Heavy downpours are set to hit North Wales on Thursday with the threat of flooding in some areas.

Up to 70mm of rain is expected to lash down on the region with strong winds also forecast.

The Met Office has issued a yellow warning of rain from 9am on Thursday until midnight.

The warning covers all areas of North Wales except Anglesey, Llyn Peninsula and areas of south Gwynedd.

The Met Office said: "Rain is expected to become heavy and persistent across parts of north Wales on Thursday, with many places seeing 20-30 mm of rain.

"Strong northeasterly winds are expected to bring large amounts of rain to north facing hills with the potential for 50-70mm of rain which may lead to some flooding."

The Met Office say there is a small chance that homes and businesses could be flooded, causing damage to some buildings.

They added: "Spray and flooding could lead to difficult driving conditions and some road closures.

"There is a small chance that some communities become cut off by flooded roads.

"There is a slight chance of power cuts and loss of other services to some homes and businesses."