21.9°C at Woodlands, Changi & Pulau Ubin on Aug. 20 morning

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Ashley Tan | August 20, 2021, 05:20 PM

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Many parts of Singapore experienced heavy rain on Friday (Aug. 20) morning.

A flash flood was also reported along Tampines Avenue 10 and Pasir Ris Drive 12, leaving 13 vehicles stalled and half submerged in the water.

25 people evacuated from four of these vehicles prior to SCDF's arrival.

Meanwhile, five people from four of these vehicles were brought to safety under nearby sheltered areas, and one person was conveyed to Changi General Hospital for leg pains.

Choa Chu Kang with highest daily total rainfall

In an update later in the afternoon, the National Environment Agency (NEA) shared that the rain was heaviest in the central, northern and eastern parts of Singapore.

As of 1pm, the highest daily total rainfall recorded was at Hougang (112.1mm), Choa Chu Kang (111mm) and Paya Lebar (107.8mm).

Choa Chu Kang also had the highest rainfall intensity over 60 minutes of 95.8mm.

For reference, the highest ever recorded 60-minute rainfall intensity is 147.0mm on Nov. 2, 1995.

21.9°C at three areas this morning

In fact, today's bout of rain also led to certain parts of Singapore experiencing cooling temperatures.

The lowest temperature recorded this morning was 21.9°C at Changi, Pulau Ubin and Woodlands.

Wet weather for rest of August

Cloudy skies with light to moderate rain clearing in the afternoon can be expected for the rest of today, NEA added.

Meteorological Service Singapore (MSS) said its its fortnightly weather update stated that the second half of August would see short-duration thundery showers in the afternoon on most days.

On a few days, widespread moderate to heavy thundery showers are expected as well.

The daily temperature will range between 24°C and 33°C on most days, but the daily maximum temperature could still reach a high of around 34°C on a few days

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