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Top 10 Countries in the World with the Most Rainfall. Is it in Southeast Asia?
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Top 10 Countries in the World with the Most Rainfall. Is it in Southeast Asia?

"Better safe than sorry" 

This idiom has same meaning with Indonesian idiom "Sedia payung sebelum hujan"

Precipitation is the sole natural phenomenon that causes freshwater to accumulate on our planet. It is what brings our planet to life and sustains all living things. 

The entire ecosystem is reliant on the amount of rain it receives each year, and any disruption in this cycle can result in large-scale droughts and famines, leading to starvation. 

Today's topic is the list of countries with the highest precipitation rate. It demonstrates that extreme rainfall may both save lives and damage them, as evidenced by the large number of floods it produces in various states. The following top ten countries are plagued by year-round heavy and consistent rainfall.

When we look at the patterns of rain in different parts of the world, we can see that there is a lot of disproportionality. There is a place where the rate is extraordinarily high, while others have very little or no rainfall.

It is a well-known fact that countries located in tropical climates and surrounded by dense green forests receive the most rain each year.

BANGLADESH

Bangladesh is positioned on the edge of a bay with multiple rivers, and the country's monsoon climate sends severe rain to the majority of its areas. The monsoon season typically lasts from June through October. It receives over 80 percent of its rainfall on these days. The areas closest to the Himalayan foothills receive the most rainfall, which includes the Sylhet region. The average annual rainfall is predicted to be 2666 millimeters.

INDONESIA

Indonesia is a lovely country with warm water reservoirs, which help the country's tropical environment produce more rain. Warm seas cover 81 percent of the total land area. The monsoon season begins in December and lasts until March. In comparison to other parts of the country, the western and northern sections of the country receive the greatest rainfall. It is projected that the country receives almost 2702 mm of rain per year.

BRUNEI DARUSSALAM

Brunei is also positioned in the world's tropical belt, hence it gets the most rain. Its climate is primarily subtropical and tropical, resulting in heavy rain and warm weather with significant humidity. The average annual precipitation rate is 2722 millimeters, making it the eighth-wettest country on the planet.

MALAYSIA

Malaysia is next on the list, with 2875 millimeters of precipitation every year. It is also located in the tropical part of the earth, which means it experiences a lot of rain. The monsoon season begins in early December and lasts until March. The rainiest regions include those in the north and west, such as Sarawak's and Sabah's slopes, which get more than 70 percent of the country's total precipitation.

COSTA RICA

Costa Rica is a country in Central America and known for its white-sand beaches, which draw visitors from all over the world. It is an ideal location for surfing and sunbathing during the summer. Every year, this country experiences a prolonged period of intense rainfall that begins in May and lasts for seven months. The tides are high during these months, thus tourists are recommended not to visit the beaches. According to recent data, the country receives an average of 2926 mm of rainfall per year.

PANAMA

The monsoon season in Panama typically begins in April and lasts until December. That's correct! It's been raining for the past nine months. Almost every year, this yields 2926 millimeters of rain. Excessive rains are caused solely by Panama's geography; vapors are carried from the north and northeast of the Caribbean, causing rain. The majority of rainfall falls in areas near the coast.

SOLOMON ISLANDS

On the list of top ten countries with the most rainfall, the Solomon Islands is listed fourth. Experience the polar opposites of two climates, one moist and the other completely dry. The rainy season runs from February to May, with the second round of the rainy season running from September to November. Aside from the severe rains, typhoons from the far north of these islands pose a threat to the country. The average annual precipitation is estimated to be 3,028 millimeters.

PAPUA NEW GUINEA

In the top ten countries with the most rainfall in the world, Papa New Guinea is ranked third. It also has a tropical climate, with the monsoon season beginning in December and ending in March, resulting in an average annual rainfall of 3142 millimeters. The western and northern regions of the country receive the majority of the rainfall. If rainwater is not adequately utilized or channelized, floods and destruction result.

SAO TOME AND PRINCIPE 

The country's rainy season is broken into two distinct stages. On the list of Countries with the Most Rainfall, it is ranked second. The shorter one begins in October and lasts until November, while the longer one lasts from March to May. Both seasons have extremely high rainfall rates. The average precipitation in both seasons adds up to about 3200 mm every year. The regions surrounding and near the equator receive the greatest rain in the country.

COLOMBIA

Colombia has the greatest annual precipitation rate, with an estimated 3240 millimeters. Some parts of the state are permanently flooded as a result of excessive and intense rainfall. Rainfall is heaviest in regions facing the Pacific Ocean. It rains virtually every day here. As a result, the country contains a lot of rainforests. As we moved closer to the eastern sections of the country, the pace of precipitation reduced.

Source: Basicplanet.com, Nationalgeographic.org

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