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

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

When to go to Dhaka, Bangladesh

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

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

January

January in Dhaka is a perfect temperature and dry with little rain. Temperatures average in the high 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

February

If you visit Dhaka during February, you are likely to find that it is extremely warm and dry with little rain. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 80s F (high 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 50s F (mid 10s C).

Humidity is generally between 30 and 40% during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

March

March in Dhaka is constantly hot. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 90s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

April

April in Dhaka is a scorcher and somewhat rainy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the 80s F (high 20s C) to low 90s F (mid 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

May

Traveling to Dhaka in May, you will notice that it can be very hot, somewhat rainy and somewhat stormy. Expect it to rain about half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the low 90s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

June

In June, Dhaka can be very hot and somewhat rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the low 80s F (low 30s C) and a bit less than half of the time jump into the low 90s F (low 30s C) range. At night, lows are in the high 70s F (mid 20s C).

This is also a rainy time for Dhaka, with several of the days of the month having rain. In June, humidity reaches as high as 80%.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

July

In July, Dhaka is extremely hot and very rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the high 80s F (low 30s C) and 5-10 days this month jump into the low 90s F (low 30s C) range. At night, lows are in the high 70s F (mid 20s C).

This is also a rainy time for Dhaka, with more than half of the days of the month having rain. In July, humidity reaches as high as 80%.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

August

If you visit Dhaka during August, you are likely to find that it is extremely hot and somewhat rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 80s F (low 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 70s F (mid 20s C).

Humidity is generally between 70 and 80% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

September

If you are traveling to Dhaka in September, you will notice that it is consistently hot and somewhat rainy. Expect it to rain about half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the high 80s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

October

October in Dhaka is really hot. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 80s F (high 20s C) to high 80s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

November

November is extremely hot and dry with little rain. Temperatures average in the 80s F (low 20s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

December

December in Dhaka is a perfect temperature 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:

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

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

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Dhaka, 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 Dhaka
  • 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
  • Appropriate museum wear
  • Bicycle friendly attire, if you plan on biking anywhere

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