Weather in Lagos in May

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What’s the weather like in Lagos in May?

In May, Lagos experiences warm and humid weather as it falls within the peak of the wet season. The city, located in Nigeria’s southwestern region, has a tropical monsoon climate, characterized by distinct wet and dry seasons. May marks the transition period between the dry harmattan season and the wet season, with an increase in rainfall and humidity levels.

Average daily temperatures

In May, the average daily temperature in Lagos ranges from 24°C (75°F) to 30°C (86°F). However, it’s not uncommon for temperatures to reach highs of around 34°C (93°F) on some days. Evenings and nights tend to be slightly cooler, with average lows of 22°C (72°F). Visitors should expect warm and muggy conditions throughout the month, so lightweight clothing and sunscreen are recommended.

Sunshine and rainfall

May in Lagos experiences an average of 10 hours of daylight per day, with occasional cloud cover due to the rainy season. However, there are still plenty of sunny days with bright blue skies, allowing for outdoor activities and sightseeing. Despite the increasing rainfall, Lagos still receives an average of 6 hours of sunshine daily.

As May falls within the wet season, rainfall levels in Lagos see a considerable increase. The city receives an average of 210mm (8 inches) of rainfall spread over 19 rain days during the month. Showers are often heavy and intense, but they tend to be short-lived. Visitors should be prepared with umbrellas or raincoats to stay dry when venturing outside.