Average precipitation in depth (mm per year)

Definition: Average precipitation is the long-term average in depth (over space and time) of annual precipitation in the country. Precipitation is defined as any kind of water that falls from clouds as a liquid or a solid.

Description: The map below shows how Average precipitation in depth (mm per year) varies by country. The shade of the country corresponds to the magnitude of the indicator. The darker the shade, the higher the value. The country with the highest value in the world is São Tomé and Principe, with a value of 3,200.00. The country with the lowest value in the world is Egypt, with a value of 51.00.

Source: Food and Agriculture Organization, electronic files and web site.

See also: Country ranking, Time series comparison

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