Cumbria is set to bask in a heatwave this week following the heavy rain at the weekend.

Parts of the county are set to soar to the mid twenties, with temperatures in Barrow expected to peak at 26 degrees on Thursday.

A potential thunderstorm is also forecasted towards the end of the afternoon.

Today is forecast to be sunny with a high of 24 degrees, with a mix of cloudy and sunny weather across Cumbria throughout the rest of the week.

The coastal towns of west Cumbria will be cooler, with top temperatures reaching 22 degrees.

A spokesman from the Met Office said: “While Cumbria won’t reach temperatures as hot as the south east, which will hit highs of 37 degrees, the county will certainly benefit from a hotter spell this week.

“The weather set up is broadly similar to the pattern that brought high temperatures to much of continental Europe at the end of June.

“Conditions will feel much more comfortable for everyone by the time we get to Friday.”

It comes after Millom residents saw water seep out drains following Friday's downpours.

Emergency services and councillors worked together to help people affected.

Millom's Waterloo House Surgery was closed yesterday.

The surgery said flooding affected clinic rooms, computers and phone lines.