Top 10 Rainiest Places on Earth

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6. Bellenden Ker, Queensland, Australia (340 inches of rainfall)

Bellenden Ker, Queensland, Australia

Lying on the foothills of Mount Bellenden Ker, this place in northwest Australia experiences an average rainfall of 340 inches per year. There is a mountain range named after this place. It was first seen by Captain James Cook but wasn’t given the name. It is named on 22nd June, 1819 after the English botanist John Bellenden Ker Gawler. This place has Mulgraves River on its southwest part with the Russell River flowing in the southeast part. Due to heavy rainfall, this place has also developed several waterfalls like Kearneys Falls, Fishery falls, Josephine Falls, Tchupala Falls, Silver Creek Falls, Wallicher Falls, Nandroya Falls, Whites Falls and Clamshell Falls.

 

7. Andagoya, Columbia (281 inches of rainfall)

Andagoya, Columbia

This village in the west-central part, named after the Spanish conquistador Pascual de Andagoya, in every year fails to touch the 300 inch rainfall mark. A place full of puddles, gets an annual rainfall of 281.0 inches rainfall every year. The inhabitants are receiving their fair share of precipitation, but still not saturated.

 

8. Henderson Lake, Columbia (256 inches of rainfall)

Henderson Lake, Columbia  

Receiving a total of 256 inches of average rainfall every year, Henderson Lake lying in the Vancouver Island in British Columbia is at eighth place in the list of rainiest places on Earth. This place nests a fish sanctuary in it. This place is also the wettest place in Canada. The lake pours its water to head of Uchucklesit Inlet on the north side of lower Alberni Inlet.

 

9. Kikori, Papua New Guinea (242.9 inches of rainfall)

Kikori, Papua New Guinea

Lies in the delta of Kikori River, a place recording 242.9 inches of average rainfall every year, is placed ninth in the list of wettest places on Earth. This place is densely forested and also has Oil Exploitation in the delta. The place is intricate with rivers, having clay type soil. Its first commercial   oil deposits were found by the Kutubu Oil Joint Venture, thus setting up the oil pipeline from the Gulf Of Papua.

 

10. Tavoy, Myanmar (214.6 inches of rainfall)

Tavoy, Myanmar

Recording a total of 214.6 inches of average rainfall every year, this place in South-East Asia stands next to top nine wettest places on the planet. This place is at the head of Tavoy River pouring water in Andaman Sea. This place engaged in coastal trade and has a hunting reserve. This place is mountainous lying on the foot of Bilauktaung Range, thus becoming barrier between Myanmar and Thailand. Rice is the stable crop here and the place is rich in tin and tungsten. Timber production is important here.

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