PART of Somerset could be hit by “strong winds and large coastal waves”.

The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for the South West today (Sunday, April 7).

The warning will cover the coastal areas of Somerset from 6pm tomorrow (Monday, April 8) to 6am on Tuesday (April 9).

The Met Office reported: "There is a small chance that injuries or danger to life could result from large waves and beach material being thrown onto sea fronts, coastal roads and properties - or from flying debris elsewhere.

“There is a chance that power cuts may occur, with the potential to affect other services, such as mobile phone coverage.

“Some delays to road, rail, air and ferry transport are possible.”

The latest forecast added: "A spell of strong winds will affect this region from Monday evening until Tuesday morning.

“Gusts will reach 40-50 mph widely and as much as 60 or 70 mph along exposed coasts, most likely across Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.

“Large waves in combination with high tides may cause some impacts along coasts.”