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Multiple weather warnings issued for Scottish Borders

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Communities in the Scottish Borders are preparing for the potential impacts of four weather warnings, as Storm Gertrude is set to hit the region.

  • Yellow (Be Aware) warning for rain from 3.00pm today until 12.00pm tomorrow.
  • Amber (Be Prepared) warning has also been issued for wind from 3.00am until 10.00am tomorrow.
  • Yellow warning for wind is in place from 1.00am until 6.00pm tomorrow.
  • Yellow warning for snow and wind in place from 12.05am on Friday until 3.00pm on Saturday.

The combination of these warnings is very likely to cause problems over the course of the next few days, including flooding, fallen trees, potential disruption to power supplies and significant travel disruption.

Given the number and content of the weather warnings issued, and the current ground conditions, we are preparing for a significant and extended weather event across the region.

“The Council and partner agencies are doing our very best to plan for the potential impacts of Storm Gertrude and would urge residents to make sure they are fully aware of the forecasts and take all necessary steps to prepare themselves.

“Travel disruption is almost inevitable given the weather forecast we have been provided with and it may well be that Police Scotland advise during the upcoming days that travel should only be undertaken if absolutely necessary."

– Jim Fraser, Scottish Borders Council Emergency Planning Officer

You can view the weather warnings at the Met Office website and flood warnings, when issued, from SEPA.

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