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Temperatures of minus 4 degrees Celsius turn Taipingshan’s Cueifong Lake white
太平山零下四度 翠峰湖染白美不勝收

A scene of the area around Cueifong Lake, blanketed in frost.

Photo courtesy of the Taipingshan National Forest Recreation Area

Taiwan has been hit with a cold spell of late, and early on Feb. 1 temperatures in the Taipingshan National Forest Recreation Area of Yilan County fell to minus 4 degrees Celsius. As there wasn’t sufficient water vapor in the atmosphere it didn’t actually snow, but the low temperatures caused a frost to form, and the recreation area turned into a world of white. In the environs of Cueifong Lake, in particular, the grassland and forested areas were blanketed in a thin layer of frost, with workers in the recreation area waking to a surprising scene that looked for all the world like they were in a northern European country.

(Translated by Paul Cooper, Taipei Times)



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