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Flood warning issued for Keswick

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A flood warning has been issued for Keswick, alongside 9 less severe flood alerts across Cumbria.

Flooding is expected at Keswick Campsite as the level of Derwentwater remains high because heavy rainfall on previous days.

A yellow weather warning for Cumbria issued by the Met Office is in place until 7pm today. Public transport journey times are expected to take longer and flooding of properties is possible.

Met office: decent weather in Cumbria 'coming to an end'

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The Met office have issued a rain warning for Cumbria and the northwest of England for the week of 5 June. The next few days are expected to to be cooler, with stronger winds and outbreaks of rain and showers.

  • Monday: Cloudy with outbreaks of rain, locally heavy. The focus for the highest rainfall totals looks like being west of the Pennines, running from southern parts of Cumbria southwards. With the rain continuing all day there will be plenty of surface water building up, which may cause some localised issues affecting roads and possibly properties.
  • Monday Night: Rain continuing, but becoming a little lighter and more showery in nature by the end of the night.
  • Tuesday: Cloudy with showers in Cumbria and Northwest England. Showers dying out overnight.
  • Wednesday to Friday: Remaining unsettled with spells of rain/showers interspersed with drier interludes. The timing of the rain and showers will become clear as the forecast develops in the coming days.

A yellow warning of rain has also been issued, with the Met Office saying up to 80mm of rain is possible by 6am on Tuesday, 6 June, for the southern half of Cumbria.


Severe rain to hit Cumbria again on Wednesday

The Environment Agency has warned that further serve rain is on its way to Cumbria. The EA expect the downpours to hit on Wednesday and as the ground is already saturated flooding is likely.

"The Met Office are predicting severe rain on Wednesday so there are chances of further flooding in Cumbria but we are unable to make detailed predictions until we have better information on where the rain is likely to fall. Though we are not expecting it to be as bad as in early December.

"Our focus today moved to Lancashire and Yorkshire but we still have a dedicated team in Cumbria and a staff of 750 that can be deployed where ever they are needed.

"We advise people to remain alert and keep themselves updated throughout the week."

– Ben Lukey, Environment Agency


Cumbria assess the damage following high winds

Cumbria is assessing the damage following high winds which saw gales of up to 100mph batter the county.

Trees have fallen down and the M6 and A66 were closed for a period of time over nights.

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Tree down in Currock Park Avenue, Carlisle Credit: ITV News
Tree down in Currock Park Avenue, Carlisle Credit: ITV News
Tree down in Currock Park Avenue, Carlisle Credit: ITV News

Parts of West coast Main Line to close between 7 and 9pm

All services on the West Coast Main Line will stop for two hours between 7-9pm and no alternative transport will be available.

Additionally the severe weather conditions will see trains slow as a precaution from 4pm on the following routes:

  • Carlisle - Preston / Crewe
  • Manchester Piccadilly / Liverpool Lime Street - Crewe / Stoke-on-Trent
  • Carnforth / Barrow-in-Furness and Carlisle (Cumbrian Coast)
  • Settle - Carlisle
  • Preston - Blackpool North / Blackpool South
  • Lancaster - Windermere
  • Crewe - Stoke-on-Trent

Journey times could increase by up to 60 minutes. For more information click here.

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