avg. Relative Humidity|
Is it Safe to Travel to Lagos?
Our best data indicates this area is somewhat unsafe, especially in some areas. As of Aug 21, 2019 there are strong travel warnings and regional advisories for Nigeria; avoid non-essential travel and all travel to some areas. Check this page for any recent changes or regions to avoid: Travel Advice and Advisories. This advisory was last updated on Aug 15, 2019.
The Busiest and Least Crowded Months
The busiest month for tourism in Lagos, Nigeria is October, followed by July and August. Prices for hotels and flights will be most expensive during these months, though you can save if you purchase well in advance. Tourists are unlikely to visit Lagos in February. Those willing to visit at these times will likely find it the least expensive month.
Estimated Tourism by Month
Most Popular Months to Visit
Overall Lagos Travel Experience by Season
Spring (March through May)
Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel warm. Highs range from 93.3°F (34.1°C) and 87.5°F (30.8°C) with colder temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with 5 to 8 days of significant precipitation per month. Spring is the slowest for tourism, which makes it a good time for those looking for deals.
Summer (June through August)
The middle-year months have very comfortable weather with high temperatures that are comfortable. These months see the most precipitation with 4 to 11 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the busiest season for tourism in Lagos, so lodging and other accommodations may cost more than usual.
Fall (September through November)
Fall daily highs range from 91.6°F (33.1°C) and 84.1°F (28.9°C), which will feel very nice given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a significant amount: 6 to 8 days per month. Tourism is the second busiest during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be slightly higher priced.
Winter (December through February)
Weather is perfect this time of year in Lagos to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 92.9°F (33.8°C) and 91.1°F (32.8°C). On average, it rains or snows a smalll amount: 1 to 2 times per month. These times of year are fairly slow with tourists.