Strong winds and rain were expected to bring disruption to parts of Mid Wales as a storm system moves in from the Atlantic over today and tomorrow.

Forecasters have issued yellow warnings for wind from midday today until 3pm tomorrow as the system, known as Storm Gareth, tracks in over Northern Ireland and Scotland.

The warning notice said: "Strong west to northwesterly winds are expected from Tuesday afternoon until Wednesday with possible transport disruption.

"Probably some bus and train services [will be] affected, with some journeys taking longer.

"Delays for high-sided vehicles on exposed routes and bridges likely.

"Some short term loss of power and other services is possible"

Welshpool Fire Station said localised flooding was possible on the roads and reminded the public to take care in storm conditions.

The Met Office predict the strongest winds will hit Northern Ireland at about 3pm on Tuesday, with gusts potentially reaching up to 80mph on the coast.

The chief meteorologist, Paul Gundersen, said: “The strong north-westerly winds will also affect south-west Scotland late on Tuesday, spreading across much of England and Wales through Wednesday. Gusts of 50-55mph are likely inland and up to 65mph along western coasts.”

They said winds would ease gradually during the afternoon.

The storm, caused by a deep area of low pressure, was named by Met Eireann, the Irish weather service, and is the third named storm this year after Erik in February and Freya earlier this month.