Meghalaya, India is the wettest place on Earth. Image credit: Rajesh Dutta

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The driest place on Earth

Atacama desert Peru is considered to be the driest place on Earth and is classified as a hot desert. The world’s driest cold desert is Antarctica. It is assumed that there are spots within Atacama Desert where rain never has been recorded.

Driest Desert Atacama
Atacama Desert is the driest place on Earth.

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