There are long delays on the M5 southbound this afternoon as the holiday getaway begins.

Highways England is reporting heavy congestion between junctions 15 (Almondsbury Interchange) and 21 (Weston Super Mare).

Holiday traffic heading south towards Devon and Cornwall, along with poor weather conditions through the area, means traffic is slow moving.

Traffic system Inrix estimates it will will take 70 minutes to travel between junctions 14 and 21.