Debundscha

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Debundscha
Village
Debundscha is located in Cameroon
Debundscha
Debundscha
Coordinates: 4°6′N 8°59′E / 4.100°N 8.983°E / 4.100; 8.983Coordinates: 4°6′N 8°59′E / 4.100°N 8.983°E / 4.100; 8.983
Country  Cameroon
Region Southwest Region
Division Fako
Elevation 36 m (118 ft)
Time zone WAT (UTC+1)
Climate Af

Debundscha is a village in the south-western Region of the republic of Cameroon. It is found at the foot of the Mount Cameroon at its south western corner directly facing the south Atlantic ocean on the Cameroon coast.

Debundscha has an extremely wet climate with about 10,299 millimetres (405.5 in) of rainfall falling annually.[2]

The village of Debundscha is included among the five rainiest places in the world which includes Lloró, Mawsynram, Mount Waialeale and Cherrapunji, with each of them receiving over 10,000 millimeters (400 ins) of rain annually.[3]

History[edit]

The Germans installed a lighthouse in Debundscha in 1904.[4] [5]

Climate[edit]

Its proximity to the equator which is consistently hot and humid, gives Debundscha a long rainy season and a short dry season in a year. Debundscha's coastal location with the giant Mount Cameroon behind it, a giant mountain massive rising from the coast of the South Atlantic ocean to a height of about 4,095 metres (13,435 ft)[6] and blocking rain forming clouds from passing it results in abundant rainfall for Debundscha during the year.

The major rainfall falls on the ocean-facing south-western slope of Mount Cameroon and on Debundscha, at the foot of this slope.[7][8]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Global Weather & Climate Extremes | ASU World Meteorological Organization". Wmo.asu.edu. Retrieved 2011-11-12. 
  2. ^ Frankham, Richard; Ballou, Jonathan D.; Briscoe, David Anthony (2004). A primer of conservation genetics. Cambridge University Press. p. 180. ISBN 978-0-521-53827-5. Retrieved 2011-11-12. 
  3. ^ "The World's Wettest Places". Thetravelalmanac.com. Retrieved 2011-11-12. 
  4. ^ "Lighthouses of Cameroon". Unc.edu. Retrieved 2011-11-12. 
  5. ^ "Picasa Web Albums - R. Burnstone - Cameroon". Picasaweb.google.com. 2008-02-14. Retrieved 2011-11-12. 
  6. ^ Česky. "Mount Cameroon Volcano, Africa (world) - facts & information / VolcanoDiscovery". Volcanodiscovery.com. Retrieved 2011-11-12. 
  7. ^ Harrison, Ian (June 20, 2008). "The Rainiest Places on Earth". blog.ratestogo.com. 
  8. ^ "Extreme precipitation events in Cameroon". ictp.it. The Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics. [permanent dead link]