Weather & Climate | VOL. 15, ISSUE 93, November-December 2015

Wettest Place in the World: Mawsynram

Records—sports, music, cooking or even rainfall always generates curiosity. But, there is this thing about records—it is almost always broken by a new one. Thus, Cherrapunji’s record as the wettest place in the world has been overturned with Mawsynram figuring as the ‘latest’ wettest place on earth. Locally known as ‘Sohra’, Cherrapunji is located in the East Khasi Hill district of Meghalaya in northeast India. Weather observations ranging from as far back as 1902, when climatic record keeping began in...

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