A cloudy start with patchy rain soon clearing to the north.
Dry after this with warm sunny spells developing and staying fine into the evening.
Breezy near the coast. Maximum Temperature23°C.
Dry to start this evening before heavy showers and thunderstorms move northwards across the region overnight, with hail, squally winds and some torrential downpours in places.
Drier conditions follow from the south later. Minimum Temperature 14°C.
Thanks to the Digital Scotland Superfast Broadband programme more than 1,000 homes and businesses in the Scottish Borders are now able to connect to fibre broadband.
It's part of the £410 million project to introduce fibre broadband to Scotland.
£8.4 million has been put towards the project by the Scottish Borders Council in addition to block funding from all the Scottish local authorities.
It’s really exciting to hear that so many premises in and around Coldstream are already able to connect to fibre broadband. It’s good to see this project reaching more communities in our area, contributing towards the aim of connecting most of our homes and businesses to fibre broadband.
Access to high-speed internet technology is vital to both residents and businesses – which is why Scottish Borders Council chose to invest £8.4 million into the programme’s rollout.”
A further £126 million is to be contributed to the Digital Scotland programme by BT
Hundreds of people in Coldstream now have access to their best ever broadband speeds, and more will follow. As the fibre network extends across the Scottish Borders, making the most of it is vital. I hope local people and businesses will soon be taking advantage of all the opportunities on offer.”
Fibre broadband lets users to access the internet, download and share large files at the same time more quickly.
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With large amounts of energy again available in this atmosphere storms could be severe, with torrential downpours and large hail.
30 mm of rain is possible in less than an hour, with as much as 50 mm possible in 3 hours very locally.
An action plan to improve cleanliness and hygiene techniques has been put in place at operating theatres at Borders General Hospital.
The move comes ahead of a report by the Scottish government's Health Environment Inspectorate, which is expected to be critical.
A stunning video of the lightning storm that swept across the region last night has been posted on Twitter.
Nathan McMillan took the video in Eastriggs, in Dumfries and Galloway.