Four weather stats to use during idle conversations about this summer’s wet weather
Before anyone starts building an ark, all of the rain we’ve been getting falls short of what hits other areas of the world.
Here are some cool stats to aid you in idle conversations about the weather this summer:
• The average rainfall for Salisbury in August is 3.19 inches, with 42.8 inches as the average yearly rainfall.
• The wettest place on earth, Mawsynram in India, averages a jaw-dropping 467.35 inches. That’s nearly 39 feet.
• The heaviest volume of rainfall, per minute, was recorded at 1.23 inches in Unionville, Md., on April 7, 1956.
• The most rain recorded in 24 hours fell on Foc-Foc, La Reunion in January 1966. The mountainous island in the southern Indian Ocean was hit with 71.8 inches (5.9 feet) of rain when Tropical Cyclone Denise passed through.