WINDS of up to 70mph are expected to hit the Scottish Borders later this week.

The Met Office have issued a yellow (be aware) warning for wind for the region between 3am and 3pm on Thursday, June 14.

The forecaster added that the high winds may cause travel disruption and power cuts.

The warning states: "A very windy spell will develop during Wednesday night in association with a deep area of low pressure.

"The strongest winds will reach the west coast during the early hours of Thursday before spreading eastwards during the day.

"Westerly winds are likely to gust between 50 and 60mph in many areas and possibly around 70mph in some exposed locations.

"Winds should gradually ease from the west during Thursday afternoon. In addition, a spell of heavy rain will accompany the wind with the highest rainfall totals over parts of western Scotland."

Peeblesshire News: Photo credit: Met OfficePhoto credit: Met Office

^WEATHER WARNING for Thursday, June 14, 2018. Photo credit: Met Office

Residents are being warned of a slight chance of some damage to buildings, such as tiles blown from roofs.

There is also a slight chance that power cuts may occur, with the potential to affect other services, such as mobile phone coverage.