Northern, central Singapore hit by flash floods


Flood in Paya Lebar. (Photo courtesy of @angeejin)

Several areas in northern and central Singapore were hit by flash floods following a heavy downpour on Wednesday afternoon.

Ang Mo Kio, Bishan, Balestier, Commonwealth, Serangoon Gardens, Paya Lebar and Yishun were among several places that were affected.

Users of microblogging platform Twitter were quick to react, posting updates and pictures.

@OngWeiZhong tweeted, "Floods at Commonwealth Avenue, claiming the bus stops. Wear your swimming attire at all times."

Another, @pohui tweeted, "Heavy downpour at Bishand and AMK, AMK station flooded, Kallang River almost burst."

@DewZW tweeted, "Flood at Balestier Road" along with a video.

Yishun Interchange is submerged in the flash floods on Wednesday. (Photo courtesy of @nerolijasmine)

Earlier in the day, the National Enviroment Agency had issued a warning that flash floods could occur in low-lying areas of Singapore.

Bus stops are affected by the flash floods. (Photo from Twitter)

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