Flood risk warnings after heavy showers in Singapore

Heavy rain floods Hougang Avenue 8 on Aug 30, 2021. Thundery showers are expected to continue for the rest of the week.
Heavy rain floods Hougang Avenue 8 on Aug 30, 2021. Thundery showers are expected to continue for the rest of the week.ST PHOTO: ONG WEE JIN
Heavy rain at Chinatown on Aug 31, 2021. Thundery showers are expected to continue for the rest of the week.
Heavy rain at Chinatown on Aug 31, 2021. Thundery showers are expected to continue for the rest of the week.ST PHOTO: GIN TAY

SINGAPORE - Heavy showers lashed Singapore on Tuesday morning (Aug 31), sparking flash flood warnings in several areas.

As at 3pm, there were no reports of floods.

The Meteorological Service Singapore (MSS), a unit under the National Environment Agency, had at about 7.40am issued a warning of moderate to heavy rain falling over central and western Singapore and heavy rain in the east.

At 8.20am, the national water agency PUB said water levels in drains in Commonwealth Lane and Commonwealth Drive were near full capacity following heavy morning showers. 

But by 8.35am, the water levels had subsided to about 90 per cent capacity. 

Over in the industrial area of Tanjong Penjuru, water level sensors showed that drains there had reached at least 90 per cent capacity at about 9am. But water levels fell soon after. 

The public is advised to be cautious of flood risks as thundery showers are expected to continue for the rest of the week.

According to the MSS website, the lowest recorded temperature on Tuesday was 23.8 deg C in Novena at 8am.