Weather warnings for snow and wind issued for Borders this weekend

Weather warnings have been issued for the Borders for this weekend as Storm Jorge hits the UK.

Friday, 28th February 2020, 6:46 pm
Snow in Lauder earkier this week.

A Met Office yellow alert for high winds is in force from noon tomorrow, February 29, until the same time the day after.

A yellow warning for snow has also been put out, and it’s in force from 3pm tomorrow until noon on Monday, March 2.

Met Office chief meteorologist Frank Saunders said: “Ahead of Storm Jorge’s arrival, there are warnings for rain and snow.

“The heaviest snowfall, with accumulations of 5cm to 8cm on higher routes, is likely to occur across central Scotland, where snow may fall to lower levels for a time.

“From Saturday, Storm Jorge will bring strong winds and heavy rain to parts of the UK, with potentially heavy snowfall being a hazard for parts of Scotland.

“Areas above 400 metres could see accumulations of 20cm to 30 cm of snow, with lower areas, roughly above 250 metres, seeing accumulations of up to 10cm.

“On Saturday and Sunday, the majority of the UK is covered by yellow weather warnings, with some areas being covered by more than one warning, indicating multiple weather hazards.

“Storm Jorge is not expected to bring wind gusts as strong as Storm Ciara or Storm Dennis, but it will still bring gusts of 60 to 70mph in some exposed locations during the warning period, which ends at midday on Sunday, but it’s worth saying that parts of the south and east of the UK, once the rain clears early on Saturday, should often be bright, windy and cold over the weekend.”