Geography, Weather, & Wildlife of Bangladesh
Bangladesh sits in South Asia on the Bay of Bengal, which
is situated to its south. On nearly three sides Bangladesh is surrounded by
India, although in its far southeast the country shares a border with
Bangladesh is a very low-lying flatland that is little
more than the Ganges River delta. This delta, the largest in the world is prone
to flooding and during certain seasons can flood over half the country.
Bangladesh has three seasons, a hot season, monsoon or
rainy season, and a cold season. Throughout the year Bangladesh is quite humid.
The hot season (March-June) is often times very humid with daytime highs reaching
100° F (38° C) or hotter; during this time there are also occasional storms. The
monsoon or rainy season runs from June to November and experiences regular rain
and even higher humidity. During this time temperatures average 80° F (27° C) and
the rain comes down so hard and often, both in Bangladesh and in the mountains that
feed the rivers, that flooding occurs nearly every year. The winter season lasts
from about December to February and tends to be the driest season. Temperatures
also dip, although temperature averages still stay around 65° F (18° C), daily highs
get higher and nights tend to get a little cooler.