Record-Setting Weather in Asia

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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.

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Asia's highest recorded temperature is 53.9 °C (129 °F) at Tirat Tsvi, Israel on June 21, 1942. The same temperature was again measured at Mitribah, Kuwait on July 21, 2016.

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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.

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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.

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Dry Weather iconDriest Place

With only 45.7 millimetres (1.8 inches) of rain falling a year, on average, Aden, Yemen is Asia's driest place.

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