Singapore's ability to forecast rainfall will get a boost by the first quarter of 2022

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Audrey Tan

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Straits Times, the

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An enhanced smart system to forecast rainfall here with greater accuracy will be completed by the first quarter of 2022, boosting the Republic's suite of tools to respond more quickly to flash floods.

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The current system is able to predict rainfall intensity 30 minutes in advance with an accuracy of 65 per cent. The enhancements will help to further improve the accuracy and increase radar coverage islandwide.

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Another $1.4 billion will be invested over the next five years in drainage improvement works.

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