Another Severe Weather Warning

Further to the previous email regarding a Yellow Warning for wind
The Met Office has issued a yellow warning for the Borders for high winds from midnight tonight through to 6am on Thursdaymorning. The public are being asked to be vigilant and take extra care over this period as there is a risk of fallen trees during this prolonged period of high winds.
Scottish Borders Council (SBC) and Police Scotland have held a teleconference with the Met Office to be advised of the latest situation.
Winds of up to 60-70mph are expected during this period. As a result, there is a risk of some travel disruption. The public are being advised to tune into Radio Borders to check if there is  any travel disruption and especially to check for any school transport cancellations.

Valid from 00:10 on Fri, 12th Dec 2014 until 09:00 on Fri, 12th Dec 2014

A period of rainfall is likely to fall as snow over high ground, before transitioning to snow at

all levels, during the early hours of Friday morning. Snow may be moderate or heavy at

times, and may well last for several hours. Accumulations of 2-5 cm are possible across

lower parts of the warning area, with 10-15 cm possible above about 200 m.

The public should be aware of the potential of disruption to travel and also the risk of

hazardous driving conditions.


Jim Fraser (Scottish Borders Council, Emergency Planning Officer, Scottish Borders)