A WEATHER warning for wind covering the Borders has been extended.

The Met Office issued a yellow alert earlier this week for Sunday (January 21) from 6am.

The warning has now been extended until early on Monday morning.

Travel could be disrupted due to "strong winds", according to the forecaster.

A Met Office spokesperson said: "Within the warning area, many places are likely to see southwesterly winds gust to around 50-60mph and gusts may reach 60-70mph for exposed locations (e.g. coasts).

"There remains a chance of stronger winds impacting parts of this area for a time but this aspect remains uncertain with further updates to the warning to be expected over the coming days."

The spokesperson added: "Prepare to protect your property and people from injury. Check for loose items outside your home and plan how you could secure them. Items include; bins, garden furniture, trampolines, tents, sheds and fences.

"Give yourself the best chance of avoiding delays by checking road conditions if driving, or bus and train timetables, amending your travel plans if necessary.

"People cope better with power cuts when they have prepared for them in advance. It’s easy to do; consider gathering torches and batteries, a mobile phone power pack and other essential items. If you are on the coast, stay safe during stormy weather by being aware of large waves. Even from the shore large breaking waves can sweep you off your feet and out to sea.

"Take care if walking near cliffs; know your route and keep dogs on a lead. In an emergency, call 999 and ask for the Coastguard.

"Be prepared for weather warnings to change quickly. When a weather warning is issued, the Met Office recommends staying up to date with the weather forecast in your area."