The maximum speed that raindrops can fall at is around 18mph [miles per hour], depending on their size.
Compare that with the fastest that skydivers can fall, which is about 120 mph - or 200 mph, if they pull their arms and legs in so they're sort of like a ball.
The skydiver falls faster than a raindrop partly because she's a lot heavier. She would need to open her parachute before she landed, so she wouldn't hit the ground at such a high speed!
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