14th July 2020

Latest weather warnings in place for Somerset

Weather warnings for snow, ice and wind are in place for Somerset over the coming days.

The weather for today and for the rest of the week can be found by visiting our Local Weather page.

The weather warnings listed below were issued at the time of writing and will be updated if any changes occur.

A red weather warning for wind and snow has been issued from  on Thursday to

“A spell of heavy snow and blizzard conditions is expected. The snow will be accompanied by very strong easterly winds leading to severe drifting. Some places could also see significant ice build up due to freezing rain from later on Thursday evening, most likely in the south of the area. Long delays and cancellations of public transport seem highly likely. Some roads are likely to become blocked by deep snow, stranding vehicles and passengers. Long interruptions to power supplies and other utilities are very likely to occur, along with damage to trees and other structures due to heavy snow or ice.”

An amber weather warning for wind and snow has been issued from   

“A spell of heavy snow is expected. The snow will be accompanied by very strong easterly winds leading to blizzards and considerable drifting. From Thursday evening some places could also see ice build up due to freezing rain. Long delays and cancellations of public transport seem very likely. Some roads may become blocked by deep snow, stranding vehicles and passengers. Long interruptions to power supplies and other utilities are likely to occur, along with possible damage to trees and other structures due to heavy snow or ice.”

A yellow weather warning for wind and snow has been issued from 08:00 to on 

“A spell of snow, heavy in places, will move slowly north from Thursday morning onwards. The snow will be accompanied by strong to gale winds quite widely, leading to the potential for drifting of lying snow. Delays and cancellations to public transport are possible, as are delays on some roads. Interruptions to power supplies and mobile phone coverage are also possible.”

A yellow weather warning for snow and ice has been issued from  to 

“Further bands of snow, heavy in places, are likely to spread north across parts of England, Wales and Northern Ireland during Friday. Through Friday evening ice may form on untreated road and pavements, particularly across southern England and parts of South Wales. Delays and cancellations to public transport are possible, as are delays to travel on roads; some stranding of vehicles and passengers could also occur. Some rural communities could become cut off. Interruptions to power supplies and mobile phone coverage are also possible.”

A yellow weather warning for ice has been issued from  to 

“Following earlier spells of rain and snow, icy patches are likely to form on untreated surfaces during Saturday morning. As a result, driving conditions may become difficult and there is an increased chance of injuries from slips and falls on icy surfaces.”