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Weather: Yellow warning for wintry conditions

Some roads in the region are closed because of snow and ice on the roads Credit: Met Office

A yellow warning for snow and ice remains in place until 12pm today.

Heavy hail and snow showers are expected during this morning, which will build on many surfaces. Ice is also likely to form on untreated roads and pavements.

Drivers and those using public transport are advised that journey times by road, bus and train are likely to be longer. Some vehicles could become stranded.

ROADS CLOSED due to hazardous driving conditions:

  • A592 Kirkstone Pass between Troutbeck and Hartsop.
  • Torver - A593 around A5084.


What's still to come from Storm Eleanor?

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There is still a warning for strong winds in place today after Storm Eleanor brought gusts of up to 100 mph to parts of the region last night.

The Met Office's amber 'Be Prepared' warning has now been downgraded to yellow and is in place until around 6pm this evening.

Power cuts might happen and injuries from flying debris are possible in coastal communities, which are expected to be hit by large waves and spray.

Public transport may be disrupted. Information on road closures across the region can be found here.


Met Office warns of strong winds and high tides

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Strong winds and high tides are expected to hit Cumbria and southern Scotland tomorrow from 6pm until 8am on Wednesday.

The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning, which expects western coastal communities to be worst affected.

There is a small chance that injuries and danger to life could occur from flying debris. Power cuts may happen, along with transport disruption or cancellation of public transport.

  • Latest updates here.

Met Office issues fresh warning for ice

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As snow causes disruption to travel across the region, motorists are warned that driving conditions could become much worse as the Met Office has now issued a yellow warning for ice.

Between 3pm today and 12pm on Saturday, ice stretches are expected to form on untreated roads and pavements.

Further showers could also give another 1 to 3cm of snow in places over Scotland, mainly on higher ground.

Heavy rain for Cumbria this Christmastime

Yellow warning for rain in Cumbria Credit: Met Office

It's been a very wet Christmas for parts of Cumbria overnight, with more than 100mm of rain falling in higher areas. There is now a yellow warning for rain in force from 9:30am to 11pm today.

Further showers with heavy spells may well lead to some flooding of low lying areas, and possibly some properties in prone locations:

Flood alert

  • Keswick Campsite

Flood warnings

  • Rivers Brathay, Rothay and Winster
  • Rivers Caldew and Petteril
  • Rivers Cocker, Marron and Derwent
  • Rivers Duddon, Crake and Mill Beck
  • Rivers Ehen, Calder, Irt and Esk
  • Rivers Wampool and Ellen
  • Upper River Derwent, Stonethwaite Beck and Derwent Water

Motorists are advised that surface water and spray will give some poor road conditions. Visit the Cumbria Police and Copeland Police Twitter pages to see which roads are affected.

The heaviest of the rain will ease off this evening, but lighter bursts are likely to continue through the night and into Boxing Day, especially over the higher Fells in Central Lakeland.

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