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Best Time to Visit Bangladesh in 2024 for Cultural Exploration, Wildlife Viewing, and River Cruises. Bangladesh Weather Guide

Best Time to Visit Bangladesh

  • Optimal: November to February (pleasant weather, less humidity).
  • For wildlife viewing: Late January to early April.
  • Other favorable months: March, April, October, and early November.

Geography facts

  • Location: South Asia, bordering the Bay of Bengal.
  • Area: 147,570 km².
  • Borders: India, Myanmar, and the Bay of Bengal.
  • Landscape: Predominantly flat, with the largest river delta in the world.

Bangladesh’s diverse geography ranges from lush greenery and tea plantations in Sylhet to the world’s largest mangrove forest, the Sundarbans. It’s a land crisscrossed by numerous rivers, offering unique river cruising experiences.

Climate

  • Tropical: Hot and humid summers, mild winters.
  • Monsoon: Heavy rainfall from June to October.
The daily average high and low air temperature at 2 meters above the ground. The thin dotted lines are the corresponding perceived temperatures. (c) weatherspark.com

Monthly Weather Snapshot

January

  • Cool and dry, ideal for cultural exploration. Average temperatures: 14°C (57°F) to 25°C (77°F).
  • Wildlife viewing in Sundarbans is favorable due to lower water levels.
  • Suggested destinations: Dhaka for urban culture, Sundarbans for wildlife.
Bangladesh during winter (c) Wikipedia

February

  • Pleasant weather continues. Temperatures: 16°C (61°F) to 28°C (82°F).
  • Best time for visiting tea gardens in Sylhet.
  • Celebrate the colorful spring festival of Pohela Falgun.

March

  • Start of the hot season. Temperatures range: 20°C (68°F) to 33°C (91°F).
  • Ideal for river cruises on the Padma or Meghna rivers.
  • Witness the Independence Day celebrations.

April

  • Hot and humid. Temperatures soar up to 35°C (95°F).
  • Celebrate Bengali New Year (Pohela Boishakh) with vibrant festivities.
  • Visit the historic city of Sonargaon.

May

  • High humidity, with temperatures between 25°C (77°F) and 37°C (99°F).
  • Beginnings of the monsoon season with occasional showers.
  • Explore indoor attractions like the Liberation War Museum in Dhaka.
Bangladesh nature (c) pg.world

June

  • Peak of monsoon. Heavy rainfall. Average temperatures: 28°C (82°F).
  • Not ideal for travel due to flooding risks.
  • Visit indoor markets and cultural sites in cities.

July

  • Continued heavy monsoon. Temperatures: 26°C (79°F) to 32°C (90°F).
  • River levels rise, making some rural areas inaccessible.
  • Explore the urban centers for monsoon festivals.

August

  • End of the monsoon. High humidity and rain. Temperatures: 26°C (79°F) to 33°C (91°F).
  • Celebrate Eid-ul-Adha, a major Islamic festival.
  • Visit the National Martyrs’ Memorial in Savar.
The average hourly temperature, color coded into bands. The shaded overlays indicate night and civil twilight. (c) weatherspark.com

September

  • Transition month. Temperatures: 26°C (79°F) to 32°C (90°F).
  • Decreased rainfall makes travel easier.
  • Enjoy boat races on the Buriganga River.

October

  • Pleasant weather returns. Temperatures: 22°C (72°F) to 31°C (88°F).
  • Ideal for visiting the ancient ruins in Paharpur and Mahasthangarh.
  • Durga Puja celebrations are a major attraction.

November

  • Cool and dry. Temperatures: 18°C (64°F) to 29°C (84°F).
  • Best time for river cruising and visiting the Sundarbans.
  • Enjoy the Rash Mela festival in Dublar Char Island.

December

  • Mild and dry. Daytime temperatures: 16°C (61°F) to 26°C (79°F).
  • Celebrate Victory Day with cultural events.
  • Explore the Chittagong Hill Tracts for hiking and tribal cultures.

This guide offers an overview of the best times to visit Bangladesh for various activities, ensuring travelers can plan their trip according to the country’s diverse seasonal experiences.

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