The Westmorland GazetteUPDATE: Fewer flood alerts now in place as weather begins to improve (From The Westmorland Gazette)

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UPDATE: Fewer flood alerts now in place as weather begins to improve

More flood alerts in Cumbria are being lifted by the Environment Agency as the weather improves.

Severe weather first hit the region on Friday and continued until Monday as large waves, combined with high tides, caused flooding at locations along the Cumbrian coast.

But looking ahead Dan Williams, chief forecaster for the Met Office, said the weather would be calm over the next five days.

"There will be a bit of rain around today and probably some showers going through the night but by tomorrow it should be a drier and brighter day with some cloud cover," he said.

"Thursday will see dry spells with a normal level of breeziness but temperatures will drop to around one degree overnight heading into Friday.

"Friday will see around 10mm of rain across all the country while Saturday will be dry and bright."

Sandside seemed to be the worst-hit area after water flooded the road to Arnside on all four days.

The Ship Inn was flooded and staff at the Bay Horse at Canal Foot at Ulverston deployed scores of sandbags to try to keep floodwater out of the premises.

Waves damaged the wall and road at the Coast Road between Ulverston and Barrow and repair work means the road has had to remain shut until further notice.

South Lakeland District Council handed out hundreds of sandbags to anxious householders in preparation for the bad weather.

Kirkby-in-Furness and Grange railway stations were both affected while the line from Barrow to Carlisle was disrupted over the weekend as 120 yards of track was washed away at Flimby.

Levens Hall's car park flooded as water crept within metres of the historic building.

VIEW OUR JANUARY FLOODS GALLERY

Flood warnings in our region

FLOOD WARNING

  • Keswick Campsite flooding from the lake

FLOOD ALERT

  • Rivers Eamont and Lowther to their confluence with the River Eden at Langwathby
  • Lower River Eden
  • Rivers Rothay, Brathay and Winster
  • Upper River Derwent, Stonethwaite Beck and Derwent Water

WARNING NO LONGER IN FORCE

  • Coastline at Barrow in Furness
  • Coast from St Bees Head to Millom
  • Lune Estuary
  • Coast at North Morecambe Bay including Roosebeck, Canal Foot, East Plain Farm, Arnside
  • Coast at Duddon Estuary
  • River Lune, Conder and Keer and other watercourses from Kirkby Lonsdale to Galgate including Gressingham, Carnforth, Hornby, Wray, Bentham and Lancaster
    Upper River Eden

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