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How fast do rain drops fall?
Question Date: 2011-05-17
Answer 1:

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!

There are a lot of interesting things on the internet about the speeds of falling raindrops.

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