Monday, Jul 28, 2014Monday, Jul 28, 2014
Singapore
 

Storm downs trees, causes traffic jams

Published on Jul 10, 2014 8:53 AM
 
A tree uprooted by strong wind and heavy rain crashed onto a taxi in Bishan Street 22 yesterday morning. The Sumatra squall hit at about 6am and lasted five hours. Flash floods hit Commonwealth Lane and the Kranji Expressway slip road to Woodlands Road. -- PHOTO: STOMP

Violent storms lashed Singapore early yesterday morning, toppling trees and causing traffic jams.

The Sumatra squall hit at about 6am and lasted five hours.

From 6.10am to 7.10am, 96.8mm of rain fell at Mandai, the Meteorological Service Singapore said. The highest recorded one-hour rainfall for the month of July was 109.6mm in 2010.

It said that the top wind speed yesterday morning was 59.8kmh, near Changi. The highest recorded wind speed for the month of July was 84.6kmh in 2012.

 
If you are not a subscriber, you can get instant, unlimited access here

Videos