The “top ten” states in Mexico for annual precipitation amounts are:
Rank State Annual precipitation (mm)
1 Tabasco 2,406
2 Chiapas 1,969
3 Oaxaca 1,519
4 Veracruz 1,492
5 Puebla 1,271
6 Quintana Roo 1,263
7 Campeche 1,169
8 Guerrero 1,105
9 Yucatán 1,091
10 Nayarit 1,069
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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