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Flash Floods in Singapore

Updated: Nov 30, 2020

November is the start of the northeast monsoon season in Singapore with an abundant 256.5mm of rain. The average temperatures of 23.9°C to 31.1°C with a humidity of 86%, a very welcoming respite from the heat and humidity we face most of the time.

The huge amount of rainfall however caused upheaval yesterday where flash floods and fallen trees affected traffic in some parts of Singapore. In a report by Channel News Asia on 2nd Nov 2020, intense rainfall across Singapore in the afternoon caused flash floods in three locations - Upper Paya Lebar Road, Lorong Gambir and Mount Vernon Road.

As drivers, one of the horrors we have is to be stuck in flash flood that can destroy our engines and total our cars. Here are areas to avoid during this season if it rains heavily and there is a chance of flash floods happening.

1. Hong Kah area

2. Second Chin Bee Road

3. Commonwealth Ave / Commonwealth Drive / Queensway

4. Jalan Mat Jambol

5. Neo Pee Teck Lane/ Pasir Panjang Road

6. Admiralty Road West near Sembawang shipyard

7. Jalan Taman

8. Stevens Road/ Balmoral Road

9. Farrer Park Area (including Thomson Road / Derbyshire Road) / Farrer Park Field

10. Waterloo St / Albert St / Bencoolen St / Prinsep St

11. Jalan Besar Area

12. King George’s Avenue (People’s Association HQ)

13. CTE near Slip Road to Moulmein Road

14. Jalan Mashor

15. Delta Road/ River Valley Road/ Delta Avenue

16. Alexandra Road / Jervois Road/ Bishopsgate Road

17. Lower Delta Road / Alexandra Road

18. Beach Road

19. Margaret Drive/ Tanglin Road

20. South Bridge Rd/ North Canal Rd/ Upp Hokien St/ Upp Pickering St

21. Indus Road

22. Zion Rd (Boys' Brigade HQ)

23. Langsat Road Area

24. Rose Lane

25. Sennett Estate (Puay Hee Avenue, Siang Kuang Ave, Wan Tho Ave, Jalan Kemboja, Mulberry Ave and Jalan Wangi)

26. Meyer Road / Fort Road / Arthur Road / Margate Road / Ramsgate Road

27. Jalan Seaview/ Tanjong Katong Road South

28. Jalan Gembira

29. Jalan Benaan Kapal

30. Service road off Tampines Road (near Jalan Teliti)

31. Lorong Buangkok

32. Mimosa Walk List of Flood Prone Areas in Singapore (in PUB Website)

33. Mindef’s Changi Camp off Farnborough Road

34. Bedok South Rd/ Bedok South Ave 1

35. Chin Cheng Ave

36. Lorong H Telok Kurau near Siglap Canal

37. Upp East Coast Road (junction with Parbury Avenue)

38. New Upper Changi Road (Chye Heng Garden)

Are these places that you frequent?

Make a mental note to avoid these places or bookmark this page for reference when it rains heavily.

I will be blogging about insurance claims from vehicles damaged in floods in my next article. If these are topics that interest you, follow us on facebook and subscribe to our blog at

Stay safe!


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