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Old Yesterday, 06:48 PM
 
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Most places that are way below sea level are dry deserts because the high evaporation allows the land to be exposed.

However, there are some places with wet climates that are below sea level, such as much of the Netherlands, New Orleans, and possibly Georgetown in Guyana.

I'm just curious what's the wettest place on Earth, inhabited or uninhabited, that is below sea level? Thanks.
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Old Yesterday, 08:32 PM
 
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It would be southern Caspian coast in northern Iran, they have rainforests there.
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Old Yesterday, 08:36 PM
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I found some places by annual rain: These are some places above 6 inches

Georgetown, Guyana - 89 inches / 2.26 m
New Orleans, Louisiana - 62.45 inches / 1.59 m
Amsterdam, Netherlands - 33 inches / 838 mm
Baku, Azerbaijan - 8.27 inches / 210 mm
Jericho, Palestine - 8.03 inches / 204 mm
Atyrau, Kazakhstan - 6.93 inches / 176 mm
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Old Yesterday, 09:38 PM
 
Location: Seattle WA, USA
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Originally Posted by WAC1818 View Post
I found some places by annual rain: These are some places above 6 inches

Georgetown, Guyana - 89 inches / 2.26 m
New Orleans, Louisiana - 62.45 inches / 1.59 m
Amsterdam, Netherlands - 33 inches / 838 mm
Baku, Azerbaijan - 8.27 inches / 210 mm
Jericho, Palestine - 8.03 inches / 204 mm
Atyrau, Kazakhstan - 6.93 inches / 176 mm
I will add to your list, but will also provide the elevation.

City, Country | Precipitation | Elevation
Georgetown, Guyana | 89 in (2.26 m) | -7 ft (-2 m)
New Orleans, Louisiana | 62.45 in (1.59 m) | -6.5 ft (-2 m)
Astara, Iran | 50.88 in (1.292 m) | -92 ft (-28 m)
Lankaran, Azerbaijan | 45.2 in (1.146 m) | -92 ft (-28 m)
Amsterdam, Netherlands | 33 in (838 mm) | -7 ft (-2 m)
Derbent, Russia | 14.94 in (380 mm) | -92 ft (-28 m)
Makhachkala, Russia | 14.8 in (375 mm) | -92 ft (-28 m)
Astrakhan, Russia | 9.2 in (234 mm) | -82 ft (-25 m)
Baku, Azerbaijan | 8.27 in (210 mm) | -92 ft (-28 m)
Jericho, Palestine | 8.03 in (204 mm) | -846 ft (-258 m)
Atyrau, Kazakhstan | 6.93 in (176 mm) | -70ft (-20 )
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Old Today, 05:23 AM
 
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Georgetown is the answer here, but I would like to show you this climate.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bandar-e_Anzali#Climate

1853.5 mm (72.97"), -92 ft (-28 m), and not a tropical climate

The Caspian Sea coast of Iran is something special. An oasis below sea level surrounded by desert next to a special body of water, a saltwater sea or lake with a variable sea level, and no place for water to flow out of.
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Old Today, 07:45 AM
 
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Georgetown is the answer here, but I would like to show you this climate.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bandar-e_Anzali#Climate

1853.5 mm (72.97"), -92 ft (-28 m), and not a tropical climate

The Caspian Sea coast of Iran is something special. An oasis below sea level surrounded by desert next to a special body of water, a saltwater sea or lake with a variable sea level, and no place for water to flow out of.
Wow, that's probably the biggest combination of precipitation and elevation below sea level that I've seen. Even if Georgetown is the winner, Bandar-e Anzali should be the winner since it's so much more significantly below sea level.

Any other tropical places below sea level?
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