FORECASTERS have warned residents across Somerset to prepare for possible disruption to travel as a yellow weather warning for ice has been issued by the Met Office.

Residents across the county saw a light dusting of snow today (March 17) which gave them a glimpse of things to come.

The Met Office issued an amber warning for snow on Sunday (March 18) but the weather problems don't end there for Somerset. 

A yellow weather warning for ice has been issued for the county by the Met Office which will start on Sunday - from 12am until 11.55pm. 

The Met Office warning said: "Snow showers are likely to continue throughout Sunday, with an increased chance that longer spells of snow will affect some areas.

"Southern and eastern regions look most vulnerable overnight and early on Sunday and then southwestern areas of England and South Wales into the daytime.

"Separate amber warnings are in force for those areas most likely to see disruption.

"Any heavier snow will become largely confined to South West England through the day.

"There is a chance of travel delays on roads with some stranded vehicles, along with delayed or cancelled rail and air travel."

"Damage to trees or other structures."