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Met Office Weather Warning- Thunderstorms

Alert message sent 16/06/2020 11:55:00

Information sent on behalf of Scottish Borders Council

Dear Citizen
The Met Office have issued a 'Yellow Weather' warning for Thunderstorms from 1330 today until 0600hrs tomorrow morning. SEPA have also issued a 'Flood Alert' for the Scottish Borders area.

Warning & impact details
Please note; the warnings effectively cover an ‘area at risk’, and the showers may come and go during the validity period.
Yellow warning for thunderstorms, covering the western Borders.

A few places may see thunderstorms causing flooding and disruption.
  • Flooding of homes and businesses could happen quickly, with damage to some buildings from floodwater, lightning strikes, hail or strong winds
  • Where flooding or lightning strikes occur, there is a chance of delays and some cancellations to train and bus services
  • Spray and sudden flooding could lead to difficult driving conditions and some road closures
  • Some communities might become cut off if roads flood
  • Power cuts might occur and other services to some homes and businesses could be lost.

The warnings can be found at, 

Jim Fraser
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Jim Fraser (Scottish Borders Council, Emergency Planning Officer, Scottish Borders)

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