Latest flood warnings

Environment authorities say that there is only a small risk of flooding from rivers in our area today but warn motorists of possible standing water.

There is a "low risk" warning in place for parts of Cumbria and the Scottish Borders.

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Latest Flood Warnings

One flood warning and six flood alerts are still in force around Cumbria today with more heavy rain expected to hit the county later this afternoon.

The Met Office has issued a yellow warning for North West England between 6pm tonight and 6am tomorrow morning.

The Environment Agency has issued flood alerts for the rivers Kent and Bela, affecting the Kendal area.

The River Eden is also on alert, along as are the rivers Brathay, Rothay and Winster and the Upper Derwent from Seathwaite to Derwentwater.

A flood alert is also across Dumfries and Galloway. No major flood risk is currently foreseen for the Scottish Borders.


Dumfries and Galloway put on alert

An updated Flood Alert has been issued for Dumfries and Galloway.

There is continued risk of some coastal flooding during Saturday and into Sunday with strong winds due to coincide with high tides.

Large waves and spray overtopping are likely in areas exposed to the strong onshore winds. Flooding to low lying coastal areas is possible on exposed west and south west facing coasts including Portpatrick and Southerness.

The time of greatest risk on west facing coasts is around 1 am on Sunday morning.

Latest update

After heavy rain overnight and with further heavy rainfall forecast throughout the weekend people around the region are being warned to be prepared for flooding.

One flood warning is in place for Keswick campsite and there are flood alerts in force around Cumbria and southern Scotland.

They include areas along the River Eden from Appleby to Carlisle, the Solway coast and the Upper Derwent from Seathwaite to Derwentwater.

Further showers are predicted for tomorrow morning turning into heavy, sustained with heavy and rainfall in the afternoon, especially over higher ground.

Wet weather is expected to continue into the new year.


Flood warnings: "low risk"

Environment agencies in Scotland and England are advising people to keep up-to-date for the possible risk of flooding in low lying areas.

They say there is a low risk of flooding in parts of the Scottish Borders and Cumbria but motorists are also warned of standing water in places.

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