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South America: Greatest Average Annual Precipitation

Record Value 8.99 m (354.0")
Averaging Period 29 years
Geospatial Location Quibdo, Colombia [5°41'N, 76°40'W, elevation 70 m (230 ft)]

References

U.S. Environmental Science Services Administration, 1967: Temperature Extremes, National Atmospheric and Oceanic Administration (US)

Discussion

The official greatest average annual precipitation for South America is 354 inches at Quibdo, Colombia. Frequently cited values of 13.299 m average at Lloro, Colombia [14 miles SE and at a higher elevation than Quibdo] is an estimated amount.

Quibdo, Colombia [5°41'N, 76°39'49'W, elevation 70 m (230 ft)]

Closeup and Regional Satellite Images of Quibdo Colombia

Quibdo, Colombia [5°41'N, 76°39'49'W, elevation 70 m (230 ft)]

Closeup and Regional Satellite Images of Quibdo Colombia