A SNOW warning issued for Herefordshire by the Met Office has been updated.

The yellow weather warning for snow was issued for Thursday and Friday of this week, with Hereford and north Herefordshire, including Leominster, Bromyard, and Kington covered by the warning.

The weather warning was to come into force at 3am on February 8 and remain in force until 3am on February 9.

But snow-lovers are likely to be in for a disappointment as the Met Office has now issued an update on the warning, which no longer covers Herefordshire.

The warning remains in force north of Herefordshire, covering parts of south Shropshire, north Wales, and the north of England.

Weather warning

The Met Office says a band of rain, sleet, and increasingly snow, will push north on Thursday bringing up to two centimetres of snow at lower levels, two to five centimetres on ground above 200m, and perhaps as much as 15-25cm above 400m, along with a risk of some icy conditions.

The snow will ease later in the day, and may turn back to rain or drizzle, especially in the south and east of the area. There is some uncertainty with respect to the rain and snow boundary, and the northern limit of the snow, the Met Office said, and so details may change in the coming days as confidence increases in these aspects.