13 Oct '11, 2am

Strong winds, heavy rain 'not unusual' for this time of year, NEA says

Strong winds, heavy rain 'not unusual' for this time of year, NEA says

Wind gusts uprooted casuarina trees on Pulau Hantu last week. The National Environment Agency said the recent bad weather was due mainly to Sumatra squalls. -- PHOTO: COURTESY OF LYNETTE LOKE By Grace Chua A spate of early-morning squalls has toppled trees from Ang Mo Kio to Pulau Hantu, but experts said the wet and windy weather is not unheard-of for this time of year. On Tuesday, an uprooted tree at Lower Delta Road fell and hit a taxi, trapping its driver inside until Singapore Civil Defence Force officers could free her. Last week, towering casuarina trees on the southern island of Pulau Hantu were uprooted by strong winds, startling National University of Singapore researchers there to conduct studies. The National Environment Agency (NEA) said the bad weather was due mainly to Sumatra squalls - lines of thunderstorms moving east - which are common during the south-we...

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