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Mawsynram Meghalaya

 

  Mawsynram Meghalaya  

✔ One of the most beautiful places in India and closest to nature is Meghalaya a place where clouds not only move in the sky but also on the ground

✔ ‘Meghalaya’ means home of clouds so when you have come to the house of clouds, the cloud will keep coming in your way.

LocationMawsynram Village
Altitude4,600 feet (1,402 meters)
CommunityPredominantly Khasi
Cultural FeaturesUnique culture and language distinct from the rest of India
ReligionMajority are Christians
Religious StructuresPresence of beautiful churches
RainfallGuinness World Record for 11,400 mm of rain annually, more than 37 feet
Reason for Heavy RainLocation in the path of monsoon winds from the Bay of Bengal; orographic lifting due to the Khasi Hills forces the moist air to condense and precipitate.

 

✔ In this house of clouds, there is a place where not only in India but it rains the most in the world this is the world’s wettest place Mawsynram Meghalaya.

mawsynram meghalaya

✔ Mawsynram, a town nestled in the East Khasi Hills district of Meghalaya, India, stands as a testament to nature’s extremes. Situated approximately 69 kilometers from Shillong, the state capital, Mawsynram boasts the distinction of being the wettest place on Earth.

✔ The town experiences an astonishing annual average rainfall of 11,872 millimeters (467.4 inches), making it a meteorological marvel. In 1985, Mawsynram achieved global recognition when it received an unprecedented 26,000 millimeters (1,000 inches) of rainfall, a feat acknowledged by the Guinness Book of World Records.

✔ The monsoon of 2015 witnessed Mawsynram’s impressive rainfall of 745.2 millimeters on August 19, marking one of the highest recorded instances in recent memory. However, the town surpassed its records on June 17, 2022, establishing a new high with an extraordinary 1003.6 millimeters of rainfall in just 24 hours.

✔ This event not only set a new record for the highest single-day rainfall in June but also surpassed Mawsynram’s all-time single-day record, breaking the previous mark of 944.7 millimeters set on June 7, 1966.

✔ Mawsynram’s consistent and unparalleled rainfall showcases the town’s unique place in the realm of meteorology, where nature’s forces create an awe-inspiring spectacle.

Mawsynram Meghalaya

✔ Once the monsoon arrives there, it rains till the season passes it doesn’t stop because of thick clouds and mist, you can’t even see the way.

✔ When it rains in our village and cities we sit in our window or balcony in the rain and eat Pakora and fries or go out in the rain to enjoy the weather.

✔ If it keeps raining for a week for 15 days or for a month we still enjoy it? similarly, they can’t wait for the rain to stop life goes on there that’s why the people there have made an innovative Bamboo Umbrella.

✔ you don’t even have to hold it with your hands this umbrella is called Kunoop, and you can do anything with this umbrella, you can sit and work with your hands-free.

 

  1. About Mawsynram     

✔ Located at an altitude of 4,600 feet (1,402 Meters) in Mawsynram, most of the people are from the Khasi community who have got their name from these mountains which are called Khasi Hills.

about Mawsynram

✔ The culture and language of this place are quite different from the rest of India. Even though Hindi and even Engish speaking people are very few there.

✔ Most of the people living there are Christians, so you can see very beautiful churches there.

✔ Maybe we are in such a place where people look very different from us in appearance, speech, or culture but believe inside the heart if you look for it you will find a lot of such things that make us all one, even after being so different.

 

  2. The beauty of Meghalaya Mawsynram  

✔ It is such a special place, you get to see such a beautiful view there which is hard to believe without seeing for yourself.

✔ Nature is so kind in this beautiful place that this place has made so many records in the name of India which you may not even know.

Beauty of Mawsynram Meghalaya

✔ According to the Guinness Book of World Records, it rains 11,400 mm in a year which is more than 37 feet of rain every year.

✔ In 2022 Mawsynram broke its record and set the highest rainfall record in 24 hours which is more than 3 feet of rain in just one day.

✔ Just one day of rain there has been more than a year of rain in Delhi, and still, this village is not so famous people don’t come to this village for sightseeing.

✔ We can see the clouds for the whole day, but there is a lot more to see in this village Mawsynram is not a very big village, but still, there are so many schools there that we can find three schools in just 100 meters area.

The beauty of Meghalaya Mawsynram

✔ The hands of the schoolchildren along with a bag, there is also an umbrella with them and during the rainy season, the assembly also happens inside the classrooms.

 

  3. reason for so much rain  

✔ We know that it rains a lot there but what is the reason for so much rain?

reason for so much rain

✔ For that, you have to go to one of the highest points of the village from where you can see the plain area which is Bangladesh, and after that is the Indian Ocean so in the monsoon season in the Bay of Bengal of the Indian Ocean from where the monsoon wind blows Meghalaya’s Khasi Hills comes right in the way of the monsoon winds so when this humid or moist monsoon air passes through the hills, most of the air is stuck there and rains and this the reason why 70% of the annual rain in Mawsynram in monsoon.

✔ Under the Köppen climate classification, Mawsynram boasts a subtropical highland climate (Cwb) marked by an exceptionally rainy and lengthy monsoonal season, coupled with a brief dry period. In recent decades, it has emerged as a contender for the title of the world’s wettest place, given its remarkably high average annual rainfall.

✔ Mawsynram experiences an impressive annual rainfall exceeding 10,000 millimeters or 390 inches, with the bulk of this precipitation occurring during the monsoon months.

mawsynram meghalaya

✔ A comparison of rainfall data between Mawsynram and its neighboring Cherrapunji is presented in Table 1, showcasing the variability in precipitation over selected years. Notably, Mawsynram holds the distinction of receiving the highest rainfall in India, recording an average annual precipitation of 11,872 millimeters (467.4 inches). However, this claim faces challenges from locations such as Lloró, Colombia, reporting an average yearly rainfall of 12,717 millimeters (500.7 inches) between 1952 and 1989, and López de Micay, also in Colombia, documenting 12,892 millimeters (507.6 inches) per year between 1960 and 2012.

✔ In contrast to its neighboring region, Cherrapunji, which exhibits a notable decrease in rainfall, Mawsynram has seen a slight increase in its rainfall pattern.

✔ According to records from the Indian Meteorological Department, the average annual rainfall for Mawsynram from 1950 to 2000 was 12,393 millimeters (487.9 inches), while from 2000 to 2020, it measured 12,120 millimeters (477.2 inches). The detailed precipitation table below provides a monthly breakdown of average records from 1950 to 2000.

 



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