Flash floods hit various parts of Singapore

SINGAPORE - Heavy downpour hit various parts of Singapore on Wednesday and Thursday, causing flash floods in Serangoon, Bukit Timah, Toa Payoh and Orchard Road.

Despite the sudden heavy rainfall, water levels dropped quickly and traffic was not severely affected, PUB said on Wednesday.

Yesterday, a driver lost control of his car while travelling in heavy rain and crashed into a canal after colliding with another car.

Strong currents carried the car down the canal for more than 50m.

Weather forecasts on the PUB website predicted heavy rainfall for the rest of Thursday in the northern, eastern and western parts on Singapore.

Torrential rain is expected over the next few weeks as a result of the inter-monsoon season which usually lasts till late November.

Singapore is expected to receive more rainfall during the north-east monsoon season which is expected to last from December to March.

To monitor the capacity of drains during this period, the PUB plans to install 56 more closed- circuit television (CCTV) cameras around the island in addition to the 66 already in place.

Readers can access current weather information and flood warnings via the AsiaOne weather page.

ljessica@sph.com.sg

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