THUNDER, lightning, and hail could all hit the Borders today (June 21), according to the Met Office.

The UK's meteorological body has issued a yellow warning for parts of the Borders between 12pm and 6pm this evening.

Some affected communities could expect heavy rain and thunderstorms, with some risk of flooding.

There is also a potential risk of travel delays on the roads and for train services.

Despite the chance of thunder today, temperatures are expected to stay at around 21°c for the remainder of this week, with further rain expected on Friday (June 23) and Sunday (June 25).

A Met Office spokesperson said: "Heavy showers and thunderstorms are expected to develop from late morning.

"While many places will miss these, where they do occur some of these will be heavy, perhaps giving 10-20 mm of rain in around one hour and up to 30 mm in 2-3 hours in a few places.

"Hail and lightning are also likely to cause some hazardous conditions.

"Most of the showers and thunderstorms will die out by late afternoon or early evening."

Areas likely to be affected by the thunderstorms include:

  • Peebles
  • Galashiels
  • Selkirk
  • Melrose
  • Lauder
  • Jedburgh
  • Kelso
  • Duns
  • Eyemouth

According to the Met Office's Warning Impact Matrix this warning has a medium likelihood and low impact.

For more updates on weather warnings in the Borders, visit the Met Office website.