NUMEROUS flood alerts and warnings have been issued for Carlisle and the surrounding area due to heavy rainfall over night.

A warning is in place for the coastline between Gretna and Silloth including Port Carlisle, Skinburness and Rockcliffe, although the high tide at lunch time is not expected to reach warning level.

The warning remains in place today because the forecast for the high tide overnight is expected to exceed the alert threshold and may reach warning level in the Port Carlisle area.

An alert is also in place for the coast from St Bees to Silloth, the high tide at lunchtime is not expected to reach flood alert level but the alert will remain in place because the forecast for high tide over night is that it will meet the alert level.

A further alert is in place for Upper River Derwent, Stonethwaite Beck and Derwent Water.

Derwent Water Lake levels remain hight at the Lodore gauge as a result of heavy rainfall, as a result of this, flooding of low lying land, footpaths and roads is expected to continue until later today and possibly into tomorrow.

Low lying land and roads in the Seatoller, Stonethwaite, Rosthwaite, Grange-in-Borrowdale and Derwent Water shoreline areas remain at risk. High river and lake levels are possible on the River Derwent, Stonethwaite Beck, Watendlath Beck, and Derwent Water.