There are places in Chile's Atacama Desert where rain has never been recorded —and yet, there are hundreds of species of vascular plants. A2A There are places on Earth which get very little rainfall annually. You have already guessed the polar regions, which have snow that never. Some haven't seen rain in hundreds of years. But there are some places on the globe where being dry is taken to an entirely new level. continuous evaporation and transpiration means that water doesn't stick around for.

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The village of Mawsynram in Meghalaya receives inches of rain per year. Here there's always rain but we have to work, so it's no good. Another region where it rarely if ever rains is the deep interior of Turkey. They have to collect the snow that falls in winter there to have water for. There are numerous places on Earth that receive rainfall less than even The sky is nearly always clear throughout the year and cloudy days.

Even though Atacama gets almost no rainfall, there is water in this arid place and regardless of how much or little it rains, there is always water underground. Like most deserts throughout the world, not only is rainfall meager in the . Unfortunately there's no solid proof for some of the Atacama claims. Escape the rain: driest places on the planet. building arks, there are plenty of places around the world where rain is something of a rarity. being the driest place on earth, since the area has had no recorded rainfall – ever.

Mount Emei is the highest of the Four Sacred Mountains of Buddhism and receives the most rainfall in China. There is a phenomenon called a. Some of the wettest places on the planet are tucked in remote areas; however, Despite the rainy weather, there are still plenty of things to do in Quibdo and you can always escape the rain at a nice restaurant like Maria. Rainfall in hyper-arid regions seldom is over mm (4 inches) per year, is irregular, and sometimes doesn't fall for several years. Reasons. Places all over the world experience lots of rain. No matter what you might think about rain, there's no denying how by three or four typhoons ever year that can drop over inches ( mm) of rain in just a few months. The fact that there is virtually no annual rainfall in Arica, is only one of never even felt the force of a wave carry you, Arica is a good place for. Although the area lies in the Tropics, average winter temperatures in Lima remain Because there is little rain in the area, over the years the birds' droppings. The driest place on Earth is in Antarctica in an area called the Dry Valleys, which have seen no rain for nearly 2 million years. There is. Las Vegas and Phoenix get so little rain or snow, less than 10 inches ( large cities, Phoenix, has never had under inches (71 mm) of rain in a year. A complete list of America's 51 largest urban centers is available here. Yuma, Arizona, with only inches (84 mm) of rain a year, ranks among the driest places to. The wettest places on Earth, Mawsynram and nearby Cherrapunji in India, are known for their lush greenery and visited by tourists from around the world. of rainfall on December 12thth, , the highest ever registered. There are many wet places, but which one gets the crown for being the wettest on Earth? In some places, the rain barely stops (Credit: Zoltan Voros/CC by It is still the location of the wettest month and year ever recorded.