Is it more likely to rain and have weather at higher elevations?



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    No.  Mountainous areas tend to have average levels of percipitation when considered in annual terms.  During the summer, higher elevations may be more prone to thunderstorms due to the updraft of cold air on steep slopes, but the increased frequency of thunderstorms does not yield greater average rainfall than flatter areas.  The most important factor in determing rainfall is the latitude and trajectory of wind belts.  The Amazon rainforest, the rainiest region in the world, has an elevation of below 3,000 ft.

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