World's Record Rainfall

The World record point rainfall values that are given below have been collated by the World Meteorological Organization and are published in the Guide to Hydrological Practises(1994), 5th edition, WMO No. 168.


Duration Units Rainfall (mm) Location Date
1 min 38 Barot, Guadeloupe 26 Nov 1970
8   126 Fussen, Bavaria 25 May 1920
15   198 Plumb Point, Jamaica 12 May 1916
20   206 Curtea-de-Arges, Romania 7 Jul 1889
42   305 Holt, USA 22 Jun 1947
60   401 Shangdi, Nei Monggol, China  3 Jul 1975
2.17 hours 483 Rockport, USA 18 Jul 1889
2.75   559 D'Hanis, USA 31 May 1935
4.5   782 Smethport, USA  18 Jul 1942
6   840 Muduocaidang, China  1 Aug 1977
9   1,087 Belouve, La Réunion  28 Feb 1964
10   1,400 Muduocaidang, China  1 Aug 1977
18.5   1,689 Belouve, La Réunion  28-89 Feb 1964
24   1,825 Foc Foc, La Réunion  7-8 Jan 1966
2 days 2,467 Aurere, La Réunion  7-9 Apr 1958
3   3,130 Aurere, La Réunion  6-9 Apr 1958
4   3,721 Cherrapunji, India 12-15 Sep 1974
5   4,301 Commerson, La Réunion  23-27 Jan 1980
6   4,653 Commerson, La Réunion  22-27 Jan 1980
7   5,003 Commerson, La Réunion  21-27 Jan 1980
8   5,286 Commerson, La Réunion  20-27 Jan 1980
9   5,692 Commerson, La Réunion  19-27 Jan 1980
10   6,028 Commerson, La Réunion  18-27 Jan 1980
11   6,299 Commerson, La Réunion  17-27 Jan 1980
12   6,401 Commerson, La Réunion  16-27 Jan 1980
13   6,422 Commerson, La Réunion  15-27 Jan 1980
14   6,432 Commerson, La Réunion  15-28 Jan 1980
15   6,433 Commerson, La Réunion  14-28 Jan 1980
31   9,300 Cherrapunji, India  1-31 Jul 1861
2 months 12,767 Cherrapunji, India  Jun-Jul 1861
3   16,369 Cherrapunji, India  May-Jul 1861
4   18,738 Cherrapunji, India  Apr-Jul 1861
5   20,412 Cherrapunji, India  Apr-Aug 1861
6   22,454 Cherrapunji, India  Apr-Sep 1861
11   22,990 Cherrapunji, India  Jan-Nov 1861
12   26,461 Cherrapunji, India  Aug 1860 - Jul 1861
2 years 40,768 Cherrapunji, India  1860 - 1861

World Record Point Rainfall Values

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