Weather warning: wind and rain

The wind warning's valid until midnight. Credit: Ben Birchall/PA Wire

The Met Office has a yellow 'be aware' warning of strong winds for much of Wales starting at three o'clock this afternoon:

Gwynedd, Isle of Anglesey, Powys, Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion, Neath Port Talbot, Swansea, Pembrokeshire, Rhonnda Cynon Taff, Bridgend, Merthyr Tydfil, Vale of Glamorgan, Caerphilly, Blaenau Gwent, Cardiff, Newport, Torfaen, and Monmouthshire.

Heavy rain's on the way. Credit: Â CARSTENÂ REHDER

Meanwhile Natural Resources Wales (NRW) is advising people to be alert for the possibility of localised flooding across Wales over the coming days as heavy rainfall is forecast.

It says a band of persistent, heavy rainfall is expected to affect mid, west and south Wales from this morning through into Thursday morning.

As the rainfall makes its way into rivers, there's a chance that some flood alerts or flood warnings may be triggered in some areas.

NRW says with fallen leaves still covering the ground, there's also a risk that drains could become blocked, causing flooding to road surfaces.

The forecast remains unsettled, with further bands of heavy rain forecast for later in the week.