SOMERSET residents could see snow on Tuesday as wintery showers are set to hit the county. 

A 'yellow' warning for snow and ice will be in place for the South West from 5 am on Tuesday (February 6) to 9 am on Wednesday (February 7). 

The Met Office says between 0.5cm and 3cm of snow could fall in the region but some places above 200m could see between 7cm and 10cm of snow. 

The Met Office's chief forecaster, said: "Following a band of rain, sleet and snow, clearing southeastwards, rain, sleet and snow showers are likely to increasingly affect western parts of the UK.

"Snow showers are likely to be frequent in western Scotland and northern Northern Ireland, where hail and thunder are also possible.

"These will gradually fade overnight Tuesday into Wednesday, with icy stretches developing as skies clear, particularly where early snow has melted and then refrozen overnight.

"0.5-3, locally 5 cm of snow is likely at low levels, with some places above 200 m seeing 7-10 cm.

"As is usually the case with showers, not everywhere within the warning area will see them, and along immediate coastal fringes exposed to the northwest, they may fall predominantly as rain."