THE latest BBC weather forecast shows more snow is on the way for Herefordshire, with a cold weather alert also issued by the Government.

Earlier this week, the BBC forecast showed snow for Kington on Thursday (March 9), but it now thinks we could see the white stuff on Wednesday as well.

The UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) has issued a cold weather alert and has placed north-east England, north-west England and Yorkshire under a level three alert, with the rest of England at level two.


A level three alert means there is a 90 per cent chance of severely cold weather, icy conditions or heavy snow, which could increase the health risk to vulnerable patients, the NHS said.

All areas are under alert between 1am on Monday and midnight on Thursday.

For Kington, drizzle on Monday will turn to sleet overnight and continue until 3pm on Tuesday before skies clear.

Temperatures will drop overnight to -3C before light snow moves in at 9am on Wednesday.

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That will continue throughout the day before turning to sleet at 10am on Thursday. It could turn to snow in the evening.

More sleet is forecast for Friday before it turns to rain for the weekend.

Over the rest of the county, Bromyard, Leominster, Ledbury, will see sleet turning to snow on Wednesday, with a mixture of sleet and rain on Thursday and Friday.

Ross-on-Wye and Hereford will see mainly sleet.


Senior Met Office meteorologist Craig Snell said: “Going into next week we do see a bit of a change with even colder air coming through and then an increase in risk of sudden disruption due to some sleet, snow and some ice.

“So at the moment, the main focus is across northern and eastern parts of the UK where we have issued warnings already for Monday and Tuesday for the risk of some snow showers moving in from the north.

“Highest accumulations will be across the high ground. But even at lower levels, we are likely to see some disruption in places as the showers come through.”