A WEATHER warning for ice has been issued for Somerset as forecasters predict ice is likely to form on roads across the county.

The Met Office has issued the warning for the South West and the majority of England and Scotland for icy conditions from midnight on Tuesday (January 22) until noon on Wednesday (January 23).

Residents have been warned to expect ice to form on some roads, pavements and cycle paths which could result in delays to rail, car and bus journeys as well as well as injuries from slips and falls.

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A Met Office spokesman, said: "A band of rain and hill snow will move South -Eastwards across the UK during Monday evening and overnight.

"A brief spell of wet snow is possible on high ground of southern Scotland, northern England and north Wales, with some small accumulations possible.

"Behind this surface temperatures will rapidly fall away with some ice forming on some surfaces.

"Once the rain has cleared, some hail, sleet and snow showers will follow from the northwest, with 1-3 cm above 200 metres and some small accumulations expected at lower levels."