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Top 10 Wet Places in the World

Rainfall is cherished by people in several parts of the world. Some parts of the world have a season of pouring, while the other experience rainfall throughout the year.

Out of these places which experience way too much rainfall, we have picked top 10 wet places in the world for you! 

(The following list is based on statistical facts and is not influenced by personal opinions) 

10. Emei Shan, Shichuan Province, China 

Out of the four sacred mountains of Buddhism, Mount Emei is the highest and receives the most rainfall in Chain. It attracts double layer of clouds during the monsoon season, which results in abundant rainfall. Moreover, what’s fascinating about the place is the presence of the phenomenon of Cloud Sea. 
Average Annual Rainfall: 8169mm  

9. Kukui, Maui, Hawaii 

The highest peak of Mauna Kahalawa, or the West Maui Mountains, Kukui was formed due to the volcanic collapse that formed a crater and created the L’ao Valley below. It is the third wettest place in Hawaii and 9th wettest on Earth. 
Average Annual Rainfall: 9293mm

8. Mt. Waialeale, Kauai, Hawaii 

The access to this extinct volcano is immensely difficult due to it being too wet and slippery. Mt. Waialeale means overflowing water and researchers believe that the peak’s conical shape it what makes it so rainy. This place saw a record 683inches of rain in 1912! 
Average Annual Rainfall: 9763mm 

7. Big Bog, Maui, Hawaii 

Significant and constant rains didn’t stop Big Bog from becoming a major tourist attraction in Maui. The place offers lush scenery and freshness is all around the place! The easterly trade winds bring moisture from the Pacific, causing abundant and amusing precipitation. 
Average Annual Rainfall: 10,272mm 

6. Debundscha, Cameroon

The base of Mount Cameroon, the highest peak in Africa, is where Debundscha village exists. It is believed that the reason of the village experiencing such intense showers is its location. This place is a contrast to the dry continent it exists in. 
Average Annual Rainfall: 10,299mm 

5. San Antonio de Ureca, Equatorial Guinea 

Wettest place in the continent of Africa, San Antonio de Ureca, attracts rainfall all over the year, barring the months of November to March. These dry months attract large number of tourists and turtles come ashore to lay their eggs. 
Average Annual Rainfall: 10,450mm

4. Cropp River, New Zealand 

This river flows for 9kms in the East and then joins with the Whitcombe River, a tributary of the Hokitika River. This place reflects a contrast with the other parts of New Zealand, which usually remain dry. 
Average Annual Rainfall: 11,516mm 

3. Tutendo, Colombia, South America 

Tutendo attracts abundant tourists due to its fresh air, lively environment and ever-rushing waters. Here, you can even bathe in the hot spring and cherish thenature. The city of Quibdo, which is near to Tutendo, is considered to be the wettest city on Earth.  
Average Annual Rainfall: 11,770mm 

2. Cherrapunji, Meghalaya State, India 

This place faces water shortage during the winter months, which seems to be a paradox as it is the second wettest place of the world. But when it starts raining in this region, the shower can last for even twenty days straight. The waterfalls and bridges at this place attract a lot of crowd
Average Annual Rainfall: 11,777mm 

1. Mawsynram, Meghalaya State, India 

Condition at this place is such that the villagers have to use grass to cover their huts, in order to soundproof it. The reason of this place receiving so much of rainfall is discovered to be the closeness of it with Bay of Bengal.  

Sunit Das of the Indian Meteorological Department stated, “what happens is that whenever any moisture gathers over the Bay of Bengal, it causes precipitation over Mawsynram, leading to a heavy, long monsoon season.” 
Average Annual Rainfall: 11,871mm 

The aforementioned places are the wettest on Earth, but all the rainfalls do not repel tourists. These places see tourists all across the globe, enjoying the exceptional natural beauty and greenery these places have to offer! Because of excessive rainfall, sometimes visiting these places can get dangerous, but with caution and planning, it should be no problem.
Plan your trip, pack your bags and head to one of these top 10 wet places in the world, offering so much more than rainfall!  

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