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