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Precipitation - National rainfall index

(mm per year)

Malaysia is the top country by national rainfall index in the world. As of 2001, national rainfall index in Malaysia was 3,194 mm per year that accounts for 6.27 % of the world's national rainfall index. The top 5 countries (others are Indonesia, Philippines, Chile, and Liberia) account for 26.81 % of it. The world's total national rainfall index was estimated at 50,943.8 mm per year in 2001.

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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