Have you heard about the wettest village in the world? It is located in India, in the state of Meghalaya.
Named Mawsynram, this village is located in North-East India and each year, experiences an impressive amount of rain.
In this part of the world, it usually rains continually for several weeks in a row. The inhabitants have to repair their roofs several times a month and have to provide food provision in case of flooding.
It even features in the Guinness World of Records book with 11 873 mm of water each year!
12,000 millimetres approximately corresponds to 10 inches of water per day during 3 months. The village is located in a hamlet not far from the Bay of Bengal, which may explain the huge amount of rainfall.
In this area affected by monsoons six months a year, inhabitants mostly live in poverty, and try to work as much as possible, doing local art craft.