There are 13 flood alerts and two flood warnings in place across Cumbria this evening.

Many of the county's rivers are threatening to burst their banks after prolonged heavy rain falling on already saturated ground in the wake of Storms Ciara and Dennis in recent weeks.

The Environment Agency, the body responsible for issuing flood alerts and warnings, has nearly 150 flood alerts in place across England, as well as 82 flood warnings and five severe flood warnings - meaning the situation is serious enough to be life-threatening.

In Cumbria this evening there are only two flood warnings in place (neither are in the severe category), meaning flooding is to be expected - at Rickerby Park in Carlisle and at Keswick campsite.

The rest of Cumbria's flood alerts are meant to inform affected communities to be prepared for possible, but not inevitable, flooding.

Below is a round-up of the flood alerts in place this evening, across Cumbria.

North Cumbria

River levels are described by the Environment Agency as being "high" across the Carlisle area, but are "starting to fall".

Rivers Esk and Irthing (Longtown, Bewcastle, Walton, Gilsland areas)

  • Low lying land and roads in the Gilsland, Lanercost, Brampton, Irthington, Castle Carrock, Newby East, Longtown and Rockcliffe areas may be at risk of flooding this evening.
  • The agency is expecting river levels to "fall later this evening".
  • A spokesman for the Environment Agency said "Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses and plan driving routes to avoid low lying roads near rivers, which may be flooded."

Lower River Eden (Rockcliffe, Cargo, west Carlisle and east Carlisle areas)

  • Roads and low-lying land in the Crosby-on-Eden, Linstock, Carlisle and Rockcliffe areas may be affected, however river levels along the lower River Eden are "starting to fall".
  • The Environment Agency stated: "We expect river levels to continue to fall below flood alert levels overnight" for the lower River Eden.

Flood Warning: River Eden at Rickerby Park (Swifts and Stoneyholme golf course areas)

  • Recent heavy rainfall has kept the river levels along the Rickerby Park section of the River Eden high.
  • The Environment Agency has stated that as a result: "Flooding of property, low lying roads and farmland is expected.
  • "Low lying roads, car parks, public spaces and recreational facilities at Rickerby Park, Swifts and Stoneyholme Golf Courses are at risk.
  • "We expect river levels to remain high overnight."

Rivers Caldew and Petteril (Caldbeck, Dalston, Upperby and Harraby Green areas)

  • 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.

Middle River Eden (Langwathby, Lazonby, Armathwaite, Wetheral areas)

  • Low lying land and roads in the Langwathby, Skirwith, Melmerby, Lazonby, Kirkoswald, Armathwaite, Brocklewath, Wetheral and Warwick Bridge areas may be affected.

Rivers Lowther and Eamont (Patterdale, Glenridding, Pooley Bridge, Penrith areas)

  • Low lying land and roads in the Bampton, Patterdale, Glenridding, Dockray, Pooley Bridge, Dacre, Eamont Bridge and Penrith areas are expected to be affected.
  • The Environment Agency expects river levels to "fall later this evening".

Upper River Eden (Appleby, Warcop, Kirkby Stephen, Great Asby areas)

  • Low lying land and roads in the Ravenstonedale, Kirkby Stephen, Brough, Warcop, Great Asby, Great Ormside, Appleby-in-Westmorland, Bolton, Crosby Ravensworth and Morland areas are expected to be affected.
  • River levels are "forecast to fall later this evening."

Rivers Greta, St Johns Beck and Bassenthwaite Lake (Mungrisedale, Threlkeld, Keswick, Braithwaite areas)

  • Low lying land and roads in the Mungrisdale, Threlkeld, Keswick, Portinscale, Braithwaite, Bassenthwaite and Wythop Mill areas may be affected.
  • The river levels were predicted to have started falling this afternoon, and into the evening.

Flood Warning: Keswick Campsite (Derwent Water)

  • The flooding around the Derwent Water area is expected to continue.
  • Derwent Water is expected to fall slowly overnight.
  • The Environment Agency has said: "Low lying areas bordering the shores of Derwent Water and the frontage of the Keswick camping and caravan club site will continue to be affected."

Upper River Derwent, Stonethwaite Beck and Derwent Water (Keswick, Grange areas)

  • The Environment Agency is recommending not to use the low lying footpath around the edge of Derwent Water.

West Cumbria

As in north Cumbria, river levels are being described by the Environment Agency as "high" but are "starting to fall" throughout the evening. The agency expects the river levels to continue to fall overnight.

Rivers Cocker, Marron and Derwent (Buttermere, Cockermouth, Bridgefoot, Workington areas)

  • Low lying land and roads in the Buttermere, Lorton Valley, Cockermouth, Branthwaite, Bridgefoot, Camerton, Barepot and Workington areas may be affected.

Rivers Ehn, Calder, Irt and Esk (Harrington, Distington, Whitehaven, Cleator Moor areas)

  • Low lying land and roads in the Harrington, Distington, Whitehaven, Ennerdale Bridge, Cleator Moor, Cleator, Egremont, Beckermet, Braystones, Calder Bridge, Gosforth, Seascale, Wasdale, Holmrook, Eskdale and Bootle areas may be affected.

South Cumbria

River levels are starting to fall, though Windermere is likely to pose a possible flood risk for a number of days.

Rivers Brathay, Rothay and Winster (Windermere, Cartmel, Ambleside, Grasmere)

  • An Environment Agency spokesman said: "Windermere lake levels remain high following overnight rainfall. Consequently, flooding of low lying land and roads is likely to remain possible for a number of days.
  • "Please plan driving and walking routes to avoid low lying roads near rivers and footpaths close to the edge of Windermere Lake, which may be flooded."
  • Low lying land and roads are at risk in Langdale, Grasmere, Ambleside, Troutbeck, Windermere, Hawkshead, Rusland Valley, Newby Bridge, Backbarrow, Cartmel, Cark and Winster Valley areas.

Rivers Kent and Bela (Staveley, Kendal, Sedgwick, Milnthorpe)

  • The Environment Agency said: "We expect river levels to begin to fall later this evening and overnight."
  • Low lying land and roads in the Staveley, Ings, Burneside, Kendal, Garnett Bridge, Stainton, Sedgwick, Holme, Beetham and Milnthorpe areas may be affected.

Rivers Duddon, Crake and Mill Beck (Broughton-in-Furness, Kirkby-in-Furness, Coniston, Ulverston)

  • The Environment Agency said this evening: "River levels remain high at the Duddon Hall river gauge as a result of recent heavy rainfall. Consequently, flooding of roads and low lying land may be expected."
  • Low lying land and roads in the Dunnerdale, Duddon Bridge, Broughton-in-Furness, Kirkby-in-Furness, Soutergate, Coniston, Ulverston, Dalton-in-Furness areas are "expected to be affected."