The River Kent in Kendal has burst its banks this afternoon (September 20) following flood warnings issued by the government yesterday (September 19).

The Kent flows south down Kentdale to Staveley, where it turns south-east to run into Kendal.

The recent heavy rainfall has caused water to breach the river's banks at Carlingdale. 

Water was reported to have spread through the hedges that line the river at around 2pm which is now covering a section of Burneside Road the bend at one of its bends. 

Passengers travelling on the 42 bus alongside the River Kent reported the water being dangerously close to breach around 1pm. 

The government put out a warning yesterday (September 19) for residents to monitor water levels and weather conditions close to the Rivers Brathay, Rothay and Winster.

Watercourses from Grasmere to Grange-over-Sands including low lying areas around Ambleside, Skelwith Bridge, Windermere, Hawkshead, Newby Bridge, Backbarrow, Cark and Cartmel were also considered at risk.