Flash floods reported in parts of Singapore after heavy rain

Flash floods reported in parts of Singapore after heavy rain

flash floods monday Jun 3
At least three cars are stuck in flood water on a slip road towards Benjamin Sheares bridge after Ophir Road. (Screengrabs: Aedel Who)

SINGAPORE: Flash floods were reported in various parts of Singapore after heavy rain on Monday (Jun 3), with some vehicles getting stuck in high water.

Pictures and videos posted on social media show cars struggling to get through the floods and traffic backing up on several roads.

The National Environment Agency (NEA) warned on Monday afternoon of heavy thundery showers over many areas of Singapore between 1.30pm and 2.30pm.

"PUB says flash floods may occur in the event of heavy rain," it added.

At least three cars were stuck in flood water on a slip road towards Benjamin Sheares Bridge from Ophir Road at around 2.15pm.

"I was on the opposite side when I saw the cars stuck (in the water). I parked my car at the side, brought out my umbrella and tried to help them," said Mr Aedel Who.

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Flash floods occurred near Benjamin Sheares Bridge around 2pm. (Screengrabs: Aedel Who)

Police officers were at the scene to help drivers, with a traffic jam forming as vehicles struggled to cross the submerged road.

High water level was also seen along Craig Road in Tanjong Pagar, where cars had to drive through flood water.

Ms Razeena Sahrin told CNA that heavy rain started pouring in the area at around 1.30pm.

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Cars drive through as flash flood hits Craig Road. (Screengrab: Razeena Sahrin)

Water agency PUB said at around 2pm that the flood along Craig Road had subsided.

Flash floods also occurred along Commonwealth Lane, according to PUB, while several areas, including Leng Kee Road, Somerset Road and Ganges Avenue were marked as having "high flood risk".

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Heavy rain also inundated a construction site in the one-north business park area.

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Flash flood hits a construction site in one-north. (Photo: Kevin Kwang)

The Singapore Meteorological Services said last Friday that rainfall in the first half of June will likely be "above-normal over most parts of Singapore".

Thundery showers can be expected mostly in the late morning and early afternoon on six to eight days, it added.

Passing Sumatra squalls could also bring thundery showers and occasional gusty winds in the morning over two to three days.

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Source: CNA/jt(mi/aj)

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