The solstice is observed as a particular point in time when the sun is directly over the Tropic of Capricorn.
People in Illminster say it's only a matter of time before an accident happens.
Did you have to deice your car today or wear a winter woolly? Our weatherman
Winter is coming, but why so early? Bob Crampton tells us why parts of the West Country has been inundated with snowy weather.
As winter approaches the region is likely to see an increase in the number of people with the seasonal illness Scarlet Fever.
There are around 40,000 deaths every year because of the cold, mainly in elderly.
It's down to simple things like people not heating their homes to at least 18°C. Just by doing this you can prevent respiratory illnesses but also colds and flu.
But also when we get a cold snap there is an Increase in fractures due to snow and ice, which also puts pressure on our A and E departments and hospital beds.
Normally NHS England South West is given its winter money now, but this year it was provided by the Government in April so health managers have been able to plan earlier.
NHS England South West says this year health and social care services have been joined up so there will not be as many bed blocking situations like we've seen in previous years.