When is the best time to go to Lagos?

When is the best time to go to Lagos? Here's some information to help you in your decision:

  • The weather is good all year round in Lagos
  • On average, the warmest months are July, August and September
  • Lagos has dry periods in June, July and August
  • The coldest months are January, February and March
  • The best months for swimming are September and October

Annual weather in Lagos

For full information about the climate and weather in Lagos a specific month, click on the corresponding line below:

January 56°F/61°F
February 56°F/61°F
March 56°F/63°F
April 59°F/65°F
May 63°F/70°F
June 67°F/74°F
July 68°F/76°F
August 68°F/77°F
September 68°F/76°F
October 67°F/72°F
November 61°F/67°F
December 58°F/63°F

Weather and climate in Lagos

Lagos enjoys a hot-summer Mediterranean climate in accordance with the Köppen-Geiger classification. The yearly average maximum temperature in Lagos is 68°F (ranging from 61°F in january to 77°F in august). Annual rainfall is 14in, with a minimum of 0.1in in july and a maximum of 2.2in in november.
  • From january to february the climate is okay. The temperature rises to 61°F and it rains about 8% of the time in february.
  • Between the months of march and may the climate is beautiful. The record temperature this month is 83°F and it rains about 6% of the time in may.
  • From june to september the climate is perfect. the thermometer goes up to 76°F°C and it rains in september about 0.6in.
  • From october to december the climate is good. By early evening, the temperature averages 61°F and you can expect to have 2.2in of rainfall/month during this period.

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Charts: temperature and rainfall in Lagos

In the charts below, you can see the following seasonal norms for the city of Lagos: the minimum and maximum outdoor temperature, the risk and amount of monthly rainfall, daily average sunshine, sea temperature, and relative humidity for each month of the year.

Outside temperature

Precipitation (rainfall)

Daily sunshine hours

Sea temperature


Peak visitor numbers and tourist seasons in Lagos

Find out when Lagos has its high tourist season (the period when the influx of tourists is highest) and off-peak tourist season using our data and figures.

Tourist seasons in Lagos

  • Very low season in Lagos
    The months with the lowest number of tourists are: January, February, March, November and December.
  • Low season in Lagos
    The months with low numbers of tourists are: April and May.
  • High season in Lagos
    The number of visitors to Lagos is high in: June, September and October.
  • Peek season in Lagos
    The largest number of tourists visiting Lagos is during: July and August.

Figure: Visitor index for Lagos month by month

Best time for low prices in Lagos

Average prices of hotels in Lagos month by month

Generally, November is the month with the lowest hotel prices in Lagos. So this is a great time to save on your holiday! In contrast, August is statistically the most expensive month of the year for hotels.

Find the best price for your hotel room

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