THE Met Office has issued another weather warning for snow in Herefordshire.

Some parts of England could see up to 10 centimetres of snow fall in a few hours on Wednesday, with the warning in force from midnight until 9am on Thursday.

Covering Herefordshire, Worcestershire, South Wales and southern England, the weather warning tells people there will be spells of snow on Wednesday may cause travel disruption during Wednesday into Thursday morning.


The county, which also had a yellow weather warning for Monday and Tuesday, should see around one to three centimetres of snow.

"An area of rain, sleet and snow is expected to develop over southwest England during Tuesday evening and move east during early Wednesday before clearing mid-morning," Met Office forecasters said.

"Whilst drier conditions may develop for a time through the middle of the day, a further spell of sleet and snow is likely to develop during the afternoon and move east into the evening.

Ledbury Reporter: The yellow snow warning from the Met Office will be in force from midnight until 9am on ThursdayThe yellow snow warning from the Met Office will be in force from midnight until 9am on Thursday (Image: Met Office)

"There remains significant uncertainty in how far north snow develops as well as whether accumulations are focused mainly over higher ground.

"At this stage, the focus for the higher snow accumulations is across England south of the M4 during later Wednesday where there is a chance that some places could see 5-10 cm falling in a few hours."

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What a yellow weather warning for snow means

The Met Office says this is what people should expect:

  • Possible travel delays on roads stranding some vehicles and passengers
  • Bus and train services may be delayed or cancelled, with some road closures and longer journey times possible
  • Some rural communities could become temporarily cut off
  • Power cuts may occur and other services may be temporarily affected
  • Untreated pavements and cycle paths might be impassable with a chance of injuries from slips and falls on snow-covered or icy surfaces

The Met Office also said: "Earlier in the day and across the wider warning area, accumulations are expected to be lower, typically 1-3 cm.

"As snow clears on Wednesday night, clearing skies will result in ice developing on untreated surfaces with impacts lingering into Thursday morning."