Flash Floods in Singapore

Many parts of Singapore, including central areas, suffered from flash floods during the morning of Thursday 5th September. The flash floods were caused by thunderstorms and unusually heavy rainfall. The floods blocked roads and caused difficulties for commuters.

floods singapore
Photo: Facebook / Minsoon Lee

Singapore’s Public Utilities Board (PUB) issued warnings of “heavy flood risk” in many areas in Singapore. Further warnings can be found on the PUB Facebook page here.

The PUB said:

Heavy rain fell over the central and western parts of Singapore this morning from 8.15am to 9.30am. The heaviest rainfall was recorded at Kent Ridge with a rainfall of 102.8mm from 8.10am to 9.40am. It peaked between 8.15am to 8.50am, with a rainfall of 82.2mm.

One of the worst affected areas was the Commonwealth Avenue and Commonwealth Drive area, as can be seen in this video clip.

The Public Utilities Board issued flash flood warnings, and advised the public to exercise extra caution.

[mappress mapid=”98″]

Sources: In Sing