THE Borders has been issued two new yellow weather warnings following last weekend's storms.

From 1pm tomorrow (Wednesday, February 23) until 3pm on Thursday Peebles and nearby areas will experience heavy snow showers and gusts of wind, with a small chance of lightning.

This warning could see delays to travel and possible risks to safety from flying debris.

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An additional yellow warning for wind is in place for the central Borders – including Melrose, Galashiels and Eyemouth – from 6am-3pm tomorrow.

The strong winds could also cause delays for travel, including high-sided vehicles travelling on exposed routes.

According to a Met Office spokesperson, the yellow warning for snow and wind affecting Peebles (which also covers north and north west Scotland) could eventually turn to rain and sleet by Thursday more and early afternoon.

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They said: "Temperatures across Scotland and Northern Ireland are expected to drop sharply following a squally band of rain on Wednesday, with frequent heavy and blustery snow showers arriving from the Atlantic.

"Away from immediate west-facing coasts, 2-5 cm, and in places 7-10 cm of snow is likely to build up even at low levels, whereas on higher ground some places could see 20-30 cm building up by Thursday morning. The showers will be accompanied by strong, blustery winds, with gusts of 50-60 mph possible, and a small chance of 70 mph on coasts. Blizzard conditions are likely over higher ground.

"There is a very small chance that some of the showers could be accompanied by frequent lightning, which may could impact power supplies.

"Snow showers are increasingly likely to turn back to rain and sleet at low levels later Thursday morning and early afternoon, although remaining as snow above 200-300 m."

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And on the yellow wind warning for the central and coastal Borders, the spokesperson said: "Winds over parts of SE Scotland and NE England will increase early Wednesday with gusts of 40 to 50mph expected widely, and very locally as high as 60 mph.

"This is likely to lead to some travel disruption before winds ease from the north during the afternoon."