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Monsoons

  • PostDate:2021-10-15


During winter, northeast monsoon winds from the Pacific bring large amounts of cold water vapor, so Hualien rarely experiences a drought. During summer, the southwest monsoon winds are mostly blocked by the Central Mountain Range, so the weather is hot and humid. When temperatures are high and the southwest winds push past the mountains towards Hualien, a unique Foehn wind (“Fenfeng” in Chinese) can occur, that is said to feel like fire wrapping around one’s body.