West Palm Beach - Extreme Daily Rainfall for Each Year





This page lists the heaviest rainfalls and wettest days of each year in West Palm Beach, Florida. The information answers questions like: When was the last time West Palm Beach got more than eight inches of rain in a single day? What was the heaviest rainfall of 2019?

This page gives the highest daily precipitation for each year in West Palm Beach and the date that it happened. A date with a plus sign beside it means the same amount of rain also fell on at least one other day earlier that year.

These records go back to 1930. During that time the heaviest downpour measured for a single day was 15.22 inches (386.6 millimetres) on April 17, 1942.

Since 1942 the rainfall extremes were observed at Palm Beach International Airport. Before then, the weather station was near downtown West Palm Beach.

Most rain in one day for recent years in West Palm Beach
Inches Date Milli­metres
2.99 November 19, 2021   75.9
4.44 May 25, 2020   112.8
2.88 August 06, 2019 73.2
3.19 May 13, 2018 81.0
5.10 October 28, 2017 129.5
4.79 January 27, 2016 121.7
2.53 September 16, 2015 64.3
2.98 January 09, 2014 75.7
6.77 May 20, 2013 172.0
5.52 August 26, 2012 140.2
2.66 August 07, 2011 67.6
4.99 March 12, 2010 126.7
Highest daily rainfall recorded at West Palm Beach each year
Inches Date Milli­metres
5.33 May 23, 2009 135.4
4.54 August 19, 2008 115.3
6.41 October 16, 2007 162.8
8.22 December 14, 2006 208.8
3.50 August 30, 2005 88.9
8.79 September 25, 2004 223.3
5.49 May 22, 2003 139.4
5.10 April 14, 2002 129.5
5.11 September 13, 2001 129.8
5.16 November 25, 2000 131.1
7.10 October 15, 1999 180.3
6.30 January 22, 1998 160.0
3.67 June 01, 1997 93.2
2.18 March 11, 1996 55.4
8.01 August 23, 1995 203.5
6.45 December 21, 1994 163.8
5.58 March 21, 1993 141.7
4.79 November 18, 1992 121.7
6.78 January 15, 1991 172.2
4.33 September 19, 1990 110.0
3.91 April 15, 1989 99.3
6.70 August 20, 1988 170.2
3.94 November 03, 1987 100.1
3.97 December 06, 1986 100.8
3.16 March 21, 1985 80.3
7.41 November 22, 1984 188.2
5.16 January 20, 1983 131.1
5.89 November 01, 1982 149.6
3.94 November 05, 1981 100.1
3.47 January 27, 1980 88.1
6.49 April 25, 1979 164.8
5.26 November 07, 1978 133.6
5.27 May 05, 1977 133.9
4.99 May 28, 1976 126.7
4.30 September 18, 1975 109.2
4.34 October 06, 1974 110.2
2.60 July 22, 1973 66.0
5.33 November 07, 1972 135.4
2.93 May 15, 1971 74.4
4.15 March 25, 1970 105.4
4.88 June 20, 1969 124.0
3.65 September 30, 1968 + 92.7
4.06 October 05, 1967 103.1
4.23 June 30, 1966 107.4
5.00 October 14, 1965 127.0
7.00 October 11, 1964 177.8
6.43 October 02, 1963 163.3
3.05 September 21, 1962 77.5
2.19 January 09, 1961 55.6
5.19 September 17, 1960 131.8
5.15 October 20, 1959 130.8
7.04 May 05, 1958 178.8
6.29 January 21, 1957 159.8
3.47 September 08, 1956 88.1
3.75 December 14, 1955 95.3
4.31 June 18, 1954 109.5
2.53 August 29, 1953 64.3
5.70 September 08, 1952 144.8
5.85 October 14, 1951 148.6
2.71 August 09, 1950 68.8
4.97 August 26, 1949 126.2
7.10 October 05, 1948 180.3
4.75 September 17, 1947 120.7
5.22 May 13, 1946 132.6
7.00 June 23, 1945 177.8
3.23 August 01, 1944 82.0
2.76 March 09, 1943 70.1
15.22 April 17, 1942 386.6
3.06 September 20, 1941 77.7
5.97 June 03, 1940 151.6
3.09 August 11, 1939 78.5
2.47 June 03, 1938 62.7
4.74 March 30, 1937 120.4
6.56 June 15, 1936 166.6
4.06 January 05, 1935 103.1
4.44 May 15, 1934 112.8
1933
3.81 September 10, 1932 96.8
6.47 September 07, 1931 164.3
3.49 April 05, 1930 88.6
Reference

Jay Lawrimore. 2016. Global Summary of the Year, Version 1.0. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. 

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