Extra day of snow for the Borders as new warning issued

A NEW yellow weather warning for snow has been issued in the Borders.

The Met Office has given a yellow warning for snow for parts of the central Borders starting from 10am tomorrow (Thursday, January 6) until 4pm that day.

This latest warning is in addition to a yellow warning for snow and ice which was given for Friday.

The weather could affect transport and could lengthen journey times.

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

A Met Office spokesperson said: “A band of rain will move eastwards across the UK during Thursday, with this likely to fall as snow for a time, particularly over hills.

“Many places will see 1-2 hours of snow with a risk of temporary slushy accumulations above 100-150 m with snow leading to difficult travel conditions.

“A longer period of snow is expected over higher ground with 2-5 cm likely above 200-300 m, and 10-15 cm above 400 m.

“Over higher routes, strong winds will lead to drifting and temporary blizzard conditions.”

The areas covered by the warning include Peebles, Selkirk, Galashiels and Innerleithen.

For more information, visit the Met Office website.

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