World extremes of recorded rainfall

World extremes of recorded rainfall


Greatest amount in one year:
26,467 mm (1,042 inches) at Cherrapunji,
Meghalaya, India, 1,313 m (4,307 feet) above
sea level August 1860-July 1861

Greatest amount in one month:
9,300 mm (366 inches) at Cherrapunji
July 1861

Greatest falls in one day:
1,870 mm (73.6 inches) at Cilaos, on Réunion
Island (27[deg] S, 55.5[deg] E), 1,200 m (3,900 feet)
above sea level on March 16, 1952
1,166 mm (45.9 inches) at Baguio, Luzon, Phil.,
1,482 m (4,861 feet) above sea level on
July 15, 1911

Greatest fall in one hour:
305 mm (12.0 inches) at Holt, Mo., on June 22,
Greatest fall in five minutes:
63 mm (2.48 inches) at Portobelo, Pan., on Nov.
29, 1911

Greatest fall in one minute:
31 mm (1.23 inches) at Unionville, Md., on July
4, 1956

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Universalium. 2010.

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