It is set to become colder in Watford and surrounding areas as we head into December – but what are the chances that it will snow this week?

Tuesday is the first official day of meteorological winter, and with it has come colder conditions and forecasts of snow and icy conditions in some places.

The Met Office has issued yellow weather warnings for snow and ice in Scotland for Wednesday and Thursday as it is set to get “a taste of winter,” according to meteorologist Bonnie Diamond.

So, what is expected for South West Hertfordshire? The Met Office is predicting cold temperatures by Friday, with daytime highs of between 2C and 6C this week.

It also expects sleet to fall on Friday morning and is predicted to stop by the afternoon.

Friday is also set to be the coldest day – temperatures are set to see a maximum of 4c.

Unfortunately for snow lovers there is currently no forecast for it to fall in South West Herts this week.

The Met Office reports that a band of cloud and rain is set to move south-east on Wednesday and that it will be colder with sunny intervals, heavy showers and strong winds in the north.

Colder, unsettled conditions are expected to spread to the entire UK on Thursday with frequent showers, areas of heavy rain and some hill snow, the Met Office said.

There is also the chance of some snow to lower levels later in the week although away from hills it is currently uncertain exactly where snow will fall.