Climate and Weather


How fast does rain fall?

The speed of rainfall varies with drop size and wind speed. A typical raindrop in still air falls about 600 feet (182 meters) per minute or about 7 miles (11 kilometers) per hour. Large raindrops can reach speeds of 16 to 20 miles (26 to 32 kilometers) per hour. Very small raindrops may fall slowly at no more than 1 mile (1.6 kilometer) per hour.


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