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The “top ten” states in Mexico for annual precipitation amounts are:

RankStateAnnual precipitation (mm)
1Tabasco2,406
2Chiapas1,969
3Oaxaca1,519
4Veracruz1,492
5Puebla1,271
6Quintana Roo1,263
7Campeche1,169
8Guerrero1,105
9Yucatán1,091
10Nayarit1,069

No other state normally receives more than 1,000 mm of precipitation, which in Mexico’s case is almost entirely rainfall.

As is evident from this list, the southern half of Mexico receives significantly more precipitation than the northern half. Among other implications, this means that the risk of flooding is greatest in states on this list such as Tabasco that are also low-lying and/or poorly drained.

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