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26 What are the largest rainfalls associated with tropical cyclones?




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This article is from the Storms FAQ, by Chris Landsea landsea@aoml.noaa.gov with numerous contributions by others.

26 What are the largest rainfalls associated with tropical cyclones?

12 hr:  1144 mm (45.0") at Foc-Foc, La Reunion Island in Tropical Cyclone
        Denise, 7-8 January, 1966.
24 hr:  1825 mm (71.8") at Foc-Foc, La Reunion Island in Tropical Cyclone
        Denise, 7-8 January, 1966.
48 hr:  2467 mm (97.1") at Aurere, La Reunion Island 8-10 April, 1958.
72 hr:  3240 mm (127.6") at Grand-Ilet, La Reunion Island in Tropical 
        Cyclone Hyacinthe, 24-27 January, 1980.
10 d:   5678 mm (223.5") at Commerson, La Reunion Island in Tropical 
        Cyclone Hyacinthe, 18-27 January, 1980.
(Holland 1993)

 

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