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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.

PlaceDateInchesCentimeters
1 minuteUnionville, MD, USAJuly 4, 19561.233.12
60 minutesHolt, MO, USAJune 22, 194712.030.5
12 hoursFoc-Foc, La RunionJan. 7?8, 196645.0114.0
24 hoursFoc-Foc, La RunionJan.7?8 , 196671.8182.5
48 hoursCherrapunji, IndiaJune 15?16, 199598.15249.3
72 hoursCratre Commerson, La RunionFeb. 24?26, 2007154.7392.9
96 hoursCratre Commerson, La RunionFeb. 24?27, 2007191.7486.9
12 monthsCherrapunji, IndiaAug. 1860?July 18611,042.02,647.0

World and U.S. Extremes of Climate
World and U.S. Extremes of Climate