THE Borders is set to experience strong winds thanks to Storm Otto.

Today (Thursday) the Met Office updated the times and impact of the storm on the Borders.

From 3am until 3pm on Friday, strong winds, which come with a risk of injuries, property damage and transport delays and cancellations, will affect parts of the region.

There are a number of risks which the Met Office says could be expected from Storm Otto.

These include:

  • Injuries and danger to life from flying debris are possible
  • Some damage to buildings, such as tiles blown from roofs, could happen
  • Road, rail, air and ferry services may be affected, with longer journey times and cancellations possible
  • Some roads and bridges may close
  • Power cuts may occur, with the potential to affect other services, such as mobile phone coverage
  • Injuries and danger to life could occur from large waves and beach material being thrown onto sea fronts, coastal roads and properties

The Met Office issued two yellow warnings for wind for the Borders.

The first, which covers Peebles, Galashiels, Selkirk, and Melrose, will be in place from 3am-3pm.

A Met Office spokesperson said: "Gusts of 60-70 mph are likely, and possibly as high as 80 mph for exposed coasts and hills, particularly for the far north and northeast of mainland Scotland and Orkney."

The second warning, which affects Kelso, Jedburgh, and Duns, will be in place from 5am-2pm.

A Met Office spokesperson added: "Winds will be strongest over, and immediately to the east of high ground, with gusts of 55-65 mph.

"Gusts as high as 75 mph are possible, particularly for some of the more exposed trans-Pennine routes.

"High-sided vehicles may be particularly impacted."

Both warnings have a low likelihood and medium impact according to the Met Office's warning impact matrix.

Storm Otto was named by the Danish Meteorological Institution (DMI).

For more information, visit the Met Office website.