Where Is Best To Live If You’re a Pluviophile

Where Is Best To Live If You're a Pluviophile

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If you’re looking for where to live if you’re a pluviophile, then you’ve come to the perfect place! This article has the perfect balance between places that are mother nature’s canvas and places that are man-made living sculptures, so you’ll surely find a place for you. Let’s begin!

Where Should I Move If I Like The Rain?

Hawaii, Paradise for Pluviophiles and Otherwise

Hawaii should be on top of your list for where to live if you’re a pluviophile, because it is practically heaven, and the islands are also home to the rainiest city in the US! Hilo, Hawaii holds the top position for the rainiest city in the country by beating the runner-up, Maple Valley by almost double the rainfall!

Another place in Hawaii that is fit for a pluviophile is Mt Waiʻaleʻale, located in Kauai. This mountain is actually a shield volcano that is also one of the wettest places in Hawaii getting around 9763 mm of rainfall a year.

Lastly, the final place we recommend from Hawaii on this list is The Big Bog, which is the wettest place on all the islands, with rainfall averaging 10272 mm a year! If you love rain, nature and wildlife, living in this location makes perfect sense as it’s also near Haleakalā National Park! Additionally, depending on who you ask, the remoteness of this place might be a pro or con of moving here. 

Meghalaya, the Abode of Clouds

Meghalaya is a state in India, famous for its picturesque landscapes and heavy rainfall. It houses both the wettest and the second wettest places in the world, Mawsynram and Cherrapunji respectively.

Both of these towns are also famous for their marvelous living root bridges made of rubber trees, waterfalls and otherworldly bodies of water. A dream haven for people who love rain, Mawsynram and Cherrapunji look like places straight out of a movie!

10 Top Locations For Pluviophiles

If the locations mentioned earlier in this article were for pluviophiles who want to live amidst nature, the locations mentioned ahead are for ones who want the best of both worlds with both rain and city life.

1. Seattle, USA

Home to the futuristic Space Needle, Seattle has become somewhat notorious for always having rainy days. The city gets about 150 days of rain a year, giving you plenty of days to get drenched and jump in puddles! 

2. Mumbai, India

Getting over 2400 mm of rain a year (centered around the Indian Monsoon), the city of dreams is for the pluviophile that can manage to keep up with the city’s pace.

3. London, UK

This historic city gets rain consistently spread out throughout the year with around 12-15 rainy days a month, enough to get any pluviophile excited to pack their bags and move to the Home of Big Ben.

4. Singapore

This beautiful city-country gets around 162 days of rain a year and is an amazing place to live for pluviophiles, thanks to being so developed and well-planned!

5. Buenaventura, Colombia 

We’ve got you covered if you’re looking for a coastal city to live in. This lovely city from the rainiest country in the world gets a staggering 258 days of rain a year! Psst, it’s also the rainiest big city in the world!

6. Cairns, Australia

From Colombia, we head all the way to the land down under to check out Cairns, also known as the gateway to the Great Barrier Reef. Cairns gets about 1992 mm of rainfall over 154 days.

7. Timika, Indonesia

If the east is where your heart’s at, you can live in Timika, located in Tanah Air (Indonesian word for homeland and another word for Indonesia). Timika gets a crazy 244 days of rain!

8. Freeport, Bahamas

Returning to beautiful beaches, we arrive at Freeport, the main city on Grand Bahama Island. Living in this place stuck in perma-vacation will get you around 117 days of rain

9. Prince Rupert, Canada

Serving as a gateway to sensational wilderness spots, Prince Rupert is the pluviophile lumberjack’s dream destination. It gets around 2,620 mm of annual rainfall, making it Canada’s wettest city!

10. Carna, Ireland

Located in the gorgeous Emerald Isle, the city of Carna is another great option for where to live if you’re a pluviophile. Carna gets around 160 days of rain a year making it the wettest city in all of Europe!


In conclusion, there are more than enough places on this planet to move to if you love rain. Pluviophiles have a wide range of choices depending on whether they want to live in the city, on an island, up in the mountains or in a city with more history than one can read about in a decade! We hope you now know where to live if you’re a pluviophile. Happy moving!

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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