Heavy downpours are set to hit North Wales and parts of Cheshire and the Wirral 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.

There is a small chance that homes and businesses could become flooded and fast flowing water that could cause danger to lives.

Drivers may find that their journeys take longer while there could be delays or cancellations to train and bus services.

A Met Office spokesman said: "Rain is expected to become heavy and persistent across parts of north Wales on Thursday, with many places seeing 20mm to 30 mm of rain. 
"Strong northeasterly winds are expected to bring large amounts of rain to north facing hills with the potential for 50mm to 70mm of rain which may lead to some flooding."

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."