So far I’ve only visited India in December or January, which limits the Bengali words for weather that I need when actually on holiday.
In fact, hot, cold and fog would probably cover those needs – often within the space of the same day.
Kolkata in December can have a particularly pronounced switch from chilly, foggy early mornings that demand hat and scarf to lunchtime heat that keeps you comfortable in a t-shirt.
Perhaps one day I’ll visit during the monsoon (or Durga Puja, or… the list goes on), but even if not the words and phrases will certainly come in handy for reading, conversation and films.
And it’s a bigger topic than I have time for today, so the part one of this post will be followed by one or two more as time allows.
আজকের আবহাওয়া কেমন? (ajker abhaoya kaemon?) – What’s the weather like?
আগামিকাল আবহাওয়া কেমন? (agamikal abhaoya kaemon?) – What will the weather be like tomorrow?
আবহাওয়া (abhaoya) – Weather
ঠান্ডা (thanda) – cold
শীত (shit) – cold
শুকনা (shukna) – dry
গরম (gorom) – heat
ভেজা (bheja) – humid
বৃষ্টি (bristi) – rain
হাওয়া, বাতাস (haoya, batash) – air, wind
মেঘ (megh) – cloud
বরফ (boroph) – ice, snow
ধুলা (dhula) – dust
বিজলি (bijoli) – lightning
বর্ষা (borsha) – monsoon
Quizlet set of Bengali weather words