SOMERSET will see a cloudy start before things brighten up later, according to forecasters.

The Met Office says temperatures could reach 27C after a rather chilly start to the day.

"It'll be a cloudy start with some patchy rain and drizzle at times, mainly over the hills of Cornwall and Devon," said a forecaster.

"It will gradually brighten up with sunny spells developing, best in the east with risk of a shower later."

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Later, conditions would remain dry, with temperatures dropping to around 12C, he added.

"After a fine end to the day it will be largely dry with clear spells overnight," the forecaster said.

"Perhaps the odd shower is likely towards the west, mainly on the coast."