A flood warning and 18 flood alerts are in place across Cumbria this morning as Storm Gareth continues to hit.

Surface water is also causing problems, and motorists are warned to take extra care.

It comes after a night of wet and windy weather across the county.

There were reports of trees coming down in Copeland overnight, and standing water causing hazardous driving conditions.

The Met Office has issued a heavy rain warning, covering Cumbria, which runs until lunchtime today.

Storm Gareth is also bringing strong winds across from Ireland, continuing throughout today and tomorrow.

Gusts of up to 70mph could hit coastal areas, it warns.

The Environment Agency began issuing flood alerts as river levels rose yesterday.

There are now a total of 19 areas at risk.

The worst affected is Keswick Campsite, next to Derwentwater.

A flood warning, meaning flooding is likely, is in force here.

A further 18 river catchments are on flood alert, meaning flooding is possible.

They are:

River North Tyne

Rivers Brathay, Rothay and Winster

Rivers Caldew and Petteril

Rivers Cocker, Marron and Derwent

Rivers Duddon, Crake and Mill Beck

Rivers Esk and Irthing

Rivers Greta, St Johns Beck and Bassenthwaite Lake

Rivers Kent and Bela

Rivers Lowther and Eamont

River South Tyne

Rivers Wampool and Ellen

Upper River Aire

Upper River Derwent, Stonethwaite Beck and Derwent Water

Upper River Eden

Upper River Lune

Upper River Ribble, Hodder

Upper River Tees

Upper River Wyre, Brock