THE Met Office has extended its snow and ice warnings for parts of the UK as the cold temperatures are set to continue and for Herefordshire the weather remains cold and icy.

Thousands have been left without power in freezing conditions, and the cold weather is now expected to remain until Friday.

It comes as the Scottish Government declared a major incident for Shetland on Tuesday after thousands of homes were left without power amid plummeting temperatures.

But for Herefordshire today any freezing fog will gradually clear through the morning, leaving a dry and mostly sunny day across the region.


Frost may linger well into the afternoon in places and feeling very cold with a light northerly breeze.

The maximum temperature will be 2C.

Tonight, it will be another cold evening with mostly clear skies overnight and a widespread frost.

There will be light winds allowing some patchy mist and freezing fog to develop, with a risk of ice by morning. Minimum temperature will reach minus 5C.


The weather will stay dry through Thursday with plenty of prolonged sunny spells.

Frost and fog may be slow to clear locally and feeling cold with light northerly winds.

The maximum temperature will be 3C.

It will be turning cloudier on Friday and Saturday with the odd shower.

There will be further rain and possible snow first expected on Sunday.

Then the weather will be turning much milder on Sunday, although windier too.

SSEN Distribution is working to restore supplies to about 2,800 homes, but warned full restoration is only likely by the end of the week.

Meanwhile, snow fell in parts of Cornwall on Tuesday night and early Wednesday morning.