RNLI volunteers are on stand by as the region braces itself for more rain. Winds of up to 70mph are also expected.
Anti-nuclear protesters are hoping to stage a mass trespass today at Hinkley Point near Bridgwater. Six people have been arrested.
Campaigners from all over Britain converged in Bridgwater today for a mass rally in protest against the Hinkley C nuclear power station.
The much anticipated Bridgwater Carnival procession begins shortly as part of a three year experiment which sees it move to Saturday night.
It's hoped the change in day will encourage even more people to attend the high profile event, seen by many as the highlight of the carnival circuit.
Laura Makin-Isherwood reports:
A fireworks display will take place in Bridgwater later ahead of the annual Guy Fawkes Carnival. The event is organised by Bridgwater Town Council and Sedgemoor District Council.
The Carnival will take place on a Saturday for the first time in years to make it more accessible to families. And there'll also be a fairground at St Matthews Field.
A fireworks display will be held in Bridgwater tonight [Friday] to prepare the town for the annual Guy Fawkes Carnival.
The Carnival will take place tomorrow for the first time in years to make it more accessible to families
There'll also be a fairground at St Matthews Field.
The event is organised by Bridgwater Town Council and Sedgemoor District Council.
Four people have been arrested by police in Somerset as part of a crackdown on crime centred on scrapyards and the illegal dumping and trading of waste materials. Officers from the Environment Agency joined police in dawn raids near Bridgwater, Glastonbury and Shepton Mallet.
The raid near Glastonbury was part of Operation Tornado, a national clampdown on metal theft. Enforcement officers from Mendip District Council, British Transport Police and Network Rail also took part. The four suspects arrested have been bailed until next February.
At least six people have been arrested during a protest outside the proposed building site for a new nuclear power plant in Somerset.
Several campaigners tried to climb over the fence around the land at Hinkley Point near Bridgwater.
People protesting against plans to build a new nuclear power plant in Somerset are preparing to scale the fences of the proposed site.
After a weekend of action campaigners are planning a 'mass trespass' on the land earmarked for the Hinkley C station this morning.
Full permission to build the plant is still yet to be granted. The company behind the proposal, EDF Energy, say they have the support of the majority of local people.