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Western Hemisphere: Greatest Twenty-four-Hour (1 Day) Rainfall

Record Value 1633.98mm (64.33")
Date of Record 12:30UTC 21/10/2005 - 12:30UTC 22/10/2005
Instrumentation Automated station, Tipping-Bucket Rain Gauge
Geospatial Location Isla Mujeres, Mexico [21°15'N, 86°44'W, elevation: 3m (10ft)]


"Tropical Cyclone Report: Hurricane Wilma" by Richard J. Pasch, Eric S. Blake, Hugh D. Cobb III, and David P. Roberts, National Hurricane Center, 2006.


CCl evaluation committee (R. Cerveny, V. Davydova Belitskaya , P. Bessemoulin, M. Cortez C. Landsea and T. Peterson,) evaluated and commented on this event. Based on their comments and additional input from associated experts, the CCl Rapporteur on Climate Extremes accepted the record 4 May 2007.

Additional Images

Isla Mujeres, Satellite Overhead Image
Overhead satellite view of Isla Mujeres, Mexico
Isla Mujeres, Mexico

Ground-view Image of Isla Mujeres, Mexico

Isla Mujeres, Mexico

Aerial view Image of Isla Mujeres, Mexico