Wales

Weather warning as car plunges into south Wales canal

Car in canal at Neath Abbey, Neath Port Talbot Image copyright South Wales Police
Image caption The car went into a canal at Neath Abbey

Police have warned motorists to be vigilant in poor weather conditions after a car ended-up in a canal.

Parts of south and west Wales have a series of flood alerts in place following heavy downpours on Wednesday.

South Wales Police said all occupants of the car were safe after their vehicle plunged into the waterway at Neath Abbey, Neath Port Talbot.

The Met Office has issued a further weather warning for more rain in the region on Friday.

The heavy rain has led to flood alerts across parts of Carmarthenshire and Pembrokeshire, and on the north Gower coast.

A yellow Met Office warning for Wednesday predicted up to 60mm of rain could fall in the affected areas by midday.

It comes weeks after the fatal Storm Callum devastated the area.

The Met Office yellow warning for Friday is for both heavy rain and strong winds and runs from 09:00 until 21:00.

The warning means there could be an impact on travel times and the possibility of some flooding.

"Some intense bursts of rain, as well as autumn leaf fall blocking drains, increases the likelihood of impacts," the Met Office had said.

Flooding of "a few" homes and businesses is likely with spray and surface water causing road and rail delays.

Image copyright Met Office
Image caption Friday's warning of heavy rain and strong winds covers a slightly smaller area.

The rain will be accompanied by strong winds with gusts of 50mph are possible inland, and perhaps 60mph around some coasts.

The Met Office says coastal routes, sea fronts and coastal communities will be affected by spray and large waves.

Yellow is the lowest of three categories of Met Office warnings which also include amber and red.

Amber and yellow are based on the likelihood and possible impacts while red means dangerous weather is expected.

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