Last year, Chile’s Atacama Desert—the driest non-polar area in the world—received record rainfalls thank to El Niño. According to the Washington Post, heavy thunderstorms last March brought 0.96 inches of rain in a single day. While that may not sound like much, for the Atacama, it was the equivalent to 14 years of rainfall in a single day! Additional rains in August led to an incredible bloom of pink-tone mallow flowers.
Picture of the Day: The Driest Place on Earth in Full Bloom