THE Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for rain and wind as Storm Alex is set to hit Somerset.

Somerset has seen a mixture of sunshine and rain this week but all of that is set to end as The Met Office has warned that 'a spell of wet and windy weather' is expected to hit the county which has the potential to cause flooding and transport disruption.

The Met Office has warned it is due to Storm Alex, which will bring 'very unsettled weather to France on Friday, but also some wet and windy weather for southern parts of the UK.'

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The weather warning for Friday (October 2) stretches across the South West. Picture - The Met Office

The weather forecaster's yellow weather warning will be in place from 3am on Friday (October 2) until 8pm.

The weather warning covers the parts of Somerset and Wiltshire as well as Devon, Hampshire and Dorset.

Forecasters have warned residents in the South West that the rain could cause some flooding, with a small chance homes and businesses could be flooded.

In areas where there is flooding, there is also a chance of delays and some cancellations to train and bus services.

The Met Office warns that spray and flooding could lead to "dangerous driving conditions" and result in longer journey times.

"It’s likely that some coastal routes, sea fronts and coastal communities will be affected by spray and/or large waves," The Met Office added.

On Saturday and Sunday (October 3 &4) yellow weather warnings have been issued for rain across the UK.

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A map of the yellow weather warning for rain which will be in place on Saturday (October 3). Picture - The Met Office

The warnings will be in place from 3am until 6pm on Saturday and 3am until 6pm on Sunday.

A spokesperson for The Met Office said: "Heavy rain is expected to bring some flooding and transport disruption.

"Spray and flooding could lead to difficult driving conditions and some road closures.

"Where flooding occurs, there is a slight chance of delays or cancellations to train and bus services.

"There is a small chance that homes and businesses could be flooded, causing damage to some buildings.

"There is a small chance of fast flowing or deep floodwater causing danger to life.

"There is a small chance that some communities become cut off by flooded roads.

"There is a slight chance of power cuts and loss of other services to some homes and businesses."

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A map of the weather warning for rain which will be in place on Sunday. Picture - The Met Office