Heavy rain causes flash floods in parts of Singapore

AP file photo
AP file photo

Thundery showers over much of Singapore on Monday morning (8 January) caused flash floods in several parts of the island. The National Environment Agency warned that moderate to heavy thundery showers with gusty winds were expected in the late morning and late afternoon.

The heavy rain led to flash floods.

According to national water agency PUB, water levels in New Upper Changi Road, Chai Chee Road, Tampines Road were at or above 90 per cent early in the morning, indicating a high flood risk. Later, Paya Lebar Road, Arumugam Road, and Bedok Canal at Upper Changi Road East were listed as high flood risk areas.

Flash floods were reported along Tampines Road, but traffic was passable.

However, a flash flood at Jalan Nipah was said to be not passable.

Another flood was reported at the Sims Avenue/Tanjong Katong Road junction, with traffic passable.

Arumugam Road was also flooded but traffic there was passable, too.

The junction of Bedok Road and Upper Changi Road East was also reported to be flooded.

Tampines Ave 12 junction was also reported to be flooded.

One Twitter user posted photos of the flood.

By late morning, all floods were reported by PUB to have subsided.