Wet wet wet: Photos of Singapore's heavy rain and strong winds

A woman braves the torrential rain at Toa Payoh on Nov 13, 2014. -- ST PHOTO: NG SOR LUAN
A woman braves the torrential rain at Toa Payoh on Nov 13, 2014. -- ST PHOTO: NG SOR LUAN
Taking shelter under a copy of Shin Min, a pedestrian braves the torrential rain in Toa Payoh on Nov 13, 2014. -- ST PHOTO: NG SOR LUAN
Taking shelter under a copy of Shin Min, a pedestrian braves the torrential rain in Toa Payoh on Nov 13, 2014. -- ST PHOTO: NG SOR LUAN
Pedestrians caught in the rain make a run for it at Jurong Gateway Road on Nov 13, 2014. -- ST PHOTO: ONG WEE JIN
Pedestrians caught in the rain make a run for it at Jurong Gateway Road on Nov 13, 2014. -- ST PHOTO: ONG WEE JIN
Workers clearing dead leaves and rubbish from drainage holes which caused a pool of water to collect at the junction of Ang Mo Kio Avenue 3 and Ang Mo Kio Street 23 on the afternoon of Nov 13, 2014. -- ST PHOTO: KUA CHEE SIONG
Workers clearing dead leaves and rubbish from drainage holes which caused a pool of water to collect at the junction of Ang Mo Kio Avenue 3 and Ang Mo Kio Street 23 on the afternoon of Nov 13, 2014. -- ST PHOTO: KUA CHEE SIONG
Workers clearing dead leaves and rubbish from drainage holes which caused a pool of water to collect at the junction of Ang Mo Kio Avenue 3 and Ang Mo Kio Street 23 on the afternoon of Nov 13, 2014. -- ST PHOTO: KUA CHEE SIONG
Workers clearing dead leaves and rubbish from drainage holes which caused a pool of water to collect at the junction of Ang Mo Kio Avenue 3 and Ang Mo Kio Street 23 on the afternoon of Nov 13, 2014. -- ST PHOTO: KUA CHEE SIONG
Pedestrians crossing the junction at Lorong 2 and Lorong 1 Toa Payoh under heavy downpour on Nov 13, 2014. -- ST PHOTO: KEVIN CP LIM
Pedestrians crossing the junction at Lorong 2 and Lorong 1 Toa Payoh under heavy downpour on Nov 13, 2014. -- ST PHOTO: KEVIN CP LIM
A man uses his bag to shield himself from the rain as he crosses the street in Toa Payoh on Nov 13, 2014. -- ST PHOTO: KUA CHEE SIONG
A man uses his bag to shield himself from the rain as he crosses the street in Toa Payoh on Nov 13, 2014. -- ST PHOTO: KUA CHEE SIONG
A cyclist holds an umbrella on Nov 13, 2014. -- ST PHOTO: KUA CHEE SIONG
A cyclist holds an umbrella on Nov 13, 2014. -- ST PHOTO: KUA CHEE SIONG
Pedestrians caught in the rain cross Jurong Gateway Road on Nov 13, 2014. -- ST PHOTO: ONG WEE JIN
Pedestrians caught in the rain cross Jurong Gateway Road on Nov 13, 2014. -- ST PHOTO: ONG WEE JIN
A cyclist on a bridge over the Bishan Park lake on the afternoon of Nov 13, 2014. -- ST PHOTO: KUA CHEE SIONG
A cyclist on a bridge over the Bishan Park lake on the afternoon of Nov 13, 2014. -- ST PHOTO: KUA CHEE SIONG
A rainbow seen from the Singapore Press Holding's building on Nov 12, 2014. -- ST PHOTO: JOYCE FANG
A rainbow seen from the Singapore Press Holding's building on Nov 12, 2014. -- ST PHOTO: JOYCE FANG
A double rainbow arches across the sky in a picture taken at Sembawang Beach on Nov 13, 2014. -- PHOTO: RACHEL LING
A double rainbow arches across the sky in a picture taken at Sembawang Beach on Nov 13, 2014. -- PHOTO: RACHEL LING

SINGAPORE - Heavy rain with thunder was experienced in many parts of Singapore on Thursday, sending people scrambling for their umbrellas and ponchos.

Thunderstorms, which are characterised by lighting with claps of thunder and strong wind gusts, occur mostly in the afternoons and are expected to persist over the weekend.

The weather improved towards the evening and the sun managed to shine through the clouds in certain areas of Singapore, proving that there's always a rainbow after the storm.