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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.

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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

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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.

More ice predicted for the Border region

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Once again, ice will create hazardous conditions across the region between now and 11am on Friday morning.

Heavy showers of rain, hail, sleet and snow are expected with some clearer periods, making temperatures dip sharply.

Ice and snow will fall on higher ground today but will possibly affect areas at lower levels, particularly in Dumfries & Galloway and the Borders.

Ice will also form on untreated roads and surfaces, causing disruption to travel.

Met Office issues further yellow warning for ice

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Ice will again form on some surfaces across the region from 4pm today to 11am on Thursday morning.

Wintry showers could lead to a build up of snow on higher grounds.

Untreated roads and pathways will become slippery, causing a small chance of travel disruption in parts of the Scottish Borders.

Three roads in Cumbria remain closed due to icy conditions:

  • Ennerdale Bridge - Cold Fell Road is closed due to ice between Ennerdale Bridge and Calder Bridge.
  • Eskdale - Hardknott Pass is closed due to ice between Eskdale and Little Langdale.
  • Buttermere - Newlands Pass is closed due to ice between Buttermere and Braithwaite.

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'Bitterly cold winds' set to bring snow to the region

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The Met Office has issued yellow weather warnings for snow and ice across the Border region, with 'bitterly cold winds' bringing temperatures not far from freezing.

During Friday between the early hours of the morning until 6pm, 2-5 cm of snow is likely to fall, with icy surfaces forming overnight. This is expected to cause travel delays and cancellations to public transport, with potential interruptions to power supplies.

On Sunday, heavy snow is possible between 4am and 11.55pm. Motorists are warned this could lead to vehicles becoming stranded in difficult driving conditions. Access to rural communities could also be cut off.

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Further ice warning issued for Cumbria and southern Scotland

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The Met Office has issued a yellow warning for ice in Cumbria and southern Scotland.

Ice is likely to form on Friday evening and overnight into Saturday on roads, pavements and cycle paths that haven't been gritted.

Snow showers are also expected on high grounds. Drivers are warned there is a risk of slippery surfaces which will make driving conditions difficult.

Weather update: Flood warnings issued in Cumbria

A number of flood warnings have been issued in Cumbria following alerts of heavy rain and gale force winds across the Border region.

Where are flood warnings in place?

  • Dragley Beck at Ulverston from Dragley Beck Bridge on Well Lane downstream to South Ulverston
  • Keswick Campsite
  • Poaka Beck, The Yarl, Hagg Gill and Butts Beck at Dalton in Furness including Town Centre, Queen St
  • Poaka Beck, The Yarl, Hagg Gill and Butts Beck at Dalton in Furness, including other areas
  • River Ehen at Egremont, Bleach Green, Ennerdale Mill, Springfield Rd, Vale View, Wood Bank
  • River Greta at Keswick, Fitz Park and Riverside Flats Areas
  • River Greta at Keswick, Keswick Campsite, Rugby Club and Quinta
  • River Kent at Burneside, Steeles Row and Carling Steps
  • River Kent at Kendal, Benson Green, Burneside Rd, Gilthwaite Rigg, and St Johns Ambulance
  • Wiza Beck & Black Beck at Wigton, Station Rd
15 flood alerts have also been issued to parts of Cumbria Credit: GOV.UK

Drivers are advised to expect difficult travel conditions and delays to their journey. For traffic updates please visit https://www.cumbria.police.uk/Traffic/Traffic.aspx

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