Firefighters from Wellington have been called out to seven water-related rescue incidents in the last four days which have seen heavy rain and flooding in the area.

And the fire crews are urging people to take care as wet weather conditions are set to continue.

A fire service spokesperson said on Sunday: "In the last 4 days crews have attended 7 water rescue related incidents. Please take care on the roads with conditions forecast not to improve in the near future with ice and further rain."

Wellington firefighters at a flood incident
Wellington firefighters at a flood incident (Wellington Fire Station)

Incidents have included helping the driver of a van to safety after his vehicle became stuck in floodwater heading towards Wellington on the A38 on Saturday morning.

Pictures from the scene showed a large white van standing in flood water on the road near Willowbrook Garden Centre, on a bend known as Piccadilly Corner, near Ham.

The stranded van and flood water caused traffic delays on the main route between Wellington and Taunton for much of the day.

Van stranded on A38 near Wellington
Van stranded on A38 near Wellington (Wellington Fire Station)

In another callout on the same day, the crew was sent to rescue a motorist from a flooded road at Nynehead.

It appeared that the motorist had driven past a flood gauge at the side of the road into deep water, where the vehicle became stranded.

A spokesperson said after that incident: "Please pay attention to road closed and road safety signs in these conditions."

Taunton firefighters were called out to rescue two people and a six-month-old baby from a car in flood water near Creech St Michael on Saturday.

One of the seven flooding incidents attended by Wellington Fire crews in four days
One of the seven flooding incidents attended by Wellington Fire crews in four days (Wellington Fire Station)

Devon and Somerset Fire Service has urged people not to put themselves and others at risk during heavy rain and flooding.

A spokesperson said: "Please do not put yourself in danger by driving into the floodwater, find an alternative route. It may put minutes on your journey, but this is better than ruining your vehicle."

The service says just 30cm of flood water is enough to move a vehicle, and water just six inches deep can wash someone off their feet.

Firefighters wear water rescue equipment and check for hidden obstacles when they enter flood water to carry out a rescue.