5 things you didn’t know about rain

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It’s set to be a very wet week on Merseyside and the UK, so here’s 5 things you didn’t know about rain.

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Size

Rain can be up to 6mm in diameter, which is about the size of a pea.

Smell

The smell of rain hitting the fresh ground after a period of dry warm weather is called petrichor.

Amount

The most amount of rain ever recorded in an hour was in maidenhead 1901 when 92mm fell.

The most amount of rain ever recorded in 24 hours was in Honister pass, cumbria in 2015, a staggering 341mm fell.

Wettest

On average the UK has 156 days of rain and the wettest year ever was in 2000.

The wettest place in the country is Cumbria when an average of 3304mm falls.

Driest

The driest location in the UK is Essex were just 495mm falls every year.

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