THE Met Office has issued a weather warning for Somerset – and snow is forecast for higher ground.

A ‘yellow’ warning for ice is in place for the South West but snow could fall on parts of Exmoor, the Quantocks and the Blackdown Hills.

The warning is in place between 6pm tonight and 10am tomorrow morning. Drivers should also be wary of black ice on untreated roads.

The Met Office has stated on its website: “Showers, falling as rain or hail, but as sleet or snow on some higher ground, will occur at times through Wednesday and overnight into Thursday morning.

“The extent of ice will vary across the area with inland areas most prone whilst north facing coasts are less likely to be affected."