Lagos, Nigeria: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2018]

Traveling to Lagos, Nigeria? If you're planning to go to Lagos, here is some important information about when to go, what to wear, and what to pack:

When to go to Lagos, Nigeria

Based on the climate and weather in Lagos, the best time to go is January. See below for details.

What to wear/what to pack for Lagos, Nigeria by month

January

If you visit Lagos during January, you are likely to find that it is extremely warm, somewhat hazy and very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 80s F (high 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 70s F (mid 20s C).

Humidity is generally between 50 and 60% during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Light footwear
  • Sandals
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Skirts
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Dresses
  • Sunscreen lotion

February

If you go to Lagos in February, you will notice that it is extremely hot. Daytime temperatures are in the 80s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Shorts
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Dresses
  • Sandals
  • Skirts
  • Sunglasses

March

March here can be sweltering. Temperatures average in the 80s F (low 30s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Sandals
  • Umbrella
  • Shorts
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Dresses
  • Skirts
  • Rain coat
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Sunglasses
  • Waterproof footwear

April

If you go to Lagos in April, you will notice that it is extremely warm. Daytime temperatures are in the 80s F (high 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof luggage
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Skirts
  • Dresses
  • Umbrella
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Sandals
  • Rain coat
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Shorts

May

Traveling to Lagos in May, you will notice that it is extremely warm. Expect it to rain sometimes. Daytime temperatures are in the low 80s F (high 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Shorts
  • Dresses
  • Skirts
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Sunglasses
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Umbrella
  • Rain coat
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Sandals

June

June in Lagos is a perfect temperature. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the high 70s F (mid 20s C) to low 80s F (high 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Dresses
  • Sandals
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Rain coat
  • Skirts
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Umbrella
  • Light footwear

July

July here is a perfect temperature. Temperatures average in the high 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day. It rains occasionally.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof footwear
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Light footwear
  • Rain coat
  • Dresses
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Umbrella
  • Sandals
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Skirts

August

If you visit Lagos during August, you are likely to find that it is warm. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 70s F (mid 20s C).

Humidity is generally between 70 and 80% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain a bit less than half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof footwear
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Dresses
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Sandals
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Light footwear
  • Rain coat
  • Umbrella
  • Skirts
  • Waterproof luggage
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear

September

September in this region is warm. Temperatures average in the high 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day. It rains regularly.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Skirts
  • Light footwear
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Rain coat
  • Umbrella
  • Dresses
  • Sandals
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Shorts or short pants

October

If you go to Lagos in October, you will notice that it is a perfect temperature. Expect it to rain once in a while. Daytime temperatures are in the low 80s F (high 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Light footwear
  • Skirts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Sandals
  • Rain coat
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Dresses
  • Umbrella
  • Waterproof footwear

November

If you are traveling to Lagos in November, you will notice that it is extremely warm. Daytime temperatures are in the low 80s F (high 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Sunglasses
  • Skirts
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Sandals
  • Shorts
  • Dresses

December

December in this region is extremely warm, somewhat hazy and dry with little rain. Temperatures average in the low 80s F (high 20s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Skirts
  • Sunglasses
  • Sandals
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Shorts
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Dresses
  • Short sleeve shirts

Year-round what to wear/what to pack for Lagos, Nigeria

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Lagos, as well as several items to remember to pack when traveling there.

  • A plug adadpter that supports outlet types D and G
  • A SIM card that works in Lagos
  • If you plan to visit a church, make sure to bring appropriate clothing
  • If you plan to visit a mosque, pack clothing that covers the knees and shoulders
  • Appropriate museum wear

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