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Downpour in many areas brings relief from dry spell; more rain expected

Published on Mar 16, 2014 11:54 AM

Heavy rain gave many parts of Singapore a proper soaking late Sunday morning and much needed relief from the country's record-breaking dry spell.

The National Environment Agency's (NEA) 3-hour Nowcast - which tracks rainfall patterns - showed thundery showers across the entire island with readers reporting rain in most areas.

Minister for the Environment and Water Resources, Dr Vivian Balakrishnan, wrote on his Facebook page on Sunday: "A nice walk in Gardens by the Bay on a cool clear morning, topped up with a welcome sprinkling of RAIN."

The nation was already given a small taste of the rain with light and passing showers on Saturday. And much to the relief of many, there will be more wet weather to come with NEA forecasting afternoon showers over the next three days. In an advisory issued on Saturday, it said that the current dry phase of the northeast monsoon is expected to transition to the inter-monsoon period in the last week of March. The inter-monsoon period generally brings more rain.

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