Video: Summer weather brings unusual sights to eastern Taiwan

Radio Taiwan nternatinal
Date: 15 August, 2019
By: John Van Trieste

A halo forms around the sun over Taitung.

A halo forms around the sun over Taitung.[/caption] Summers in Taiwan are hot, humid, and sometimes stormy. But the upside is the occasional spectacle that summer weather can bring with it. Residents of eastern Taiwan have been picking up their cameras in awe over the past few days as recent weather creates some unusual phenomena.

In the southeastern town of Taitung, the sun had a halo this past week as hot weather and just the right cloud cover led sunlight to refract off ice crystals. While other parts of Taiwan see heavy rainfall and flooding, weather conditions in the east have instead brought strange sights like this one.

Further to the north in Hualien County, a waterfall started to move backwards, with water flying upwards as though gravity had stopped working. Local experts say this is no trick of the imagination- a recent typhoon brought strong winds that funneled into the county’s narrow Taroko Gorge, sending this waterfall into reverse.    [FULL  STORY]

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