Extreme weather

askST: What causes strong wind gusts in Singapore?

Low De Wei speaks to Dr Koh Tieh Yong, associate professor of atmospheric science at Singapore University of Social Sciences, to find out more about these freak events.

Flying dustbins, flipping boats and falling trees.

Thunderstorms here do not often result in such effects but, last week, farms and nurseries were flattened in the Lim Chu Kang area after it was hit by heavy wind and rain.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on April 07, 2018, with the headline 'What causes strong wind gusts in Singapore?'. Print Edition | Subscribe