8 places where the rain does not stop falling

Heavy rain

While some look up to the sky waiting for the long-awaited rain, others, however, would like the sun to be seen through the clouds more often. And, of course, you can get used to the climatic conditions of the place where you live, but the reality is that »it never rains to everyone's liking».

Would you like to know which are the places where the rain practically never stops falling? Take a look at this list.

The Chocó

He chocho

Located in the northwest of Colombia, this jungle area with a tropical climate registers in some points the extraordinary amount of 13.000 mm of rain every year. It is, almost in all probability, the region of the entire planet where it rains the most.

Puerto López

Puerto López

This corner of the world is a fishing village located in Colombia. According to the Colombian National Meteorological Service, an average of 12.892 mm by year. And not only that, but between 1984 and 1985 it rained every day. That is, they were all "wet" during that time.

Khasi Hills

Khasi waterfall

In the state of Meghalaya, India, they are not far behind. This place is known for its incredible waterfalls, and for its exuberant vegetation. The town of Mawsynram, which has an average of 11.871 mm, closely followed by Cherrapunji, whose population is about 10 thousand inhabitants, and which register an average of 11.777mm.



In Equatorial Guinea, south of Bioko Island, we find Ureca. With an annual average rainfall of 10.450 mm and surrounded by a tropical forest, it is undoubtedly a place to enjoy the climate.

Mount Waialeale (Hawaii)

Mount Waialeale in Hawaii

With a name that means "undulating water" we can already get an idea of ​​how rainy this area is. Or rather, it was. It's still raining a lot, but the drought is beginning to affect him. Still, impressive amounts are still recorded: 9.763 mm by year.



It is a small Japanese island located south of the main island of Kyushu. It is known as "the island of the eternal flood", because each year records between 4.000 and 10.000 mm of rain.

Milford Track

Milford Track

New Zealand can boast of incredibly beautiful natural landscapes. One of them is Milford Track, which is located on the South Island. Each year records between 6.000 and 8.000 mm.

The jungle of Borneo

The jungle of Borneo

Borneo's jungles are watered by a large amount of rain. Specifically in the Gunung Mulu forest, in the heart of the island, some 5.000 mm annual rainfall.

How is the rainy weather?

Now that we know which are the rainiest places on the planet, what better way to discover what exactly does "rainy weather" mean? to get more or less an idea of ​​what it means to live there, which can come in handy if we want to travel to a particularly humid place. Well, let's get to it:

Rainy tropical climate

smells like rain

This climate is characterized by having minimum temperatures above 18ºC. They are located in areas close to the Ecuador line and three types are distinguished:

  • Equatorial: With abundant rainfall throughout the year, in the areas where there is this climate we will find the typical humid forests. The annual temperature is between a minimum of 20ºC and a maximum of 27ºC.
  • Tropical: It occurs between 10º and 25º of North and South latitude. The climate is also warm, but unlike the equatorial one, in this one there is a dry season, which is the winter.
  • Monsoon: with abundant rains in summer, it is influenced by the monsoon. It is the wettest climate on the planet, but it also has a dry winter season. Summer is hot and very humid, while winter is rather dry.

Rainy temperate climate

Mediterranean Sea

The temperate rainy climate is one that is characterized by having a cold month whose average temperature is between 18ºC and -3ºC, and the average of the warmest month is higher than 10ºC. Three main types of climate belong to this group:

  • Oceanic: It is a zone of influence of cyclonic systems located between 35º and 60º latitude. The seasons are well defined.
  • Chinos: it is a transitional climate between tropical rainy and temperate continental. They often have cold spells. Summer is hot and humid, but winter is milder and rainier.
  • Mediterranean: it is the subtropical climate of the temperate zone. It is located between 30º and 45º of North and South latitude. It is characterized by having a marked drought during the summer; a drought that is motivated by the permanence of a subtropical anticyclone. Winters are mild. Rainfall is concentrated in the spring and autumn months.

Did you know that there were so many rainy places in the world? Do you know of others?

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  1.   Gonzalo said

    I find this information interesting, but in the Amazon region it rains over 4.000 mm. year.

  2.   Francisco said

    interesting, but in Panama there are places with 6,000 mm per year

  3.   Ingrid facenda said

    Interesting, I love everything related to nature.

    1.    Monica sanchez said

      We are glad that you have been interested, Ingrid 🙂

  4.   Erwin said

    People who have data obtained from measurements from the National Meteorological Service or from serious Agronomy Universities who report those responsible and truthful data given by those climatic services and who put the link to the Internet page from where they obtained the data to verify that those data are real.
    If the reported data were not recorded by important Climate Studies Institutions, it is data that is useless because it cannot be verified.