Gale warnings

Pic Greg Macvean 09/11/2015 - High winds and heavy rain cause problems for people walking through The Meadows
Pic Greg Macvean 09/11/2015 - High winds and heavy rain cause problems for people walking through The Meadows
  • Amber wind warning until 9am Tuesday
  • Snow melt a concern in some areas
  • Parents urged to stay up to date in cases of school closures

Scottish Borders Council (SBC) is warning residents that severe gale force winds, which could reach up to 80-90mph in some areas is likely to cause disruption.

An Amber Wind Warning remains in place from this evening through to 9am on Tuesday. Around this, and a Yellow wind warning is in place until 10am tomorrow morning (Tuesday).

School transport tomorrow morning (Tuesday) may be disrupted and parents should listen to local radio and check the Council’s social media channels to keep updated.

Snow melt is causing some rivers to rise and residents will be updated via the normal flood alerts issued by SEPA.

Jim Fraser, SBC’s Emergency Planning Officer said: “We are continuing to deal with a challenging time with yet another Storm heading our way.

“We are already experiencing high winds in many areas, and the wind is expected to gradually become stronger during today. The strongest winds are expected from later into the evening and into Tuesday.

“Our Emergency Bunker opened at 3pm today and will remain open through the night until 9am tomorrow morning to co-ordinate the multi-agency response to any impact of the high winds.

“Residents should expect travel disruption and difficult driving conditions, so please take extreme care when you are out and about.”

The Council’s website at www.scotborders.gov.uk and social media channels at www.facebook/sbcouncil and www.twitter.co.uk/scotborders will be updated throughout this period.

Road closures are being updated via the Council’s webpage for road closures.