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Updated: 03/03/2014 22:40 | By Channel NewsAsia

Dry spell set to continue in S'pore despite brief downpour

Dry spell set to continue in S'pore despite brief downpour


Dry spell set to continue in S'pore despite brief downpour

SINGAPORE: Residents in the west of Singapore enjoyed a slight reprieve from the dry spell on Monday as rain fell for the first time in weeks.

Brief showers were reported on Monday, between 4.45pm and 5.30pm, in various parts of western Singapore, such as Jurong West, Tuas and Choa Chu Kang.

The rainfall recorded in Tuas was between 0.2mm and 15.2mm.

The Land Transport Authority (LTA) reported on its Twitter feed that there were flash floods on the PIE towards Tuas at the AYE exit.

It said that the water was cleared at around 6.50pm.

The downpour, however, does not mark the end of Singapore's dry spell.

A Meteorological Service Singapore (MSS) spokesperson said: "The showers were due to local wind convergence over the south western areas.

"Singapore is still in the dry phase of the northeast monsoon.

"The current dry weather conditions are expected to persist in the first half of March. For the next few days, mainly fair and warm conditions are expected."  - CNA/xq

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