Mount Wia Ale Ale

Rainiest Spot

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Mount Wai ale ‘ale on the island of Kauai, in Hawaii, has an average annual rainfall of about 400 inches.  Its elevation is greater than 5,000 feet.  The name Wai ale ‘ale, may be roughly rendered in English as “overflowing waters” or “rippling waters”.

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