ArabiaWeather.com- The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) announced earlier on Friday that the highest rainfall recorded in the Earth's historical records over a period of two days or 48 hours was for the town of "Chirappingi", located in northeastern India, on June 15-16. The year 1995, and the value was around 2496 millimeters, after confirming that value!
The town of "Chirabingi" or "Sohra" in the local dialect is located in the state of "Meghaliya" in the northeast of the country, at an average altitude of 1484 meters above sea level and is at the foot of the famous Himalayas in Central Asia. The town is home to about 15,000 people, according to 2011 estimates.
The annual rainfall total in this town is about 11777 millimeters, and most of it falls in the months of June and July of each season, and these high rates come in this region of the world precisely because it is affected by monsoon rains resulting from relatively warm winds carrying rain from the Arabian Sea across the Gulf of Bangladesh to This spot is from India, and the amount of precipitation doubles in this town because of its relatively high altitude above sea level, so that additional condensation of rain clouds occurs, supported by the relative cold.
To be funny, the locals do not benefit from this rain, but rather walk on foot for several kilometers to get fresh water, and this is the result of several factors, the most important of which are: the large abundance of rain and the resulting torrential torrents, which wash away everything that is beneath it, even the surface soil, in addition to the human factors represented in cutting Shrub forests and plants.
It is reported that the highest rain total in the Arab world does not reach this number throughout the year! Rather, it is within the limits of 2200 mm in the Republic of South Sudan, which recently split from Sudan, and some states of Algeria, Tunisia and Mount Lebanon occupy the second place, with a limit of 1500 mm.
As for the highest rainfall in the world throughout the year, it is for the Columbia Heights, and this Indian region comes in second place.
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