Heavy rain causes flooding in several areas of Singapore on Saturday afternoon

Cars stranded by flooding along Yio Chu Kang Road outside the Church of St Vincent de Paul.
Cars stranded by flooding along Yio Chu Kang Road outside the Church of St Vincent de Paul. ST PHOTO: AARON LOW
Cars stranded by flooding along Yio Chu Kang Road outside the Church of St Vincent de Paul.
Cars stranded by flooding along Yio Chu Kang Road outside the Church of St Vincent de Paul. ST PHOTO: AARON LOW
Flooding at the junction between Hougang Avenue 8 and Hougang Avenue 6
Flooding at the junction between Hougang Avenue 8 and Hougang Avenue 6PHOTO: LYRREL TAN
Flooding at the junction between Hougang Avenue 8 and Hougang Avenue 6
Flooding at the junction between Hougang Avenue 8 and Hougang Avenue 6 PHOTO: LYRREL TAN
Flooding at the junction between Hougang Avenue 8 and Hougang Avenue 6
Flooding at the junction between Hougang Avenue 8 and Hougang Avenue 6PHOTO: LYRREL TAN
Flooding at the junction between Hougang Avenue 8 and Hougang Avenue 6
Flooding at the junction between Hougang Avenue 8 and Hougang Avenue 6PHOTO: LYRREL TAN
Flooding at the junction between Hougang Avenue 8 and Hougang Avenue 6
Flooding at the junction between Hougang Avenue 8 and Hougang Avenue 6PHOTO: LYRREL TAN

SINGAPORE - Heavy rain caused flooding in several areas of Singapore on Saturday afternoon.

The National Environment Agency (NEA) had earlier warned of thundery showers with gusty wind expected over the northern, eastern and central areas of the island between 4.05pm and 5pm on Dec 5.

Updates by the Public Utilities Board (PUB) on its Twitter page indicated that some roads were a high flood risk, with water levels rising to 100 per cent.

It said in a tweet at 4.47pm that flash floods had occurred at Lorong Buangkok and that traffic was impassable.

The Straits Times reported that at least two cars were stranded outside the Church of St Vincent de Paul along Yio Chu Kang Road.

A community plaza in a HDB estate in Ang Mo Kio was also filled with rainwater.


A community plaza flooded with rainwater in Ang Mo Kio. PHOTO: CHOY WENG MENG

Netizens also shared their photos and experiences of the situation on social media.