PUB issues high flood risk alert for MacPherson, Playfair Road; NEA says more rain over many areas in Singapore

NEA said that moderate to heavy thundery showers with gusty winds are expected to fall around many areas in Singapore, on Sept 8, 2018.
NEA said that moderate to heavy thundery showers with gusty winds are expected to fall around many areas in Singapore, on Sept 8, 2018.PHOTO: ST FILE

SINGAPORE - National water agency PUB announced a high flood risk for MacPherson and Playfair Road at around 7am on Saturday morning (Sept 8).

It said in a tweet on its official account the water level had risen to above 90 per cent and that there is high flood risk at MacPherson and Playfair Road. They later tweeted that the water level had fallen to below 90 per cent but maintained that there is still a high flood risk.

The National Environment Agency (NEA) also tweeted at around 7am that moderate to heavy thundery showers with gusty winds are expected to continue around many areas in Singapore.

NEA previously said on Aug 31 that the south-west monsoon conditions are expected to persist over Singapore and the region.

Thundery showers are expected for the first half of September, mostly in the late morning and early afternoon.