Yellow warning of snow for the Borders

Skier Gavin Brown, 17 in the Scottish Borders town of Lauder out enjoying the heavy snow which has hit the country. 21/01/13
Skier Gavin Brown, 17 in the Scottish Borders town of Lauder out enjoying the heavy snow which has hit the country. 21/01/13
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The Met Office has raised a yellow warning for snow across the Scottish Borders and North-East England today (Friday).

They say a band of rain, sleet and snow will move south across northern and eastern Scotland later today, then into the Borders and northeast England on Friday night.

The snow will mainly affect high ground at first, but will fall to lower levels on Friday night.

1-4 cm is likely at some lower levels but with 5-10 cm above 150 m, with drifting in the strong to gale force north or northwesterly winds.

Indeed, severe gales with gusts to 60mph could bring a short period of blizzard conditions to the highest routes later Friday evening and overnight.

The more persistent snow and strong winds will have cleared by Saturday morning, but ice will be an additional hazard by then, particularly for higher level routes.

Please be aware of the likelihood of some difficult driving conditions and some travel disruption.