Record-Setting Weather in Asia
On several occassions the temperature in Asia has dropped to -67.8 °C (-90 °F). The record low was reached on February 5 & 7, 1892 in Verkhoyansk, Russia and again on February 6, 1933 in Oimekon, Russia.
Asia's highest recorded temperature is 53.9 °C (129 °F) at Tirat Tsvi, Israel on June 21, 1942.
Mawsynram in Meghalaya State, India holds the world's record for the average amount of precipitation received annually: 11,872 millimetres or nearly 12 metres (467.4 inches) a year.
Most Rain in a Month
Cherrapunji in Meghalaya State, India has the world's highest average monthly precipitation, where typically over 2540 millimetres (100 inches) of rain falls in June. The most rain to ever fall there in one month was 9,300 millimetres (366 inches) in July 1861, making that the rainiest month on record in the world.
With only 45.7 millimetres (1.8 inches) of rain falling a year, on average, Aden, Yemen is Asia's driest place.