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Recent Investigations

2014: METEO France Reanalysis of Tropical Cyclone Gamede

A METEO France reanalysis of the Tropical Cyclone Gamede precipitation data for Reunion has slightly revised upward the 72-hour and 96-hour precipitation world record rainfall totals. The revised 72-hour rainfall record is now 3930 mm (154.72 in) from the previous value of 3929 mm. The revised 96-hour rainfall record is now 4936 mm (194.33 in) from the previous value of 4869 mm.

2014: Investigation of Purported Puerto Lopez Rainfall

Record Report

2014: Investigation of Cherrapunji 48-hour Rainfall

Record Report
Cherrapunji India: 2.493 m (98.15")

2014: Investigation of Tosontsengel Mongolian Sea-Level Pressure

Record Report
Tosontsengel Mongolia 1089.1 hpa

2011-2013: Investigation of El Azizia 58ºC Temperature Extreme

World Meteorological Organization Assessment of the Purported World Record 58ºC Temperature Extreme at El Azizia, Libya (13 September 1922), K. El Fadli, R.S. Cerveny, C.C. Burt, P. Eden, D. Parker, M. Brunet, T.C. Peterson, G. Mordacchini, V. Pelino, P. Bessemoulin, J.L. Stella, F. Driouech, M.M Abdel wahab, M.B. Pace, Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1175/BAMS-D-12-00093.1

World's Highest Temperature

2010: World: Greatest Surface Wind Gust

Barrow Island, Australia: 113.2 m/s (253 mph; 220 kt)
10:55 UTC 10/4/1996

2009: Investigation of Purported Typhoon Morakot 24-hour Rainfall Record

Record Report

2009: World: Greatest Surface Wind Gust in a Tropical Cyclone

Paso Read de San Diego, Cuba: 94.4 m/s (211.3 mph)
22:35 UTC 30/8/2008

2008: World: Greatest Rainfall in 96-Hour Period

Cratère Commerson, La Réunion: 4.869m (191.7")
24-27/2/2007

2008: World: Greatest Rainfall in 72-Hour Period

Cratère Commerson, La Réunion: 3.929m (154.7")
24-26/2/2007

2007: Investigation of Purported Cherrapunji 24-hour Rainfall Record

Record Report

2007: Western Hemisphere: Greatest Rainfall in 24-Hour Period

Isla Mujeres, Mexico: 1644.98mm (64.33")
12:30 UTC 21/10/2005 - 12:30 UTC 22/10/2005