22 Dec '11, 11pm

Wet Christmas with possible flash floods, says NEA

From Christmas Eve until Boxing Day on Monday, a monsoon surge in the region is expected to intensify, bringing intermittent moderate to heavy rain and occasional windy conditions. -- ST PHOTO: NEO XIAO BIN It is going to be a wet Christmas, with possible flash floods, says the National Environment Agency (NEA). From Christmas Eve until Boxing Day on Monday, a monsoon surge in the region is expected to intensify, bringing intermittent moderate to heavy rain and occasional windy conditions. High tides of up to 3.2m are expected, and along with the heavy rain, could lead to localised flash floods. This festive dampener is due to the north-east monsoon which typically occurs between November and March, and which sees most rain falling in December and January. It usually brings periods of prolonged widespread moderate to heavy rain lasting two to five days, occasional gusts of...

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