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Water in the world

This table shows the rainfall (in millimetres per month) for a number of cities in the world. It also shows their height above sea level (in metres). Rainfall figures are taken from worldclimate.com.

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Water in the world
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Total (mm)
Cairo, Egypt 116 metres
7.3 3.9 3.2 2.2 1.1 1 0 0 0 1.0 3.5 5.3 27.6
Mexico City, Mexico 2,309 metres
8.1 5.2 11.4 19.4 48.7 105.8 128.5 121 109.6 44.3 15.3 6.5 634.3
Johannesburg, South Africa 1,665 metres
149.5 129.4 110.3 47.6 24.4 6.4 10.4 10 25.4 65 26.3 141.2 846.7
Calcutta, India 6 metres
12.1 24.5 32.2 52.6 129.4 291 329.1 337.5 266.3 130.6 20.9 6.5 1,633.6
London, UK 5 metres
48.9 38.8 39.3 41.4 47 48.3 59 59.6 52.4 65.2 59.3 51.2 610.4
  • 1. Draw a graph to show the rainfall in these cities.
  • 2. Which city gets the most rain?
  • 3. What problems might there be in parts of the world which get too much or too little rain?

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