2006-07 Southeast Asian floods

The 2006-07 Southeast Asian floods were a series of floods that hit Malaysia, Indonesia and Singapore. The floods were due to having a higher than average rainfall in the affected areas, which was attributed to Typhoon Utor which had hit the Philippines and Vietnam a few days earlier. The floods were during the festive season of Christmas and New Year's Day, with places in southern Malaysia, being worst hit. During the week starting on 18 December 2006, a series of floods hit the Peninsular Malaysian states of Johor, Malacca, Pahang and Negeri Sembilan as well as Singapore. Later, the Sumatra island as well as Aceh in Indonesia was badly hit as well.

In Singapore the 24-hour rainfall recorded on 19 December was 366 mm, the third highest recorded rainfall in 75 years. There was a heavy rain during that two weeks, with rain occurring almost every day.

Later that week, beginning 22 December, North Sumatra and Aceh experienced abnormal rainfall which also caused flooding.

ee also

*Floods in Malaysia
*2006-2007 Malaysian floods


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