Kauai and the Wettest Spot on Earth!

Did you know the wettest spot on Earth is on Kauai?

Yep. Its in Kauai on Mount Waialeale, where the average rainfall averages over 460 inches each and every year!

It’s northern position in the Hawaiian Island chain gives it more exposure to weather fronts, the round/conical shape of the peak provides all-point exposure to rain, and the peak lies just below the point where clouds cannot rise above. This “perfect storm” of conditions creates the substantive moisture at the Waialeale’s summit.

So, the next time you’re headed to the mountainous area of Kauai, be sure to bring an umbrella!

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