As a country that experiences a tropical climate, Singapore is generally humid all year round with occasional rainfall and frequent sunshine. However, in the recent months, Singapore is experiencing inter-monsoon conditions, characterised by warm weather and moderate to heavy thundery showers falling mostly in the afternoon and occasionally extending into the evening, which are expected to persist into May.
Given these conditions, flash floods are highly likely to occur. One area that most recently felt the impact of the heavy rainfall was Clementi.
Unusually heavy rain on Tuesday morning (May 1) caused flooding and left some shops and hawker stalls waterlogged in Clementi areas.
At the Block 448 Clementi Market and Food Centre along Clementi Avenue 3, rainwater that seeped in the air vents, which were designed for ventilation, caused an eventual flooding within the compound.
Concurring with Mr Tan, Jurong GRC MP, global warming and climate change is real, taking into account an unprecedented cold spell that occurred earlier this year.