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Mount Waialeale | Kauai, Hawaii, U.S.A.

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22° 4' 7.4892" N, 159° 29' 54.2256" W
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Mount Waialeale

Mount Waialeale - Photo: Laurence

Mount Waiʻaleʻale (Hawaiian pronunciation: [vɑiˈʔɐlɛˈʔɐlɛ]), often spelled Waialeale in English without the ʻokina, is a shield volcano and the second highest point on the island of Kauaʻi in the Hawaiian Islands. Its name literally means "rippling water" or "overflowing water".

The mountain, at an elevation of 5148 ft (1569 m), averages more than 452 inches (11,500 mm) of rain a year since 1912, with a record 683 inches (17,300 mm) in 1982; its summit is one of the rainiest spots on earth. Recent reports though mention that over the period 1978–2007 the wettest spot in Hawaii is Big Bog on Maui (404 inches or 10,300 mm per year), and that the rainfall in Hawaii is decreasing.

More infos: Wikipedia

Mount Waialeale

Mount Waialeale - Photo: Anand Shroff

Mount Waialeale

Mount Waialeale - Photo: The Bund

Mount Waialeale

Mount Waialeale - Photo: ken tam

Mount Waialeale

Mount Waialeale - Photo: Simon Dubreuil

SUBMITTED ON 01.23.2014.