So here you were thinking that the British Isles must be one of the soggiest places on Earth. Not true, say I.
In fact, we don’t even feature (lucky us) in the top 10 of most rain drenched places around the globe.
Whether you love rain or spend your days dreaming of the dry heat of Timbuktu, here is Part One of the rain-iest places:
10. Tavoy, Myanmar:
Checking in at a dehydrated 214.6 inches (545 cm) of average rainfall a year is Tavoy, Myanmar. That’s measly drizzle compared to the next nine places (the top 5 in Part Two). Thinking about it, the Ayeyarwady River didn’t grow to be 1,000 miles long by itself. Mother Nature provides a little help from the skies.
9. Kikori, Papua New Guinea:
An almost equally arid area (in comparison to the following 8 places) is Kikori, Papua New Guinea which experiences an average annual rainfall of 232.9 inches (592 cm).
8. Henderson Lake, British Columbia:
Still well within the 200-300 inches of annual precipitation category is Henderson Lake, British Columbia with a usual annual rainfall of 256.0 inches (650 cm) every year.
7. Andagoya, Colombia:
The ordinary accumulation of rainfall at 281.0 inches (714 cm) in Andagoya, Colombia each year is moving closer to, but still not hitting, the 300 inches per year mark. The inhabitants are certainly receiving their fair share of precipitation, but still not saturated.
The next place enjoys 300 – 400 inches (approx 750 – 1,000 cm) of annual rainfall. Hardly worth shaking an umbrella at, you might argue. This is the kind of rain where your wellies overflow and the odd children or small dogs tend to disappear in the puddles.
6. Bellenden Der Range:
The 340 inches (864 cm) of rainfall experienced annually drenches and deluge Bellenden Der Range, Australia. How do they cook all those “shrimp on the Barbie” with all that rainfall?
British Colombia is not in Britain, so don’t go thinking you’ve caught me out on this one.
Now, how about you absorb all of this wonderful new information and have some amazing facts to strew around your next conversation at the water cooler (from AquAid, of course) when Billy Buttons starts up about how soggy Britain is.