Coastal Taichung was been bombarded by heavy rain on the night of May 26, with roads flooding in Shalu and Qingshui. The Central Weather Bureau issued heavy rain advisories for 16 municipalities on May 27.
Pouring rain has transformed the road into a river. Drivers have no choice but to slow down. After an entire day of rain, water levels in Taichung's Shatian were mid-tire high.
Local Resident: “The drainage ditches are too small, and they're not connected to the Nanshan drainage system. That's why the entire area was flooded (on the 26th).”
This amateur footage shows how bad the rain was in Taichung's coastal areas. Many roads were flooded and had to be closed, including Shalu's Beishi East Road and Zhongshan Road. According to the Central Weather Bureau, several weather monitoring stations in Taichung reported over 300 millimeters of rain between midnight on the 26th and 11 a.m. on the 27th. Longjin received 350 millimeters of rain. The bureau has issued heavy rain advisories for Taichung and Changhua.
Liu Pei-teng, CWB Forecaster: “Greater Taichung, including Taichung, Changhua and mountainous areas, may see heavy rain (on the 27th). Heavy rain is also likely in the western hemisphere (on the 27th). Everyone should be on alert.”
The bureau says western Taiwan could see showers or thunderstorms along with heavy or torrential rain in certain areas. Parts of eastern Taiwan could also see heavy rain until the current front moves north on the 28th.
大雨滂沱一直下， 馬路變成黃色河流， 車輛經過激起大片水花，騎士經過只能放慢小心。台中沙鹿的沙田，經過一整天的大雨， 路面積水已經快要半個輪胎高。
有民眾拍下畫面， 台中海線地區從前一天晚上就持續下起大雨， 包括沙鹿市區的北勢東路、中山路， 都有多個路段因為積水封閉， 甚至還有騎士因此摔倒。根據氣象局觀測資料，台中彰化海線從昨日開始雨勢最明顯，包括台中龍井、清水等幾個觀測站，從昨日0時起到今日11時，雨量累積超過300毫米，其中龍井已經有350毫米的雨量，而氣象局持續對台中和彰化發布豪雨特報。