A MORE severe weather warning has been issued for Somerset as snow is likely to 'accumulate quickly'.

The Met Office has issued a fresh 'amber' appeal for some of the South West, including Somerset.

A spokesman for the weather service said up to 7cm of snow is set to fall on the county, with some areas seeing 10cm.

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They added: "A band of rain will arrive from the southwest on Thursday afternoon, quickly turning to snow and becoming heavy at times. 3 to 7 cm is likely to accumulate quickly - within two to three hours - with up to 10 cm in some places. The highest snowfall accumulations are likely to be in areas above 150 metres or so."

The amber warning is in place from 2pm until 9pm today (Thursday) while another 'yellow' warning from the Met Office runs until 9pm on Friday.