SNOW could fall in Herefordshire this month as temperatures are forecast to plummet.

A cold weather alert has also come into force for the county, until January 12.

This is when snow could come to Herefordshire, according to the Met Office.

Weather forecast

Forecasters at the Met Office said it will be mainly dry in the coming days, with maximum temperatures of around five degrees and minimum temperatures of minus one. They say it may snow on Monday night (January 8).

Between Monday and Wednesday (January 10), high pressure will dominate bringing generally dry weather and sunny, clear spells, but there will be very cold nights with widespread frosts, and the possibility of snow flurries.

Snow is forecast to be heavier further into the month between January 11 and January 20.


Cold weather alert

The UK Health and Security Agency (UKHSA) has issued a yellow cold weather alert from January 6 to January 12.

The UKHSA said: "Impacts are possible across the health and social care sector, including increased demand for remote care services and possible impact on services. Maintaining indoor temperatures may become challenging for some.

"After a period of mild and unsettled weather, high pressure will build over the UK into the weekend and dominate into next week. A brisk easterly wind developing over the weekend will make it feel much colder. Temperatures are likely to be a few degrees below average, especially overnight, with more widespread frosts than of late."