One flood warning and 12 flood alerts are in force across Cumbria after heavy rain overnight.
The Environment Agency has issued a flood warning – which means flooding is expected and immediate action is required – for Keswick Campsite.
It says: “River levels are rising at the Lodore lake level gauge on Derwentwater as a result of heavy rainfall. Consequently, flooding is now expected during the early hours of Thursday morning.
“Flooding is expected to affect low lying areas bordering the shores of Derwentwater and the Keswick Camping and Caravan Club Site. Further rainfall with heavy bands of showers is forecast overnight.
“We expect the lake level to rise until later in the morning, peaking around the flood warning level around 8am – 9am. We are closely monitoring the situation. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near rivers and lakes in the area which may be flooded.”
Flood alerts – which mean be prepared/flooding is possible – are in force for the following areas:
- Lower River Eden
- Middle River Eden
- 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 Greta, St Johns Beck and Bassenthwaite Lake
- Rivers Kent and Bela
- Rivers Lowther and Eamont
- Upper River Derwent, Stonethwaite Beck and Derwentwater
- Upper River Eden