After a scorching hot summer, one would only hope for some cloudy weather and a bit of rain. But when you’re visiting the wettest places on Earth, the sun really doesn’t seem all that bad. Even places like Africa, known for its incredible heat, can become drenched in water during certain periods of the year.
Number Six: Big Bog – Maui, Hawaii. Hawaii certainly seems like a destination that is often associated with warm weather, but things can get pretty cold and wet here. The Maui islands are the second largest islands in all of Hawaii, and on average Big Bog is seeing about 404 inches of rainfall every year, so if you still want to head over to Hawaii, just be prepared.
Number Five: Debundscha – Cameroon. This village of Debundscha resides in Africa, another location that is often associated with brutal heat. However, it seems that this village does not want to cooperate with the weather that the rest of the continent receives. There is a lot of rain that covers this area of Cameroon – about 405 inches per year.
Number Four: San Antonio De Ureca – Bioko Island, Equatorial Guinea. We’re back in Africa again, this time in San Antonio de Ureca. This area is much wetter than Debundscha and of all the wettest places in the whole continent. The average amount of annual rainfall that covers San Antonio De Ureca adds up to about 411 inches.
Number Three: Cropp River – New Zealand. This river in New Zealand, called Cropp River, tends to welcome weather that goes against the usual warm weather found in most of New Zealand. The average annual rainfall here is 453 inches.
Number Two: Cherrapunji – Meghalaya, India. The second wettest place on this blue planet of ours is Cherrapunji. This subdivisional town has a mild subtropical highland climate, while also having monsoonal influences which tend to be pretty common in India. The average annual rainfall in this location is 463 inches.
Number One: Mawsynram – Meghalaya, India. While we’re in India, we might as well visit Mawsynram, a village in the East Khasi Hills district of Meghalaya. The absolute wettest place on planet Earth, just take a look at that picture. Mawsynram happened to make it into the Guinness Book of World Records, since it got about 1,000 inches of rainfall way back in 1985, and it currently brings in nearly 467 inches of rain every year.