Flood alerts have been issued across Cumbria.

As a yellow weather warning for rain – issued by the Met Office – remains in place today (February 23) and tomorrow, flood alerts and warnings have been issued across the county.

Flood warnings, meaning flooding is expected and immediate action is required, have been issued for Keswick Campsite and the River Greta at Keswick.

A total of six flood alerts have also been put in place, at Rivers Caldew and Petteril, near Carlisle; Rivers Greta, St Johns Beck and Bassenthwaite Lake near Keswick; Upper River Derwent, Stonethwaite Beck and Derwent Water at Keswick; Rivers Lowther and Eamont in east Cumbria; Rivers Brathay, Rothay and Winster near Windermere; and Rivers Duddon, Crake and Mill Beck in the south.

Those near areas of possible flooding are asked to avoid using low lying footpaths near rivers, and plan driving routes to avoid low lying roads near rivers, which may be flooded.


A seventh flood alert has been issued.

It covers Upper River Eden at Appleby.

Those within the area should be aware of the rising water levels and take action if necessary.

Update [8.40pm]:

A further three flood alerts have been issued for Cumbria.

The latest alerts include Lower River Eden, at Carlisle; Rivers Cocker, Marron and Derwent, near Cockermouth; and Rivers Kent and Bela, at Kendal.

For more information, visit the gov.uk website.