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National rainfall index

(mm)

Bhutan is the top country by rainfall index in the world. As of 2002, rainfall index in Bhutan was 2,609 mm. The top 5 countries also includes Sierra Leone, Fiji, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, and Ukraine.

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An indicator, developed by FAO, which represents the quality of the crop growing season. The NRI yearly results take into consideration the precipitation that year, the average precipitation over the period 1986-2000, the seasonality of the main crop-growing season (distinguishing between northern and southern hemispheres), and what areas of the country are wetter. The median of each five year period is provided. Note: due to methodological differences, this variable is not comparable to average precipitation