A WEATHER warning for rain has been issued for Somerset as forecasters predict ice is likely to form on roads across the county.

The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for rain from 2pm to 11pm on Friday (June 7) as heavy showers and high speed winds are expected to arrive in the county.

Residents have been warned that flooding of a few homes and businesses is 'likely', interruption to power supplies and other services is 'likely' and transport services may be affected.

A spokesman for the Met Office, said: "Whilst some places will escape them, some heavy showers will break out during Friday afternoon and evening.

"Some of these showers will be quite prolonged, with a chance of occasional thunder.

"A few places may see 20 mm rain falling within an hour and some spots may receive around 30 mm rain in a couple of hours.

"Following a spell of rain earlier in the day, this may lead to spray and surface water flooding on some roads."