A mobile weather radar has been successfully stationed in Cumbria that will help improve flood forecasting and weather warning services.
The radar will stay in the county for the next twelve months and will be used to establish a more accurate report on the regions weather.
Paul Hendy, of the Carlisle Flood Action Group, says that the radar is a "win-win for Cumbria, that has long been needed."
In recent years, Cumbria has seen a number of floods that have caused devastation to the county. The radar collects real-time rainfall data that, in turn, could estimate whether or not an area will or will not flood.
The deployment of the radar may prove the necessity of a permanent solution and help researchers understand the type of extreme rainfall that causes flooding.