Yellow warning for thunderstorms

The Met Office has put in place a yellow warning for thunderstorms in the Borders from 1-10pm today.

The Borders is in line for thunderstorms from 1pm today. Photo: Ruairidh Campbell.
The Borders is in line for thunderstorms from 1pm today. Photo: Ruairidh Campbell.

The warning area covers all but extreme eastern and western parts of the region, and some local torrential rain has been forecast, with 20-30mm possible in one or two hours.

This will be accompanied by hail and lightning in a few places.

A Met Office spokesperson said: “Where flooding or lightning strikes occur, there is a chance of delays and some cancellations to train and bus services.

“Spray and sudden flooding are likely to lead to difficult driving conditions and some temporary road closures

“There is a slight chance that power cuts could occur and other services to some homes and businesses could temporarily be lost.”