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Where Is The Rainiest Place On Earth?

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Where Is The Rainiest Place On Earth?

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The wettest place in the world is Tutunendo, Colombia, with an average rainfall of 463.4 inches (1177 centimeters) per year. The place that has the most rainy days per year is Mount Wai-'ale'ale on the island of Kauai, Hawaii. It has up to 350 rainy days annually.

In contrast, the longest rainless period in the world was14years, from October 1903 to January 1918, at Arica, Chile. In the United States the longest dry spell was 767 days at Bagdad, California—from October 3, 1912, to November 8, 1914.

Sources: The Guinness Book of Records 1996, p 64; Williams, Jack, The Weather Book, p. 89.

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