A YELLOW warning for snow and ice has been given for the Borders as cold conditions continue to hit the region.

Although temperatures are not as severe as they have been in recent days, a yellow warning for snow and ice has been issued by the Met Office, covering most of Scotland and the rest of the UK from 3am on Sunday (December 18) until 9pm that day.

A warning is currently in place for tomorrow (Friday) until 9pm, however, no warnings are in place for Saturday (December 17).

This latest warning could cause possible delays to travel, potential power cuts and injuries due to slips and falls.

The warning covers the whole of the Borders, and extends down as far as Hull and parts of South Wales.

A Met Office spokesperson said: "A band of snow is expected to move northeast across the UK on Sunday, in most places lasting two to four hours before turning to rain.

"Places in the southwest of the warning area will be affected first.

"While parts of the northeast of England and Scotland will probably stay dry until late morning, the feature becomes slower moving here allowing for larger accumulations.

"Temporary accumulations of 1-3 cm are likely at low levels, with 5-10 cm more typical across upland areas and isolated 10-15 cm on high ground north of the Central Belt.

"Once rain becomes established, all lying snow will melt rapidly.

"In addition to the snow and ice, strong winds are expected across all parts, with gales or severe gales mainly across high ground.

"This will lead to blizzard conditions in some areas for a time.

"A brief period of freezing rain is also possible, most likely to impact areas from the Pennines northwards, with a consequent risk of ice accretion on structures and power lines."

Sunday's warning has a low likelihood and medium impact according to the Met Office's warning impact matrix.

For more information, visit the Met Office website.