Borders weather: Yellow weather warning for Boxing Day

A YELLOW weather warning for snow has been issued for the Borders this week.

Although it won’t be a white Christmas, from 12.15am-12noon on Boxing Day (December 26) the warning will be in place.

The areas covered by the warning include: Peebles, Galashiels, Lauder, Melrose, and Hawick.

This warning has a medium likelihood and low impact, according to the Met Office’s impact matrix.

A Met Office spokesperson said: “As an area of rain moves northwards, it looks like turning to snow over the higher parts of Northern England, and then southern and central Scotland.

“Coupled with strong winds, gusting to 35 to 45 mph in places, this is likely to lead to some difficult travel conditions across higher Pennine and Cumbrian routes, as well as the Southern Uplands, during the early hours of Sunday.

“Temporary blizzard-like conditions may be encountered above around 300 or 400 metres elevation.

“These conditions will probably move into some hillier central parts of Scotland during Sunday morning, while snow turns back to rain further south.

“The extent of snowfall is uncertain at this stage, and so it will be particularly worthwhile keeping up to date with the forecast.”

The warning says that snow and icy conditions could cause delays to travel and that there is a risk of short term power loss for some households.

For further updates, visit the Met Office website here.

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