SOMERSET is bracing itself for severe gales next week.

The Met Office is forecasting sunny spells, blustery showers which will be locally heavy with a risk of hail throughout today (Saturday, December 4)

Expect showers early on tomorrow (Sunday) before they clear and we have a generally sunny day.

There will be more rain and showers on Monday, but things look like getting pretty ugly on Tuesday.

A Met Office spokesperson said: "Gales or severe gales are possible on Tuesday, with rain followed by squally showers.

"Remaining very unsettled through Wednesday with further gales likely."