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How fast does rain fall?

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How fast does rain fall?
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The speed of rain depends on the size of the raindrop. The smallest “drizzle” droplets—with diameters less than .02 inch—fall at 1 to 4 mph. Raindrops with diameters greater than 0.02 inch fall faster—from about 5 to 20 mph; the average fall speed is 14 mph.