A WEATHER warning has been issued for much of the south west.

The Met Office says the region can expect heavy rain, causing some disruption, from 7pm today (Wednesday) until 7am on Thursday morning.

A forecaster said: "An unsettled and mild night with outbreaks of heavy rain for most areas.

"The heaviest rain and strongest winds should ease during the early hours with the rain turning patchier and winds becoming lighter."

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On Thursday, he said Somerset and the south west could expect a "murky start with cloudy skies and outbreaks of rain or drizzle".