Monsoons in Bangladesh

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Approaching StormThere is an atmospheric depression in the Bay of Bengal. Winds whip in from the southwest. Increasing cloud cover has dampened the temperatures. The humidity is 100%. And the rains come, hard and steady, soft and steady, but usually steady, for days on end. Verdant, dense jungles, algae-covered paths and moldy clothes make green the color of this season. Bangladesh’s national flower, the white water-lily, blooms everywhere. We use boats as the main form of transportation nowadays, since in low-lying plains of Bangladesh, water covers the land for 3-4 months.