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Wettest, Snowiest and Windiest Cities in the World

There may be no guarantees when it comes to the weather, but certain statistics don’t lie.

And you might want to avoid, the wettest and windiest destinations in the world.

The wettest place in the world is Mawsynram, located in India. It receives an annual rainfall of 467 inches.

In Japan, Aomori City is the snowiest place on the planet. It receives about 312 inches of snowfall every year.

And the windiest, try Commonwealth Bay in Antarctica, where winds reach 150 miles per hour on a regular basis. The average annual wind speed is 50, and that’s not counting the temperature extremes.