A WEATHER warning for heavy rain has been issued, covering much of Somerset.

The Met Office has issued an alert from 6pm on Saturday until 5pm on Sunday, with 'flooding likely' in some places.

A forecaster said: "Heavy rain over parts of Wales and parts of England during Saturday night and into Sunday with flooding likely in places.

"What to expect: Flooding of a few homes and businesses is likely, spray and flooding on roads probably making journey times longer, bus and train services probably affected with journey times taking longer, some interruption to power supplies and other services likely."

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Meanwhile, Somerset today (Friday) is set to see frequent heavy showers through much of the day, with the forecaster warning it 'will become quite windy'.

"There may be some respite from the showers for a time in the afternoon before another batch arrives," they added.

Into tonight, more showers will develop in the early hours, the forecaster added, including some heavy ones.