FREEZING air from Russia is expected to grip the Scottish Borders next week in what could be the coldest late February in five years.

The cold blast will see temperatures plunge below zero from Sunday night with snow expected from Tuesday.

A yellow 'be aware' weather warning for snow is in place across the Scottish Borders between 3am and 11.55pm on Tuesday, February 27.

The Met Office said: "There is a lot of uncertainty in the extent and timing of snow during Tuesday.

"Showers will bring a large variation in amounts of snow across even small areas with some places seeing very little.

"The most likely time for a period of more widespread snow currently looks to be during Tuesday morning.

"There is the potential for locally 5-10 cm of snow across eastern parts however where showers become more organised there may be more widespread snow cover."