FLOOD warnings and alerts are still in place today in Keswick and Cockermouth - although drier weather is forecast.

A flood warning is in place at Keswick Campsite. An Environment Agency spokesman said: "The level of Derwent Water at the Lodore gauge is falling slowly and is forecast to continue to fall over the next few days.

"The weather today is forecast to be dry. Flooding is expected to continue to affect low lying areas bordering the shores of Derwent Water and the frontage of the Keswick Camping and Caravan Club Site.

"We continue to closely monitor the situation. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near rivers."

Flood alerts, which mean flooding is possible and people should be prepared, are still in place at: Rivers Brathay, Rothay and Winster; Rivers Cocker, Marron and Derwent; Upper River Aire and Upper River Derwent, Stonethwaite Beck and Derwent Water.

Regarding the Cockermouth area, a spokesman said: "River levels are falling slowly at the Southwaite Bridge, Ouse Bridge and Kingfisher river gauges.

"Today’s forecast is for dry weather and levels are expected to fall throughout today and the next few days.

"There remains a risk of flooding to low lying land and roads in the Buttermere, Lorton Valley, Cockermouth, Branthwaite, Bridgefoot, Camerton, Barepot and Workington areas. Higher than normal river levels remain on the River Cocker, Whit Beck, River Derwent, River Marron, Lostrigg Beck and their tributaries.

"We are closely monitoring the situation. Please avoid using low lying footpaths and roads near rivers and lakes."