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Greatest Rainfalls

Find a list of the greatest rainfalls in the world by time period, from one minute to one year

 Place Date Inches Centimeters
1 minute Unionville, MD, USA July 4, 1956 1.23 3.12
60 minutes Holt, MO, USA June 22, 1947 12.0 30.5
12 hours Foc-Foc, La Réunion Jan. 7–8, 1966 45.0 114.0
24 hoursFoc-Foc, La Réunion Jan.7–8 , 1966 71.8 182.5
48 hours Aurére, La Réunion April 7–9, 1958 97.1 246.7
72 hours Cratére Commerson, La Réunion Feb. 24–26, 2007 154.7 392.9
96 hours Cratére Commerson, La Réunion Feb. 24–27, 2007 191.7 486.9
12 months Cherrapunji, India Aug. 1860–July 1861 1,042.0 2,647.0

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