A COLD weather alert has been issued for Herefordshire, and flood alerts remain in place after Storm Henk.

The UK Health Security Agency issued a yellow cold weather alert for vulnerable and elderly people, which began at 9am today (January 6) and will remain in place until midday on January 12.

Temperatures are likely to be a few degrees below average, especially overnight, and ice may appear on wet ground.

The cold weather alert is in place for the whole of England. It says: "It is probable that this cold spell may last well into the week, most likely seeing more settled and colder conditions, although some uncertainty in regards to the distribution of rain and cloud amounts."

Meanwhile, several flood alerts are still active for Herefordshire after Storm Henk brought disruption this week.

These are for the rivers Wye and Lugg.


The Environment Agency says: "River levels remain high at the Lugwardine and Ross-on-Wye river gauges and are high but falling at Ford Bridge. Consequently, the risk of flooding continues.

"We expect flooding to affect low-lying land and roads adjacent to the river Lugg south of Leominster, and along the river Wye.

"Other locations that may be affected include Bodenham, Hampton Bishop, Byford, Bredwardine and Hereford.

We expect river levels to continue to remain high over the next few days. Please avoid low-lying footpaths near local watercourses and avoid contact with floodwater."