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Floods can be devastating — costing the lives of people and animals, as well as destroying crops, homes and businesses.
How long does rain take to reach the ground and where is the wettest place in the world? Find out some interesting facts about rain.
Many different types of rain-gauge have been designed and used, most consisting of a circular collector, delineating the area of the sample, and a funnel that channels the collected rain into a measuring mechanism.
Gales are the most common cause of damage and disruption in the UK.
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