HEAVY downpours are set to drench large parts of the Scottish Borders from Sunday morning at 6am through to midnight on Monday night.

A yellow weather warning for rain has been issued by the Met Office who say that the heavy rain could bring some disruption to parts of Eastern Scotland.

Yellow means that you should plan ahead thinking about possible travel delays, or the disruption of your day to day activities.

The Met Office is monitoring the developing weather situation and Yellow means keep an eye on the latest forecast and be aware that the weather may change or worsen, leading to disruption of your plans in the next few days.

Large part of the region is covered by the warning, except for those areas west/south west of Peebles and Melrose and southern edge.

Up to 40mm of rain expected widely

Strong winds along the coast

Risk of wave overtopping in coastal communities across whole weekend and Monday, which may require the barriers to be deployed between The Ship Inn and Marine Parade in Eyemouth

There is a slight chance of power cuts and loss of other services to some homes and businesses

Homes and businesses could be flooded, causing damage to some buildings

Fast flowing or deep floodwater is possible, causing a danger to life

Delays or cancellations to train and bus services are possible

Spray and flooding could lead to difficult driving conditions and some road closures

Some communities may be cut off by flooded roads

Possible power cuts and loss of other services to some homes and businesses