BLUSTERY conditions will ease across Somerset as Storm Hector brings disruption to the north of England, Scotland and Northern Ireland.

The South West will be spared from gusts of 60-70mph today and will see mostly dry conditions and sunny spells.

The Met Office says showers are forecast over coming days and Saturday could be a washout.

The forecast said: “It is windy at first, but mainly dry with sunny spells.

“Today there will be some light rain at first but it will be otherwise dry and windy through the morning.

"Winds will slowly ease through the day with plenty of sunny spells come the afternoon. It will feel fresher through the morning, but will become warm in the afternoon sunshine. The maximum temperature 20 °C.

“Tonight winds will continue to ease overnight with plenty of clear spells allowing it to turn cooler for many. Some showers may reach western parts by dawn.

"There will be sunny spells and scattered showers on Friday, with the odd heavier one possible. Winds will be light so it will feel warmer in the sunshine. Maximum temperature 20 °C.

“It will be a mixed weekend with heavy, showery rain on Saturday, giving way to mostly dry and bright weather on Sunday. Generally dry with sunny spells on Monday, but breezier later.”

Check the full weather forecast here.