THE Met Office has issued a weather warning for Somerset for heavy rain, thunderstorms and strong winds tomorrow (Wednesday, October 20).

People are being told to expect some disruption throughout the morning.

The warning covers the period from 4am until midday.

Chard & Ilminster News:

A Met Office spokesperson said: "A brief period of heavy rain, thunderstorms and very gusty winds may cause some disruption on Wednesday morning."

This is what we can expect:

  • There is a small chance that homes and businesses could be flooded quickly, with damage to some buildings from floodwater, lightning strikes, hail or strong winds;
  • Spray and sudden flooding could lead to difficult driving conditions and some road closures;
  • Where flooding or lightning strikes occur, there is a chance of delays and some cancellations to train and bus services;
  • There is a slight chance that power cuts could occur and other services to some homes and businesses could be lost;
  • There is a small chance of damage to trees by strong and gusty winds.