The Met Office is predicting that deep floodwater and fast flowing water could cause "danger to life" - as it issues a severe weather warning for rain.

It is also predicting that "homes and businesses could be flooded".

The warning states:

  • Homes and businesses could be flooded, causing damage to some buildings
  • Fast flowing or deep floodwater is possible, causing a danger to life and some communities may be cut off by flooded roads
  • Delays or cancellations to train and bus services are possible
  • Spray and flooding could lead to difficult driving conditions and some road closures
  • Possible power cuts and loss of other services to some homes and businesses

The warning will be in place until 10pm today and will apply to most of Cumbria.