The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for the whole of Wales for Thursday 24 November.

The yellow weather warning is for rain and wind. Spray and flooding on roads is expected, making journey times longer. Trains are also expected to be delayed. Delays for high-sided vehicles on exposed routes and bridges are likely, and there is a possibility for houses and businesses to be flooded.

A narrow band of heavy rain will move eastwards on Thursday morning, and into the afternoon. 10 to 15 mm is likely to fall in a 1 to 2 hour period, with around 20 mm in a few places. 

The Met Office’s advice for staying safe in a storm says before the storm, you should secure loose objects such as ladders, garden furniture or anything else that could be blown into windows and other glazing and break them, close and securely fasten doors and windows, particularly those on the windward side of the house, and especially large doors such as those on garages.

Also, you should park vehicles in a garage, if available; otherwise keep them clear of buildings, trees, walls and fences, and close and secure loft trapdoors with bolts, particularly if roof pitch is less than 30°.

The Met Office also says if the house is fitted with storm shutters over the windows then ensure that these are closed and fastened, and if chimney stacks are tall and in poor condition, move beds away from areas directly below them.

During the storm, the Met Office say you should stay indoors as much as possible. If you do go out, try not to walk or shelter close to buildings and trees, and keep away from the sheltered side of boundary walls and fences - if these structures fail, they will collapse on this side. Do not go outside to repair damage while the storm is taking place. If possible, enter and leave your house through doors in the sheltered side, closing them behind you. Take care when driving on exposed routes such as bridges, or high open roads, and delay your journey or find alternative routes if possible. Slow down and be aware of side winds, particular care should be taken if you are towing or are a high sided vehicle. Do not drive unless your journey is really necessary says the Met Office.

After the storm, the Met Office advises people to not touch any electrical or telephone cables that have been blown down or are still hanging. Do not walk too close to walls, buildings and trees as they could have been weakened, and make sure that any vulnerable neighbours or relatives are safe.