Alert message sent 30/12/2021 14:36:00

Information sent on behalf of The Environment Agency

As we head into New Year’s Eve the rainfall forecast is for rain to affect Cumbria from later this afternoon, turning heavy for a time overnight.  Whilst river and lake levels are reasonably low for this time of year, they will respond with many catchments across the County reaching Flood Alert thresholds.  This means that low lying land and roads may be susceptible to flooding.  We do not currently forecast for rivers or lakes to reach any Flood Warning thresholds and therefore do not expect any flooding to affect properties but this will be monitored today and overnight.

The forecast for New Year’s Day and into the weekend remains slightly unsettled with further showers, however we do not forecast for any further flooding impacts, and rivers and lakes should start to recede.

On Sunday we enter the first high tide cycle of the year, and may expect a small number of Flood Alerts to be issued for low lying areas of the Cumbrian coastline. This means we expect low lying coastal footpaths, roads and land at risk of flooding.   We do not expect tides to reach any Flood Warning thresholds and therefore do not expect any flooding to affect coastal properties.

Be flood ready. It is important that you are prepared for flooding and we encourage you to take 3 simple steps:-
  • Sign up to Flood Warning Service to receive free flood warnings
  • Know what to do when a flood warning is issued.  We encourage you have a personal flood plan for you and your family
  • Keep an eye on the situation.  You can view at 5 day weather forecast and monitor river levels online at and
Further information is available on our website or by ringing Floodline on 0345 988 1188.  Advice and information on other sources of flooding can be found at

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Maria Ullyart (Environment Agency, Flood Resilience Advisor, PP and Community Engagement, Cumbria)

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