The rainfall are unevenly distributed on Earths
surface. It can rain from 1 mm to 10.000
mm per year according to the area.The distribution of lands
and seas and reliefs cause significant alterations in the distribution
The tropics are an area with hot and arid deserts
where many years can pass without a drop of rain falls. The
Atacama desert located in the North of the Chile is the driest
place in the world. For four centuries it hasn't rained except
a storm in 1971. The driest region is in Arica located north
of the Atacama desert with an annual average of 0,76 mm.
The wettest areas are those around the equator.
These areas covered by tropical rainforests have a warm and
wet climat, with torrential rains almost daily. The highest
annual rainfall occurred at Mount Waialeale in Hawaii with 11.680
mm and in Mawsynram, Meghalaya, India, with 11.873
mm of rain per annum. In India to Cherrapunji there was the
highest monthly precipitation in July 1861 with 9.300
The map above established the average
per day each year on Earth in mm from 1987 to 1999
here to see an animation of the monthly average
rainfall on Earth according to the average of 1960-1990
France is located at 45°
North. It is subject to the maritime influences of the Atlantic
that bring precipitations.
The country is divided into four main climatic
- Oceanic (mild winters, cool summers, and abundant rainfall
most of the year) ;
-Semi-continental (cold winters, hot and stormy summers and
moderate precipitation) ;
- Mediterranean (summers warm and dry, mild winters and precipitation
which often causing flooding) ;
- a mountainous climate (cold winters and cool, wet summers).
The seasons are fairly distinct everywhere
in France, but there difference is marked by the contrast between
coastal regions and the Interior of the country, because it
is between the North and the South.
The average of the annual totals of rainfall
in France from 1961 to 1990
Click here to see the monthly average rainfall in animated in France
annual rainfall in Paris from 1922 to 2013
In precipitation of Paris from 1770 to
2013 1921 was the lowest
annual rainfall with 272 mn and 1801 the largest with 899,10
here to see the precipitation of Paris from 1770 to 2003
average monthly precipitation
of Paris from 1770 to 1993
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