PEOPLE in Somerset are waking up to a little bit of snow this morning - but the Met Office has warned wintry weather is set to continue.

Temperatures overnight (January 30) will hit lows of -3 degrees Celsius, reaching highs of 3 degrees, shortly before the warning recommences.

The yellow warning for snow and ice was initially set from noon on Tuesday (January 29) until 11am today, but shortly after, another warning was set to continue from 3pm on Thursday, until noon on Friday.

Today (Wednesday, the Met Office extended the weather warning until 9pm on Friday night. 

The warning states some areas in the South West could see up to 10cm of snow, and icy roads could be hazardous.

A number of school buses have also been cancelled this morning. 

Hatch Green Coaches posted on social media this morning: 

"Wednesday January 30 2019 we are not operating:- 
"1. Queen's A (Honiton)
"2. Queen's H (Axminster) 
"3. Wellington Chard Bus (after Eagle Tavern) 
"4. Buckland St Mary School routes
"5. Kingsmead School route
"6. Castle School route - Pitminster onwards (none before) 
"7. 23B
"8. 98 Broadway & then Canonsgrove (none in-between) 
"9. Queen's G (Cannington) 
"10. Queen's F (Chard) - not Horton, but Monks Yard instead."


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Yeovil Express:

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A spokesman for the Met Office said: "Areas of rain and snow are expected to move into the UK from the southwest from Thursday and through Friday.

"ny single period of rain and snow is not expected to last more than 6 to 9 hours but some snow accumulations are likely with 1-3 cm likely in places within the warning area and the potential for 5-10 cm, perhaps particularly over Wales and southwest England.

"Snow amounts will vary markedly across England and Wales with many places seeing very little accumulating snow. With cold air in place along with areas of rain and snow icy stretches are likely to form."