Greatest Rainfalls

 Place Date Inches Centimeters
1 minute (World) Barst, GuadeloupeNov. 26, 1970 1.5 3.8
20 minutes (World) Curtea-de-Arges, Romania July 7, 1889 8.1 20.5
42 minutes (World) Holt, Mo. June 22, 1947 12 30.5
12 hours (World) Grand Ilet, La Réunion Jan. 26, 1980 46114
24 hours (World) Foc-Foc, La Réunion Jan. 7–8, 1966 72 182.5
24 hours (N. Hemisphere) Paishih, Taiwan Sept. 10–11, 1963 49 125
24 hours (Australia) Bellenden Ker, Queensland Jan. 4, 1979 44 114
24 hours (U.S.) Alvin, Tex.July 25–26, 1979 43 109
24 hours (Canada) Ucluelet Brynnor Mines,
 British Columbia
Oct. 6, 1967 19 49
5 days (World) Commerson, La Réunion Jan. 23–28, 1980 156 395
1 month (World) Cherrapunji, India July 1861 366 930
12 months (World) Cherrapunji, India Aug. 1860–Aug. 1861 1,042 2,647
12 months (U.S.) Kukui, Maui, Hawaii Dec. 1981–Dec. 1982 739 1878

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