A WEATHER warning has been issued ahead of wind and rain predicted to hit Somerset on Tuesday.

The Met Office has issued a warning for between 5am and 9pm on December 18, saying conditions could bring 'difficult driving conditions' and strong winds, 'especially in coastal areas'.

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"Wet weather will move east across the region on Tuesday, accompanied by gales initially," a forecaster said.

Flooding of homes was 'likely', along with bus and train services 'probably' being affected.