The Seasons of Bangladesh
In Bangladesh, there are six seasons. They are summer, autumn, late autumn, winter, spring and rainy, season. Usually, two Bengali months make a season. The Bengali year begins with summer. This occurs from the equivalent of mid-April to mid-June, when the weather is hot and dry with the occasional violent storm.
Baisak and Jaistha make the summer season. The summer is the season of scorching heat, thirst, and dust. There are occasional rains and storms. During this period the days are longer than the nights. It is the warmest season of the year. Many kinds of fruits like mangoes, litchis, berries, etc. are available then. The ponds and canals dry up. Land becomes barren. From the end of February until the end of March it’s very hot in Bangladesh and constant humidity additionally exhausts. Maximal heat point is going to be in April. Mangoes, jack-fruits, blackberries, and melons are available in this season.
Ashar and Shraban make the rainy season. During this period, the sky remains cloudy. It rains heavily or drizzles all day long. Land becomes damp and swampy. The ponds, canals and the rivers are full to the brim. Roads become muddy. Communication becomes difficult. Paddy and jute grow well. Excessive rain causes flood which brings miseries to the people. About 80% of all these rains are falling from May to mid-October.
The rains are followed by autumn. The Months of Bhadra and Aswin make this season. Rains are scarce. Fields are rich in crops. It is a season of peace and plenty. The sky is clear. Lotus, shapla and many aquatic flowers bloom, the fields are green with aman rice and paddy. Plenty of fish is available in this season. Various aquatic flowers bloom and dance with small waves that pass merrily through the paddy plants.
Next comes late autumn. Karthik and Agrahayan make this season. Dew begins to fall. Paddy ripens. It is a period of harvesting. Fish is abundant. Communication becomes easier.
Then comes the winter. Pous and Magh make this season. It is the season of fog. Nature becomes gloomy. Mid-December to mid-February brings winter, the coolest and perhaps most pleasant season in Bangladesh, with average temperatures of 11–20ºC (52–68ºF). It is a season of harvest, Food is available everywhere. The days are shorter than nights. Heat and rains both are absent. Nature becomes gloomy, foggy and chilly. Trees are bare of leaves. Fish arid vegetables are in plenty.
The winter is followed by the spring the queen of all seasons. Falgoon and Chaitra make this season. Days are warm and the temperature is moderate. Flowers bloom everywhere. A pleasant breeze blows. Trees are full of new green leaves. Birds sing sweetly. In a word, it is a season of songs music, color, beauty, and scent. But it is short-lived.
Finally, Spring takes place from mid-February to mid-April, when warm breezes pick up and periodic thunderstorms punctuate the afternoons. It consists of Falgoon and Chaitra. Nature looks bright and charming. Trees and plants put on new leaves and twigs.
Seasons come and go. Sights and scenes change in every season. We enjoy varieties of nature in the whole year.