THE Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for the Borders, with a chance that thunderstorms will hit from 4pm today (June 19).

Slow-moving, heavy showers might cause some disruption until midnight.

The storms are tipped to cover Melrose, Galashiels and Peebles, before travelling north.

A Met Office spokesperson said: "Heavy showers and thunderstorms are expected to develop late this afternoon and through the early evening, moving slowly northwest, before slowly fading overnight.

"The most intense rainfall is likely across parts of central Scotland during the early evening, and then across northwest Scotland.

"Whilst not all areas will see the heaviest rain, some places may see 30 to 40mm in one to two hours which may lead to localised flooding. Lightning and hail are also likely."

The Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) has also issued an amber flood alert for the region, as far north as West Linton.

A SEPA spokesperson said: "Heavy, thundery showers are likely to develop in the region through Friday afternoon and evening, which may result in isolated areas of surface water flooding.

"The greatest risk will be if the showers occur over urban areas or the transport network."