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Bureau of Meteorology

Bangladesh Weather

Bangladesh Weather

Overview of Weather Types, Data, and Seasons in Bangladesh:

  1. Climate Types:

    • Tropical Monsoon Climate: Bangladesh experiences a tropical monsoon climate, characterized by high temperatures, heavy rainfall, and distinct wet and dry seasons.
  2. Temperature:

    • Summer (March to June): Hot and humid conditions prevail during the summer months, with temperatures often exceeding 30°C (86°F). High humidity levels contribute to a feeling of discomfort.

    • Monsoon Season (June to October): The monsoon season brings heavy rainfall and cooler temperatures. Daytime temperatures range from 25°C to 32°C (77°F to 90°F), providing relief from the summer heat.

    • Winter (November to February): Winters are relatively dry and cool, with temperatures ranging from 10°C to 20°C (50°F to 68°F). This season is considered more comfortable for outdoor activities.

  3. Monsoon Rainfall:

    • Bangladesh receives the majority of its annual rainfall during the monsoon season. Heavy downpours can lead to flooding in low-lying areas. The Chittagong Hill Tracts receive the highest rainfall.
  4. Cyclones:

    • Bangladesh is prone to tropical cyclones, especially during the monsoon season. Cyclones can bring strong winds, heavy rain, and storm surges, impacting coastal areas.
  5. Humidity:

    • High humidity levels are characteristic of Bangladesh's climate, particularly during the summer and monsoon seasons. Humidity can exceed 80%, contributing to a sultry atmosphere.
  6. Seasonal Agriculture:

    • Bangladesh's agriculture is highly dependent on the monsoon rains. The wet season is crucial for rice cultivation, and the dry season allows for the cultivation of crops like wheat.
  7. Festivals and Culture:

    • Important cultural and religious festivals, such as Eid-ul-Fitr and Durga Puja, are celebrated during different seasons. The timing of festivals often aligns with agricultural cycles.
  8. Sea Level Rise:

    • Bangladesh is vulnerable to sea level rise due to its low-lying topography. The country is actively involved in climate change adaptation measures to address the impacts of rising sea levels.
  9. Diverse Landscapes:

    • Bangladesh features diverse landscapes, including the Sundarbans mangrove forest, the world's largest river delta formed by the Ganges, Brahmaputra, and Meghna rivers, and the Chittagong Hill Tracts.
  10. Best Time to Visit:

    • The winter months (November to February) are considered the best time to visit Bangladesh, offering milder temperatures and lower humidity. However, cultural festivals and agricultural activities during other seasons may also be of interest to visitors.

Travelers to Bangladesh should be prepared for the seasonal variations in weather, especially the monsoon season, and stay informed about cyclone warnings if traveling to coastal regions.

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