SOMERSET is set for a dry and sunny day today but forecasters have warned more rain is on its way this week. 

After a cold start to the day there will be plenty of sunshine across the county with temperatures set to reach a high of 10 degrees before falling to 2 degrees overnight. 

In their South West summary a Met Office spokesman said: "A cold start for many, with a patchy frost in the west and the odd fog patch.

"Otherwise a dry day with plenty of sunshine, especially across parts of Cornwall and Devon. Winds will be lighter than over the weekend. Maximum temperature 10 °C."

But forecasters have warned heavy downpours of rain are going to hit the county on Tuesday and carry on through the rest of the week. 

The spokesman added: "On Tuesday (November 27) outbreaks of heavy rain will soon spread to all areas through the day with strong winds and coastal gales.

"Western parts will brighten up later and it will turn milder. Maximum temperature 13 °C.

"Unsettled throughout with gales likely.

"Wednesday and Thursday will be very mild with spells of heavy rain.

"Turning colder on Friday with some sunshine and scattered heavy, blustery showers."