If you do not welcome the arrival of autumn because of what’s ahead — months of rain and slush, do not rush to grieve. Compared to some places on our planet, the city of St. Petersburg could be famous, how dry and Sunny. Today we want to tell you about the most rainy parts of our planet that have become special thanks to the unbridled nature!
1. Mawsynram, India
The most rainy country in the world can be called India, because the first two places in the rating of annual precipitation is its city. The leader of a small Alpine village Mawsynram. According to the “Guinness Book of world records” for the year it falls 11 871 mm of precipitation, which is almost completely flooded five-story building. Of course, they don’t all happen at once, but for comparison, in the most rainy city in Russia — Severo-Kurilsk — on-year is 10 times less. In Mawsynram should go to experience the special mystique of the mist-shrouded streets as if floating a strange fish. That’s what the locals in a special braided hats, saving rain: the traditional Asian conical hat woven in such a way that on the one hand it covers the head, and on the other the back, and is shaped like half shells of a pistachio.
2. Cherrapunji, India
Just 10 km from champion the city is situated, occupying the second place, Cherrapunjee. Precipitation there falls only slightly less 11 777 mm per year. The symbol and the main landmark is the unusual invention of the locals — living bridges. The fact that the usual bamboo in such a wet climate deteriorating rapidly, eventually came up with the Indians to throw through the rivers and ravines the roots of the rubber tree. Rather, first they build a bamboo bridge, which then allowed the young adventitious roots. After the roots “reached” the other shore, they grow in the ground. By the time Barbut completely melted and unusable, live rails to form a sturdy construction. Such a bridge is “growing” for about ten years, but then is hundred.
3. Tutunendo, Colombia
The third line of the rainiest places takes Tutunendo village, which is located in the West of Colombia in the highlands region of chocó. In this small community annually falls on an average of 11 770 mm of water, and in 1974 was the absolute record for our planet — 26 mm. 303 However, the weather did not deter, but rather attract tourists. The fact that the rains here are mostly at night and during the day you can endlessly walk on the buried in greenery of the mountains, raft the rivers and swim in the waterfalls. Humidity in the region tends to 100%, so the nearest city, Quibdo is the title of the wettest city in the world.
4. River Kropp, New Zealand
Following the rainiest place on earth is located in the mountainous region of the South island of New Zealand. The nearest town is Hokitika, located on the coast, it is possible to tour up to devyatikilometrovy section of the river Kropp. High place in the rating of this place has brought 11 516 mm of precipitation per year. In December 1995 record was recorded in New Zealand — 48 hours fell 1 049 mm of rain. To come here is for the sake of nature. Deep rivers of this region flow through scenic canyons: clear blue water literally is highlighted in white cliffs and reflects the overhanging trees.
5. The Island Of Bioko, Equatorial Guinea
The title of the most humid places in Africa went to the region, which is actually separated from the continent fairly wide Strait. On the island of Bioko falls 10 450 mm of rain per year, making its nature is incredibly rich and diverse. This small volcanic island boasts amazing beaches with black sand and no less beautiful Golden beaches with coral reefs. There are jungles and waterfalls, high rocky cliffs and a huge lake in the crater of the volcano.
6. Debundscha, Cameroon
In Africa, too, was wet. Sixth place in the ranking is occupied by the village of Debundscha in Cameroon. We’ve come to associate Africa with deserts and dry savannas, but near the equator on the continent’s raining most of the year with a total rainfall height of 10 mm. 299 Again, all because of the high mountains that hold the clouds. Near the village there is a beautiful volcanic lake. Another attraction of the place is considered to be the eponymous Cape, on which stands the lighthouse, established by German colonialists in the distant 1904.
7. Big God, Hawaii
Following the title of the most rainy place on earth got an Alpine peat bog on the Hawaiian island of Maui, located on the border of Haleakala National Park. Then fall 10 272 mm of rain per year. Rainwater is evenly distributed along the mountainside, forming a web thin waterfalls and enjoy and which tourists come.
8. Waialeale, Hawaii
On the neighboring island of KuAI is an extinct volcano, which is only slightly inferior to the previous line rating for precipitation — in the year of their falls 9 763 mm. Feature of this high plateau that the rains there are no showers, and a small drizzle, causing the tip of the volcano is often shrouded in fog. But when the clouds dissipate a bit, the sky lights up the brightest of the rainbow, which became a symbol of the Hawaiian Islands and emblazoned on the license plates of cars of the Aloha state.
9. Kukui, Hawaii
Hawaii appear in the top 10 most rainy places on the planet three times — the ninth line is the Kukui mountain on the island of Maui. 9 293 mm of rainfall per year make the soil swampy, so for trekking laid special wooden walkways, raised above the ground. The scenic path runs along ridges, through meadows and through a mossy forest.
10. Emeishan, China
Closes the top ten most rainiest places, “the abode of clouds” in Sichuan province. The mount Emei is the highest of the four sacred Buddhist mountains of China. And also the most humid region of the country, where the annual fall of 8 169 mm of rain. A magnificent temple and a Golden Buddha sitting on an elephant, seemed to soar above the clouds and the downhill stretch of a lush green forest. Local residents call this place the most peaceful on earth, and the frequent sound of rain only enhances the peaceful atmosphere.
All of these areas, although located far apart, on different continents, actually have a lot in common geographically. This is a high mountain in close proximity to the ocean and the equator. Hot tropical sun evaporates moisture from the surface of the ocean, the mountains hinder the movement of humid air masses, forcing them to gather in the abundant clouds and drizzle of rain on the slopes. The warm climate and abundance of greenery to break the stereotype that rain is depressing. On the contrary, he clearly shows that nature is beautiful in all its manifestations.