Cars abandoned on flooded roads as heavy rain causes chaos across UK

A stranded driver had to be rescued from her flooded car as heavy downpours turned roads into rivers and caused delays for rail passengers.

Commuters in Birmingham and Southampton abandoned their cars on roads that became submerged by flash floods on Tuesday.

In Southampton, a woman had to be rescued from her car as vehicles struggled to make it through flooded roads in "appalling" weather conditions.

A driver was rescued when their car became trapped in flooding by a rail bridge in Aberdare in South Wales.

Rail passengers in London, the West Midlands and South Wales faced severe delays on their way to work or school as tracks were flooded or blocked by fallen trees.

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The Met Office has issued a 'danger to life' warning for rain with up to 70mm expected as severe weather – linked to the remnants of Hurricane Humberto – lashes much of the UK on the second day of autumn.

Three flood warnings were in place in England as of 10am – for Upper Frome from Maiden Newton to Dorchester, Upper Frome at Maiden Newton, and Ifield Brook and the River Mole at Ifield and the River Mole at Lowfield Heath.

There were 27 flood alerts across the rest of the country.

In Wales, flood alerts had been issued for three places – Rivers Llynfi and Ogmore, River Ely and River Ewenny and Vale of Glamorgan west.

In Longbridge, Birmingham, one road was under more than a foot of murky water as vehicles, including an ambulance, passed through it. A red car was abandoned.

The A448 Kidderminster road in Bromsgrove, Worcestershire, was also under water.

 Drivers in Surrey, south-west London and Colnbrook in Berkshire had to contend with surface flooding on their way to work.

The Travel Dorset Twitter account, run by Dorset Council, said there has been reports of "deep flooding" in parts of Dorchester.

South Wales Police said driving conditions were "really poor".

A landslip blocked the A4107 between Abergwynfi and Treorchy.

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