Heavy rain causes flash floods at Yishun, Mandai Road

Heavy rain causes flash floods at Yishun, Mandai Road

Flash flood Yishun
Heavy downpour in Yishun slowed traffic in some areas. (Photo: KtLatif KtLatif/Facebook) 

SINGAPORE: A heavy downpour on Saturday afternoon (Nov 18) caused flash floods at Yishun and along Mandai Road, said national water agency PUB.

It warned in a Facebook post at about 4.45pm that water level at Yishun Avenue 2, Yishun Avenue 5 as well as Mandai Road had risen, and there was a "high flood risk". 

At one HDB carpark in Yishun, the wheels of vehicles were partially submerged, as seen in a video by Channel NewsAsia reader Johan Fayd Kamal Doral. 

Heavy rain fell over many parts of Singapore in the afternoon. 

The National Environment Agency (NEA) had put out a heavy rain warning at about 4.15pm, saying that moderate to heavy thundery showers with gusty winds were expected over many areas.

Amid the rain, several accidents were reported, including one at Sembawang Road at around 4.55pm. 

Two people were taken to Khoo Teck Puat Hospital, said the Singapore Civil Defence Force. 

sembawang road accident
An accident at the junction of Lorong Chencharu and Sembawang Road. 

According to the Met Service in an advisory on Friday, the wet weather experienced in the first half of November is expected to persist for the rest of the month

With November usually being the second-wettest month of the year after December, "moderate to heavy thundery showers" are expected mostly in the afternoons on six to eight days of the month, said the Met Service. 

Source: CNA/am