Where is the rainiest place on Earth (photos)
Here the clouds “wander” right in the street, and the tree roots are woven into living bridges.
According to the Guinness Book of world records, the wettest and rainiest place on our planet is a village Mawsynram in the Indian state of Meghalaya. This place falls nearly 12 m of rain per year.
El pueblo de #Mawsynram, en #India, es el lugar más húmedo del planeta. Llueve al año una media de 11.871 l por m2. pic.twitter.com/ThnGxcJb8q
— DMAX España (@DMAX_es) 17 Aug 2016
The moisture here are the monsoons from the Bay of Bengal. From June to September Mawsynram are endless heavy rains. Local residents are hiding from heaven flows under the traditional umbrellas of Xahi made from bamboo and banana leaves.
Why the world’s wettest place, #Meghalaya’s #Mawsynram, gets thirsty https://t.co/QzPj9Ply5j pic.twitter.com/GHTNIxZ1Eb
— ET Environment (@ETEnvironment) 19 Jun 2016.
After heavy rains there are often landslides. The rocks from the mountains block the road, and locals and then we have to examine them.
Due to the abundance of moisture in the soil and the trees to “lift” the roots above the surface, causing local forest reminiscent of the mangroves. The roots intertwined with each other in real bridges.
…”the village of Mawsynram in Meghalaya, India are “living bridges” that are shaped by locals who have trained the roots of rubber trees to grow into natural bridges”…
Photos by Amos Chapple… pic.twitter.com/AvVh9jEMSL
— Angel Muñiz (@areasvellas) 19 Jun 2018
The name of the village means “land of clouds”. There is often dense cloud cover and the clouds “wandering” is very low — right over the houses and trees.
Misty Mawsynram, a small sleepy village in #Meghalaya”s Khasi Hills & the wettest place on Earth. (Pic: Amos Chapple) pic.twitter.com/w4xymt4Zog
— India in Pictures (@indiainpix) may 22, 2015
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