While the Boxing Day trip to Wycombe will benefit from undersoil heating at Adams Park, two days later the Bulls host a match without such a benefit.
Forecasted temperatures have been dropping all week and, while there is no new snow currently predicted for Hereford, overnight temperatures are expected to drop to -10c in the run up to the match. The Met Office forecasts that Christmas Eve is expected to drop to -9c, with Christmas Day expected to not rise above -7c all day and dropping into double digits at night.
While frost covers remain in place at Edgar Street they only protect down to -5c, with the Macclesfield game postponed after -7c overnight temperatures. Without a significant thaw the game on Monday afternoon is likely to be another casualty of the weather.