Motorists warned after car swept away in Vale of Glamorgan flood

South Wales Police have warned motorists to avoid flooded roads after a car was swept away in the Vale of Glamorgan.

Torrential rain this week has caused flash floods across many parts of Wales, with the Met Office extending a yellow weather warning for heavy rain until Monday (November 1).

An image shared by South Wales Police Vale of Glamorgan shows a vehicle almost completely submerged in floodwater near the town of St Brides Major.

“#CAUTION Drivers are reminded to avoid flooded roads especially in the Vale of Glamorgan,” the force wrote. “Flooded vehicle located near #StBridesMajor.”

Police added that the driver survived the ordeal.

“Luckily driver safe and well,” they tweeted.

Almost four inches of rain was forecast in some parts of Wales on Friday, with travel disrupted across many areas and the M4 experiencing significant delays.

Some parts of the country have already seen a month’s rainfall in less than 18 hours. An additional 30mm is forecast for the upcoming days, with the torrential downpour showing no sign of slowing down.

The Met Office has warned of “heavy rain leading to some flooding and disruption in places”.

“Bus and train services probably affected with journey times taking longer,” it added, noting that “spray and flooding” is also likely to have an adverse effect on journey times.

By Sunday, the South East and Cardiff are predicted to be the worst affected. By Monday, the rain is forecast to mainly affect North Wales.

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