A further two flood alerts have been issued by the Environment Agency - taking the total number in the county to 10.

The latest alerts are in place for the Rivers Caldew and Petteril and the lower River Eden.

The alert for the latter states: "River levels are forecast to rise overnight at the Linstock river gauge as a result of heavy rainfall.

"Consequently, flooding of low lying land and roads is expected. Low lying land and roads in the Crosby-on-Eden, Linstock, Carlisle and Rockcliffe areas are at risk.

"High river levels are possible on the River Eden, River Caldew, River Petteril, Durranhill Beck, Brunstock Beck, Gosling Sike, Little Caldew, Parham Beck, Rockcliffe Beck and their tributaries."

For the Rivers Caldew and Petteril, the alert says: "River levels are expected to rise at the Cummersdale and Stockdalewath river gauges as a result of forecast heavy rainfall. Consequently, flooding of roads and farmland is possible overnight. Low lying land and roads in the Millhouse, Caldbeck, Sebergham, Ivegill, Stockdalewath, Dalston, Cummersdale, Denton Holme, Greystoke, Plumpton, Upperby and Harraby Green areas may be affected.

"High river levels are possible on the River Caldew, Cald Beck, River Ive, River Roe, North Petteril, River Petteril and their tributaries. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses."

There is also a flood warning in place for the Cumbrian coastline from Gretna to Silloth, including Port Carlisle, Skinburness and Rockcliffe.

Flood alerts also apply to the following areas:

  • The coast from Gretna to Silloth
  • The coast from Silloth to St Bees
  • Upper River Derwent, Stonethwaite Beck and Derwentwater
  • Rivers Brathay, Rothay and Winster

Four flood alerts and one warning are also in place for areas in south Cumbria.