STORM Jocelyn is set to bring strong winds across the Borders.

The Met Office issued a yellow weather warning covering the entire region.

It came into effect at 4pm on Tuesday (January 23) and is in place until 3pm today.

A Met Office spokesperson said: "Strong winds in association with Storm Jocelyn continuing across northern parts of the UK into this afternoon, but gradually easing from the west.

"Winds are widely expected to gust 55-65mph, with a few exposed locations and over high ground possibly seeing in excess of 70mph. Gusts of 55-65mph are fairly typical for a winter storm across these areas, but following the impacts caused by Storm Isha resilience is expected to be lower and it may also hamper any ongoing recovery and repair efforts."

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."

Rush-hour trains have been cancelled across Scotland's rail network due to Storm Jocelyn.

Services will remain off throughout Wednesday morning.

The region was battered by winds associated with Storm Isha on Sunday, with roads across the Borders closed due to fallen trees and flooding on Monday.

On Storm Jocelyn, a Scottish Borders Council spokesperson said: "With further weather warnings in place for Tuesday and Wednesday, the council is liaising closely with partners and the Met Office and preparing accordingly.”