Strong Winds Create ‘Reverse Waterfalls’ in Australia

Did you know there’s such a thing as a “reverse waterfall”? Perhaps more appropriately called a water rise, the phenomenon is caused when extremely high winds batter a cliff face, and it happened over the weekend at Royal National Park just outside Sydney, Australia.

The reverse waterfalls spotted at Royal National Park this past weekend were a result of torrential rains combined with wind speeds off the coast that reached up to ~45mph on Sunday. As those winds hit the sheer cliff face, they did so with such force that they pushed the waterfalls into the air and back onto land.

Check out aerial footage of the phenomenon, captured by local news, below:

Pretty neat, though sticklers will probably point out that “reverse waterfall” is a bit of a misnomer.

If you want to see more cool/strange/interesting natural phenomena, check out this beautiful Yosemite Falls rainbow phenomenon, scroll through photos of a temperature inversion phenomenon that filled the Grand Canyon with fog, or feast your eyes on the frozen waves in this alpine Colorado lake.

(via NDTV)

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