We are about to enter a period of very unsettled weather over the next few days. Storm Ciara will arrive late on Saturday and we can expect disruptive weather conditions for the next four days. The Met Office have issued a series of Yellow Be Aware weather warnings for the Scottish Borders area from Saturday right through until Tuesday for Wind/Rain and then Snow for high ground at the beginning of the week.
Saturday and Sunday
We can expect gale force winds of 50-60mph over both days and on Sunday for a period of time the winds will get stronger with frequent gusts up to 70mph this will be accompanied by prolonged heavy driving rain. On Sunday there is a low risk of minor flooding impacts from rivers and small watercourses. You can expect delays and difficult driving conditions on all roads with standing water and spray and strong winds especially for high sided vehicles.
Monday and Tuesday
Much colder air moves in and the strong winds remain with gusts still in excess of 50mph and this time we can expect snow with falls of 1-3cm above 150m and 5-10cm on ground above 300m. The strong winds could cause blizzard conditions and drifting of snow on exposed roads. These will be showers so the exact areas of the Borders that will be impacted are hard to predict at this time.
For full details of all the warnings please follow this link to the Met Office website
Keep an eye on local and national weather forecasts over the weekend as there is a chance that some of these weather warnings may be amended
In the interests of your own safety we would strongly advise anyone planning to play golf this weekend to check it is safe to do so before setting off.
Call the Pro Shop for advise 01890750004
Thanks and stay safe