Precipitation — Greatest Observed Rainfalls

Duration

Amount in centimeters (and inches)

Place

Date

1 minute

3.81 (1.5)

Basse Terre, Guadeloupe

Nov. 26, 1970

1 day

187.00 (73.62)

Cilaos, Réunion

Mar. 15–16, 1952

1 week

411.00 (161.81)

Cilaos, Réunion

Mar. 12–19, 1952

1 month

930.00 (366.14)

Cherrapunji, India

July 1861

1 year

2,646.12 (1,041.78)

Cherrapunji, India

Aug. 1860–July 1861