1. Mawsynram, India (11,871mm annual rainfall) | 2. Cherrapunji, India (11,777) | 3. Tutendo, Colombia (11,770) | 4. Cropp River, New Zealand (11,516) | 5. Bioko, Equatorial Guinea (10,450) | Source: Daily Telegraph
Climate change and a growing population are prompting Germany's capital, Berlin, to rethink how it supplies water. An exceptionally hot and dry 2018 has made the matter even more urgent.
Mangkhut is sweeping across southern China after pounding Hong Kong and leaving dozens dead in the Philippines. Officials said the damage in Hong Kong is "severe and extensive." Authorities are preparing for the worst.
Tropical storms are seasonal weather events. But they never fail to shock us with the destruction they wreak. DW ranks some of the worst and fiercest ever.
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