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Showing rainfall figures that are literally "off the charts" is absolutely hilarious. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 71.231.172.184 (talk) 18:59, 20 October 2008 (UTC)

The figures for rain in Mawsynram (2nd paragraph) are incorrect. Either the Guiness WBoR is misquoted or the writer made a mistake in unit conversion, but it's off by a factor of 10. -24.214.66.188 13:33, 9 Jun 2005 (UTC)

I'm sure that the Guiness WBoR verifies all its records before publishing. I've listed the ISBN and number if you want to crosscheck.  =Nichalp (Talk)= 09:25, Jun 10, 2005 (UTC)
The anon was correct that something was quite off. The original "11,873 cm (4,678 in)" figures were ridiculously high, especially considering the record for annual rainfall was listed only a few sentences earlier as being one fifth that. The units were wrong; "cm" should have been "mm". The error has already been corrected by others. -- Cyrius| 10:40, 10 Jun 2005 (UTC)
Yeah its now correct and the inches too are now correct. Thanks anon.  =Nichalp (Talk)= 12:22, Jun 10, 2005 (UTC)


Confusion[edit]

The sign featured in the article shows the claim 'wettest in the world' yet the article starts with 'second wettest', and yet later the claim 'the wettest' is put in writing? — Preceding unsigned comment added by 121.216.112.186 (talk) 10:01, 7 December 2011 (UTC)

Highest rainfall in Colombia or Kauai??[edit]

Saw the following info at the given site. If this is true this must be mentioned in the comparison references in the Cherrapunji article.

http://www.space.com/scienceastronomy/101_earth_facts_030722-3.html 29. What is the wettest place on Earth?

Lloro, Colombia averages 523.6 inches of rainfall a year, or more than 40 feet (13 meters). That's about 10 times more than fairly wet major cities in Europe or the United States.

I think Lloro's figure is an estimated figure rather than one which was obtained by measurement. Tutunendo (also in Colombia) was listed in the Guinness Book of Records for a short while as having the world's highest average rainfall at *463.4 inches a year, but it lost the distinction to Mawsynram.

  • At least that's the figure given in my 1990 edition.

Meltingpot (talk) 16:04, 16 October 2008 (UTC)


from: http://www.bigsiteofamazingfacts.com/where-is-the-wettest-place-on-earth

"a mountainous region on the island of Kauai, in Hawaii, receives 460 inches of rain in an average year. In Kauai, the wettest place on earth, it sometimes rains 350 days out of the year!

Though Kauai has the highest average rainfall, other places on earth have received more than 460 inches of rain in a year.

In Cherrapunji, India, it rained so hard in 1861 that the rainfall totaled more than 1,042 inches — that's about 87 feet!"

I was told by tour guides in Kauai that it rains more days per year at Mt. Waialeale than any other place in the world. The crater walls are covered in greenery and it has about 20 perpetual waterfalls. They also have a USGS/NWS rain gage to prove their claims whereas the other places seem to be based on radar estimates which can be significantly off. http://hi.water.usgs.gov/recent/waialeale.html

Claims cannot be made such as "the wettest place on earth" without something to back it up, or at least a discussion of other contenders.

145.107.8.219 (talk) 16:00, 11 February 2009 (UTC)

WP:INDIA Banner/Meghalaya Addition[edit]

Note: {{WP India}} Project Banner with Meghalaya workgroup parameters was added to this article talk page because the article falls under Category:Meghalaya or its subcategories. Should you feel this addition is inappropriate , please undo my changes and update/remove the relavent categories to the article -- Amartyabag TALK2ME 16:02, 27 June 2008 (UTC)

Removed One of the Climate Charts[edit]

I took the liberty of removing one of the climate charts that used Template:Climate chart. Even with the precip totals halved for graphing purposes during the monsoon season the blue bars spilled on top of the temperature bars and they overlapped with the location name on the chart. There is another version right next to it that used Template:Weather box which provides all the data contained in the other chart, and unlike the Climate chart template based one, it displays all the data correctly (How can it not?; It's a table). Although the Climate chart template is good for displaying a variety of climates, especially European ones, and is good looking for them, it simply does not have the capacity to display this type of data correctly. One can only hope that the folks at Template talk:Climate chart can devise a solution, but until then, it is most prudent to remove this version of the data. -Patricius Augustus (talk) 21:21, 16 November 2011 (UTC)

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Location map, please[edit]

The location map(s) like blurs together - or something, on my PC. Can anyone please fix that problem ? I presume there is two maps, one of India and south-east Asia, and a close up. But it's disturbing. I still use XP, but doubt very much the problem lies there. Boeing720 (talk) 18:09, 6 March 2017 (UTC)