PARTS of Herefordshire are waking up to a dusting of snow this morning.

The cold snap has seen temperatures in the county fall below zero overnight, with snow falling in areas of the county, including Bromyard.

Cold weather alert

With cold air from the Arctic crossing the UK, a number of national severe weather warnings for snow and ice have been issued, the Met Office said.

No weather warnings are currently in force for Herefordshire, but the UK Health Security Agency has issued a Level 3 cold weather alert covering England until Monday, December 12.

The Met Office said it is uncertain how long the cold spell will last, but that it is expected to stay cold into next week with temperatures remaining well below average for the time of year.

Met Office Deputy Chief Meteorologist, Jason Kelly, said: “Through the weekend and into next week cold weather will continue, with an ongoing chance of wintry showers, mainly for coasts, and freezing fog patches inland.


“An area of low pressure may then threaten southern and southwestern parts of the UK through mid-week. Confidence in the exact track of this system is low, but should it push precipitation into the UK, then this would readily turn to snow, with a lower chance of freezing rain.

"How far north the milder air gets is also open to a lot of uncertainty, but for now, many central and northern areas are likely to remain in the Arctic airmass."


Forecasters at the Met Office said Herefordshire will see a cold and frosty, but sunny start this morning, with plenty of sunshine through the day.

Cloud and the odd wintry shower will move in later today, with a maximum temperature of 3 °C.

Tonight will be largely dry but cloudy in patches, with widespread and sharp frosts, with icy patches possible and a minimum temperature of -7 °C.

The Met Office said Saturday morning will also be cold and frosty, with some fog patches.

Any fog is expected to clear through the morning, with sunny spells at times in the afternoon and a maximum temperature 2 °C.

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