The Met Office has warned Herefordshire that it could be hit by more snow this weekend.

The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for snow and ice for large parts of England, Wales and Scotland.

That warning covers most of Herefordshire, with eastern and southern parts issued a yellow weather warning for ice.

The warning means there could be travel delays, rural communities could be cut off, there could be power cuts and poor mobile phone coverage and a chance of slips and falls on icy surfaces.


It covers the period between 3am and 9pm on Sunday, just a week after the first significant snowfall of the winter for Herefordshire

Forecasters warned that a band of snow is expected to move northeast across the UK on Sunday, in most places lasting two to four hours before turning to rain.

Places in the southwest of the warning area will be affected first.

Ledbury Reporter: A map of the yellow weather warnings for Herefordshire on SundayA map of the yellow weather warnings for Herefordshire on Sunday (Image: Met Office)

Temporary accumulations of one to three centimetres at low levels, and perhaps locally five to eight centimetres across the Welsh mountains, with any snow starting to melt readily from late morning.

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The Met Office said that once rain becomes established, all lying snow will melt rapidly. In addition to the snow and ice, strong winds are expected across all parts, with gales or severe gales mainly across high ground. This will lead to blizzard conditions in some areas for a time.

A brief period of freezing rain is also possible, most likely to impact areas from the Pennines northwards, with a consequent risk of ice accretion on structures and power lines.


The yellow weather warning for ice, between 3am and 11am, covers Ledbury, Ross-on-Wye and much of the south and east of England.

The Met Office said widespread frozen surfaces ahead of a band of rain, sleet and snow, pushing northeast across the UK through Sunday, leads to a risk of icy conditions through the morning, before conditions turning much milder from the west.

Any sleet or snow in the south or southeast will likely only last an hour or two, before turning readily to rain, but this still onto frozen surfaces for a time.