Wales

Car winched from Bridgend flood water after heavy rain

A Met Office satellite picture shows a map of the UK covered by a rain cloud Image copyright Met Office/Twitter
Image caption A Met Office satellite picture shows a map of the UK covered by cloud

Firefighters winched a car out of flood water as heavy rain and strong winds hit south Wales on Friday.

Two people managed to get out of the vehicle on Heronston Lane, Bridgend, before fire crews arrived at about 13:25 BST.

Adverse weather also caused delays and disruption for motorists.

Harbour Road on Barry Island, Vale of Glamorgan, was closed in both directions due to flooding between the A4055 and the A4050.

The road has since reopened.

Glamorgan's Twenty20 cricket game with Sussex in Cardiff on Friday night was delayed because of rain.

A yellow "be aware" warning was issued for most of south east and south west Wales, plus western parts of mid and north Wales until 19:00 on Friday.

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