List of Wettest Tropical Cyclones By Country - France - Réunion Island

Réunion Island

The mountainous island of Réunion has experienced some of the highest rainfall totals from tropical cyclones around the world. Three tropical cyclones have staked their place in rainfall history:

Unnamed Tropical Cyclone (April 8–10, 1958): World record for 48 hours (2,467 millimetres (97.1 in)) set at Aurere.

Tropical Cyclone Denise (January 7–8, 1966): World record for 12 hours (1,144 millimetres (45.0 in)) and 24 hours (1,825 millimetres (71.9 in)) set at Foc-Foc.

Tropical Cyclone Gamede (February 24–28, 2007): World record for 72 hours (3,929 millimetres (154.7 in)) set at Commerson Crater. Gamede also holds the world record for accumulated rainfall through nine days.

During late January 2002, Tropical Cyclone Dinah dropped significant rains on the island. The highest amounts were 1,360 millimetres (54 in) over a 48 hour period at the Bellecombe resting place (a volcano lodge) and a 745.2 millimetres (29.34 in) storm total at Pierrefonds.

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