Bangladesh Weather and Climate
According to COUNTRYAAH, Bangladesh is a South Asian state (147,570 km²). Capital: Dhaka. Administrative division: divisions (6). Population: 162,220,800 (2009 estimate). Language: Bengali (official), English. Religion: Muslims 89.3%, Hindus 9.6%, Buddhists 0.5%, Christians 0.3%, others 0.3%. Monetary unit: taka (100 paisa). Human Development Index: 0.524 (147th place). Borders: India (N, NE and W), Myanmar (SE), Bay of Bengal (S). Member of: Commonwealth, OCI, UN and WTO.
Born in 1971, Bangladesh assumed the form of parliamentary democracy in 1972 with a constitutional charter modified several times in the following years. With the restoration of multi-partyism (1990) and the configuration of the new democratic order, the President of the Republic is elected by the members of Parliament and his role appears considerably limited compared to that assumed by the government and the legislative assembly. The Parliament, made up of 300 members elected by universal suffrage, remains in office for 5 years. The Chittagong, an administrative division of the country that had been leading a tough autonomist struggle since 1973 led by rebels Shanti Bahini, in 1997 established a peace agreement with the government. The judicial model is based on the Common Law British. There is a Supreme Court whose members, including the president, are appointed by the president of the Republic. The country does not accept the jurisdiction of the International Court of Justice and the death penalty is in force. A public safety law has been in place since 2000 which gives extended powers to the police and establishes special tribunals for terrorists. The army is made up of volunteer personnel over the age of 18 and is divided into the three traditional weapons. School education is not compulsory, but provided free of charge by the state for 8 years. Primary education, lasting 5 years, begins at the age of 6. Secondary education (managed mainly by private individuals) begins at 11 and lasts for 7; consists of a first cycle of 5 years and a second of 2. There are state universities including those of agriculture, engineering and Islamic studies. The illiteracy rate, which affects women more markedly, reaches 45% of the population (2007).
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Optimal travel time for the regions
In the following overview you can see the best travel time depending on the region (Bangladesh).
|Place||Best travel time|
|Dhaka||January, February, March, October, November and December|
|Chittagong||January, February, March, April, November and December|
Temperatures, precipitation, sunshine in Dhaka (Bangladesh)
|Daytime temperature||26 ° C||28 ° C||33 ° C||35 ° C||33 ° C||32 ° C||31 ° C||32 ° C||31 ° C||31 ° C||29 ° C||27 ° C|
|Night temperature||12 ° C||14 ° C||18 ° C||23 ° C||25 ° C||26 ° C||26 ° C||26 ° C||26 ° C||24 ° C||18 ° C||14 ° C|
|Precipitation in mm||5||26||77||180||329||325||404||386||357||147||28||12|
|Hours of sunshine||7||8||8||8||7||5||4||5||5||7||8||8|
The annual average temperature in Dhaka is 26.1 ° C. For comparison: Munich reaches an average of 8.6 ° C, in Berlin it is 9.6 ° C. The warmest month is June (29.2 ° C), coldest month of January with mean values of 19.1 ° C.
The annual precipitation is 2276 mm. For comparison: In Munich, 967 mm, in Berlin 570 mm, precipitation is measured annually. The months of April, May, June, July, August and September are considered the rainy season, as more than 175 mm of precipitation can be expected per month. Overall, about 1981 mm of precipitation can be expected in the rainy season. You cannot expect snow in any month in Dhaka.
As our climate table shows, March is the sunniest month with an average of 8.3 hours of sunshine per day. In the annual mean, the sun shines an average of 6.7 hours per day. For comparison: In Munich and Berlin, the sun shines an average of 4.7 hours per day throughout the year.
The following larger towns are nearby and have a similar climate: Tongi, Narayanganj, Narsingdi and Sonārgaon.