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

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

When to go to Bangladesh, Bangladesh

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

What to wear/what to pack for Bangladesh, Bangladesh by month

January

If you go to Bangladesh in January, you will notice that it is warm and dry with little rain. Daytime temperatures are in the high 70s F (mid 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

February

February in Bangladesh is extremely warm and dry with little rain. Temperatures average in the low 80s F (high 20s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

March

Traveling to Bangladesh in March, you will notice that it is consistently hot. Expect it to rain sometimes. Daytime temperatures are in the low 90s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof luggage that you don't mind ruining
  • Dresses
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Skirts
  • Umbrella
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Rain coat
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Sunglasses
  • Rain boots
  • Sandals
  • Shorts

April

If you visit Bangladesh during April, you are likely to find that it is sizzling and somewhat rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 90s F (mid 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 70s F (mid 20s C).

Humidity is generally between 50 and 60% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain 5-10 days this month.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Thin short sleeve shirts
  • Sunglasses
  • Rain boots
  • Thin pants, such as light khakis
  • Light dresses
  • Tank tops
  • High-SPF sunscreen lotion
  • Umbrella
  • Waterproof luggage that you don't mind ruining
  • Rain coat
  • Sandals
  • Skirts
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Light shorts

May

In May, Bangladesh can be very hot, somewhat rainy and somewhat stormy. Temperatures routinely are in the low 90s F (low 30s C) range. At night, lows are in the 70s F (mid 20s C).

This is also a rainy time for Bangladesh, with several of the days of the month having rain. In May, humidity reaches as high as 70%.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Rain boots
  • Waterproof luggage that you don't mind ruining
  • Umbrella
  • Skirts
  • Sandals
  • Shorts
  • Sunglasses
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Dresses
  • Rain coat
  • Short sleeve shirts

June

June for Bangladesh is consistently hot and somewhat rainy. Temperatures average in the low 80s F (low 30s C) during the day. It rains about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sunglasses
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Dresses
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Rain boots
  • Sandals
  • Skirts
  • Rain coat
  • Shorts
  • Umbrella
  • Waterproof luggage that you don't mind ruining
  • Sunscreen lotion

July

July in Bangladesh is constantly hot and very rainy. Temperatures average in the high 80s F (low 30s C) during the day. It rains about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Dresses
  • Rain boots
  • Rain coat
  • Sunglasses
  • Skirts
  • Sandals
  • Umbrella
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Waterproof luggage that you don't mind ruining
  • Shorts
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Sunscreen lotion

August

August for Bangladesh can be sweltering and somewhat rainy. Temperatures average in the high 80s F (low 30s C) during the day. It rains about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof luggage that you don't mind ruining
  • Sandals
  • Shorts
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Umbrella
  • Dresses
  • Rain coat
  • Sunglasses
  • Rain boots
  • Skirts

September

September in Bangladesh is consistently hot and somewhat rainy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the high 80s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Rain boots
  • Umbrella
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Skirts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Dresses
  • Sandals
  • Rain coat
  • Shorts
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Sunglasses
  • Waterproof luggage that you don't mind ruining

October

If you go to Bangladesh in October, you will notice that it is really hot. Expect it to rain about a third of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the high 80s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Rain coat
  • Sunglasses
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Skirts
  • Waterproof luggage that you don't mind ruining
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Shorts
  • Rain boots
  • Dresses
  • Sandals
  • Umbrella
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear

November

If you visit Bangladesh during November, you are likely to find that it is extremely hot and dry with little rain. Temperatures tend to hover around the 80s F (low 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 60s F (high 10s C).

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

What to wear/what to pack:

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

December

December is warm and very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures average in the low 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

Year-round what to wear/what to pack for Bangladesh, Bangladesh

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

  • A plug adadpter that supports outlet types A, C, D, G and K
  • A SIM card that works in Bangladesh
  • 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
  • If you are visiting a temple, pack respectful clothing
  • Pickpocketing is an issue, so wear a money belt or neck pouch
  • Appropriate museum wear

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