Average weather in May in Lagos, Nigeria

The average minimum temperature (usually the minimum temperature is noted during the night) in Lagos in May is 23.3°C (73.94°F). May falls in the rainy season with an average precipitation of 205mm (8.1in). It rains on average a total of 12 days. The average maximum daytime temperature lies around 31.0°C (87.8°F). The sun will occasionally show itself with 177 hours of sunshine during the whole month.


So what to wear in May? Visitors traveling to Lagos should plan on bringing a totally waterproof rain jacket since it will often be raining. Also bring your shorts or a skirt because it can be very warm or even hot.

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For other monthly average weather and what to do in May look at the numbers below.

Monthly Averages in May

Show in Celsius

Min Temperature 73 °F
Max Temperature 87 °F
Chance of Rain 40%
Precipitation 8 in
Rainy Days 12
Sunshine Hours 177

Where to stay in Lagos

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What To Do

We rated the following activities from 1 (least suitable) to 10 (best) to do in May.

Swimming
7/10
Cycling
7/10
Walking
7/10
Camping
6/10
Outdoor sports
7/10

Weather Forecasts for Lagos

SUN Jun 26
83°F | 76°F
Heavy rain

Heavy rain

MON Jun 27
84°F | 76°F
Moderate rain

Moderate rain

TUE Jun 28
86°F | 76°F
Moderate rain

Moderate rain

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