The modernization and development of Dhaka during the last couple of decades elevated the city into a global standard, giving birth to many international five star chain hotels, amusement parks, international restaurant chains and some of the largest shopping malls in the world. Dhaka experiences a hot, wet and humid tropical climate. Rainy season falls from April to October. Dhaka has dry periods in January, November and December. The warmest month is April and the coolest month is January. August is the wettest month.