Worldwide List of Places Where it Rains a Lot

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Have you ever wondered what the wettest places, countries and cities on Earth are? If you’re a rain lover, you probably have and you also probably want to add these places to your travel list! This article will tell you all about the places where it rains the most on Earth, let’s begin!

Top 8 Wettest Places on Earth (bottom-up)

8. Mt Waiʻaleʻale, Kuai, Hawaii

At number eight, we have an entrant from the Aloha State in the form of Mount Waiʻaleʻale. Even though it’s a shield volcano, meaning a short volcano that resembles a warrior’s fallen shield, it is still the second highest point on Kauaʻi Island! This unique place makes for a challenging yet scenic hike and waterfalls that will leave you warning for more!

Average Rainfall:  9,763 mm

7. The Big Bog, Maui, Hawaii  10,272mm

Up next is The Big Bog, which is yet another contender for the world’s wettest place from Hawaii. Located near Haleakalā National Park, this bog is the largest high altitude bog in all of Hawaii and also its wettest place! While you might have to take a multi day hike or a helicopter to see this place, we’re sure that both of them will be worth it!

Average Rainfall: 10,272mm 

6. Debundscha, Cameroon, Africa

At number six, we have Debundscha, which is a small village in the country of Cameroon in Africa. Sitting at the foot of the massive Mount Cameroon, this otherworldly place owes its spot on this list to the 4,095 meters tall mountain stopping rain clouds right over it.

Average Rainfall: 10,299mm

5. San Antonio de Ureca, Bioko Island, Equatorial Guinea

Next on our list is San Antonia de Ureca, which is a village located on Bioko island. The island itself is also famous for being a safe space for turtles to lay their eggs on its beaches when the weather is nice and dry!

Average Rainfall: 10,450mm

4. Cropp River, New Zealand

Moving on to number four, we have an entrant all the way from New Zealand! The Cropp River in New Zealand is a six mile long river that is no stranger to heavy rainfall. In fact, a new record for rainfall in New Zealand was set when a total of 1,086 millimeters of rain fell over this place within 24 hours!

Average Rainfall: 11,516 mm

3. Tutendo, Colombia, South America

Arriving at our top three of the wettest places on earth, we will be looking at Tutunendo, which is a district in Colombia where most work is found in primary activities like agriculture, mining, fishing, etc.

Average Annual Rainfall: 11,770mm

2. Cherrapunji, India

In a strange coincidence, both of our top two wettest places on Earth are from the same country! Located in the land of spirituality and spices, Cherrapunji is a quaint little town in a state called Meghalaya, which literally means, “abode of clouds”. This place has held the top spot multiple times in the past, until recently when it was dethroned by the first place location.

Average Annual Rainfall: 11,777 mm

1. Mawsynram, India

Finally, we come to the place that leads the list of places where it rains a lot, which is another town in Meghalaya called Mawsynram! Mawsynram currently holds the top spot for the wettest place in the world and receives more than enough rainfall to justify its name!

Average Annual Rainfall: 11,872 mm

Top Countries with The Most Rainfall in the World

Well now you know the list of the places where it rains a lot, well actually where it rains the most! Let’s take a look at entire countries with the highest amount of rainfall!

1. Colombia, South America

Average Annual Rainfall: 3,240mm

2. São Tomé and Príncipe, Africa

Average Annual Rainfall: 3,200mm

3. Papua New Guinea, Oceania

Average Annual Rainfall: 3,142mm

4. Solomon Islands, Oceania

Average Annual Rainfall: 3,028mm

5. Panama, North America

Average Annual Rainfall: 2,928mm

Cities With The Highest Rains In The World

While there isn’t an official list of the cities with the highest rains in the world, here are some large cities that get generously showered with rain every year!

1. Jakarta, Indonesia

Average Annual Rainfall: 1,855mm

2. Philippines, Manila

Average Annual Rainfall:  2,047 mm 

3. Singapore

Average Annual Rainfall: 2,378 mm

4. Hilo, USA

Average Annual Rainfall: 3,459 mm

5. Mumbai, India

Average Annual Rainfall: 2,386 mm

6. Quibdó City, Colombia 

Average Annual Rainfall: 7,328 mm

To sum up

In conclusion, the locations on this list are places where it rains a lot and are always filled with the soothing pitter patter of rain. We hope you liked our article on the worldwide list of places where it rains a lot! These places are must-visits for any pluviophile and we hope you’ve found a few you might want to visit, happy exploring!

Moria G.

Moria G.

I live in the middle east, but I always aim to come to Europe during the transition season to hang out in the rain ☔ Since I remember, I have loved rainy days and found excuses to play outside, jumping through the puddles. As a grown-up, I found out I am a classic Pluviophile ;)

I live in the middle east, but I always aim to travel to Europe during the transition seasons to hang out in the rain.

Since I remember, I have loved rainy days and found excuses to play outside, jumping through the puddles. As a grown-up, I found out I am a classic Pluviophile ;)

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