Borders snow warning lifted for now, but be prepared for a change

If there’s one thing certain about Scotland’s weather, it's that it's always about to change.

Friday, 5th February 2021, 10:24 am
Pedestrians tackle the snow in Stow last month. More is expected across the Borders over the weekend.

Forecasts earlier this week suggested that we would be under a white blanket by now, but while many areas in the Borders did get some of the white stuff, for most of us it’s already melted.

As such, following updates by the Met Office, the Borders region has been removed from any weather warnings until noon tomorrow, with any snowfall over the rest of Thursday confined to the highest ground.

However, there is still a good chance for snow over the weekend.

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A yellow warning for snow and ice has been issued, which runs from noon tomorrow until 11.59pm on Sunday, covering the eastern half of the UK, with snow showers moving in from the North Sea throughout the weekend, which could result in accumulations of up to 15cm in places.

This warning is immediately followed by another yellow warning for snow and ice which is valid until 11.59pm on Monday.

Again, the warning area covers the eastern half of the UK.

Where showers occur these could bring up to 4cm of snow quite widely, with up to 7cm possible on higher ground exposed to the east.

Jim Fraser, Scottish Borders Council’s emergency planning officer, said: “The latest weather forecasts will see the area get some respite over the rest of today and tomorrow, but we are anticipating further snow showers during the weekend.

“The council remains well prepared to deal with these wintry conditions and I would simply ask that local residents keep an eye on the weather forecast and warnings over the coming days and take action accordingly.”