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Watch: Dramatic video captures Anglesey lightning strike

Temperatures in Wales reached as high as 32 degrees earlier this week, but as is often the case, they were followed in places by thunderstorms.

Liz Dixon managed to capture this dramatic video of lightning in Anglesey.

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Huge bus fire in Cardiff city centre

A bus has caught fire in Cardiff city centre, near the Angel Hotel on Castle Street.

The front part of the bus can be seen covered in flames.
Flames and a huge cloud of smoke were seen coming from the bus. Credit: @TWeatherburn
Emergency services were quick to attend the scene. Credit: @TWeatherburn

Two engines from South Wales Fire service and officers from South Wales Police were sent to the area.

There's been no reports of any injuries.

Temperatures in Wales set to soar to 30C

June saw sunbathers at Barry. Credit: Ben Birchall/PA Wire

Forecasters say a mini-heatwave will see the temperature rise in parts of Wales to 30C (86F) today.

Yesterday saw Cardiff reach 28.7C (84F) although Mid and West Wales are expected to see the highest temperatures today.

But the hot and humid air is expected to trigger thunderstorms across much of the UK from this evening until late on Wednesday, with a severe weather warning for rain and the possibility of flash-flooding.


Welsh betting shops take part in Gamble Aware Week

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Betting shops across Wales are due to take part in Gamble Aware Week from today.

Throughout the week, the windows in betting shops will be taken over with Gamble Aware Week posters that highlight the message, "Never bet more than you can afford to lose."

This comes as new mandatory alerts on electronic gaming machines are introduced. Player will be alerted when they spend £150 or play for 20 minutes. This compares to the £250 and 30 minutes alerts previously in place.

We are really pleased to launch this year’s Gamble Aware Week, which emphasises the importance the bookmaking industry places on encouraging our customers to bet safely and responsibly.

All our staff working in Wales are committed to putting responsible gambling at the heart of all we do, and Gamble Aware Week is a key element of that commitment. The drop in sessions being held in Cardiff will be a key part of the week.

The introduction of the new mandatory alerts on gaming machines are an important part of our wider responsible gambling agenda and will help customers to monitor and balance their leisure experience.

– Malcolm George, Chief Executive of the Association of British Bookmakers
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