The Travel Almanac

Top 10 List:

The World's Wettest Places

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This is a list of the inhabited places with the highest total annual rainfall (the uninhabited places don't generally record their rainfall, and it is not as interestign either). The leader for the world's wettest place is Lloró, a municipality and town in the Chocó Department of Columbia, with a record average annual precipitation of 523.6 inches (13.3 meters!).

Location, Country Total Rainfall  
1. Lloró, Colombia 13,299.4 mm 523.6 inches
2. Mawsynram, India 11,872 467
3. Mt Waialeale, Kauai, Hawaii, USA 11,684 460
4. Cherrapunji, India 10,795 425
5. Debundscha, Cameroon 10,287 405
6. Quibdo, Colombia 8,991 354
7. Bellenden Ker, Queensland, Australia 8,636 340
8. Andagoya, Colombia 7,137 281
9. Henderson Lake, British Colombia, Canada 6,502 256
10. Crkvica, Bosnia 4,648 183

 

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