Greatest Rainfalls

Updated February 21, 2017 | Factmonster Staff

Find a list of the greatest rainfalls in the world by time period, from one minute to one year.

PlaceDateInchesCentimeters
1 minuteUnionville, MD, USAJuly 4, 19561.233.12
60 minutesHolt, MO, USAJune 22, 194712.030.5
12 hoursFoc-Foc, La RunionJan. 7?8, 196645.0114.0
24 hoursFoc-Foc, La RunionJan.7?8 , 196671.8182.5
48 hoursCherrapunji, IndiaJune 15?16, 199598.15249.3
72 hoursCratre Commerson, La RunionFeb. 24?26, 2007154.7392.9
96 hoursCratre Commerson, La RunionFeb. 24?27, 2007191.7486.9
12 monthsCherrapunji, IndiaAug. 1860?July 18611,042.02,647.0

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