Flood Alert Info - Rivers Brathay, Rothay and Winster

Area Description

Rivers Brathay, Rothay and Winster and other watercourses, from Grasmere to Grange-over-Sands including low lying areas around Ambleside, Skelwith Bridge, Windermere, Hawkshead, Newby Bridge, Backbarrow, Cark and Cartmel.
This is a Flood Alert Area. For this area the highest level of flood notification that you will receive is a Flood Alert. No Flood Warnings or Severe Flood Warnings are issued for this area.
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Flood Alert issued on 23 Feb 2020 08:57
River Brathay, River Rothay, River Winster
Windermere Lake levels continue to remain high following recent rainfall. Consequently, the risk flooding of low lying land and roads is likely to remain possible for a number of days. Low lying land and roads are at risk in Langdale, Grasmere, Ambleside, Troutbeck, Windermere, Hawkshead, Rusland Valley, Newby Bridge, Backbarrow, Cartmel, Cark and Winster Valley areas. High river and lake levels are possible on Great Langdale Beck, River Brathay, River Rothay, Trout Beck, Mill Beck, Cunsey Beck, Windermere Lake, Rusland Pool, River Eea, River Winster and their tributaries. Please plan driving and walking routes to avoid low lying roads near rivers and footpaths close to the edge of Windermere Lake, which may be flooded. This message will be updated later today, 23/02/2020, or as the situation changes.

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Flood Alert History

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Historical Flood Alert Messages for this Area


Flood Alert issued on 22 Feb 2020 17:39
River Brathay, River Rothay, River Winster
Windermere Lake levels continue to remain high following recent rainfall. Consequently, the risk flooding of low lying land and roads is likely to remain possible for a number of days. Low lying land and roads are at risk in Langdale, Grasmere, Ambleside, Troutbeck, Windermere, Hawkshead, Rusland Valley, Newby Bridge, Backbarrow, Cartmel, Cark and Winster Valley areas. High river and lake levels are possible on Great Langdale Beck, River Brathay, River Rothay, Trout Beck, Mill Beck, Cunsey Beck, Windermere Lake, Rusland Pool, River Eea, River Winster and their tributaries. Please plan driving and walking routes to avoid low lying roads near rivers and footpaths close to the edge of Windermere Lake, which may be flooded. This message will be updated tomorrow morning, 23/02/2020, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 22 Feb 2020 11:04
River Brathay, River Rothay, River Winster
Windermere Lake levels remain high following recent rainfall. Consequently, the risk flooding of low lying land and roads is likely to remain possible for a number of days. Low lying land and roads are at risk in Langdale, Grasmere, Ambleside, Troutbeck, Windermere, Hawkshead, Rusland Valley, Newby Bridge, Backbarrow, Cartmel, Cark and Winster Valley areas. High river and lake levels are possible on Great Langdale Beck, River Brathay, River Rothay, Trout Beck, Mill Beck, Cunsey Beck, Windermere Lake, Rusland Pool, River Eea, River Winster and their tributaries. Please plan driving and walking routes to avoid low lying roads near rivers and footpaths close to the edge of Windermere Lake, which may be flooded. This message will be updated later today, 22/02/2020, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 21 Feb 2020 18:19
River Brathay, River Rothay, River Winster
Windermere Lake levels remain high following recent rainfall. We are expecting it to be windy tonight with further spells of rain. Consequently, the risk flooding of low lying land and roads is likely to remain possible for a number of days. Low lying land and roads are at risk in Langdale, Grasmere, Ambleside, Troutbeck, Windermere, Hawkshead, Rusland Valley, Newby Bridge, Backbarrow, Cartmel, Cark and Winster Valley areas. High river and lake levels are possible on Great Langdale Beck, River Brathay, River Rothay, Trout Beck, Mill Beck, Cunsey Beck, Windermere Lake, Rusland Pool, River Eea, River Winster and their tributaries. Please plan driving and walking routes to avoid low lying roads near rivers and footpaths close to the edge of Windermere Lake, which may be flooded. This message will be updated tomorrow morning, 22/02/2020, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 21 Feb 2020 09:15
River Brathay, River Rothay, River Winster
Windermere Lake levels remain high following recent rainfall. Consequently, flooding of low lying land and roads is likely to remain possible for a number of days. Low lying land and roads are at risk in Langdale, Grasmere, Ambleside, Troutbeck, Windermere, Hawkshead, Rusland Valley, Newby Bridge, Backbarrow, Cartmel, Cark and Winster Valley areas. High river and lake levels are possible on Great Langdale Beck, River Brathay, River Rothay, Trout Beck, Mill Beck, Cunsey Beck, Windermere Lake, Rusland Pool, River Eea, River Winster and their tributaries. Please plan driving and walking routes to avoid low lying roads near rivers and footpaths close to the edge of Windermere Lake, which may be flooded. This message will be updated this afternoon, 21/02/2020, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 20 Feb 2020 18:04
River Brathay, River Rothay, River Winster
Windermere Lake levels remain high following overnight rainfall. Consequently, flooding of low lying land and roads is likely to remain possible for a number of days. Low lying land and roads are at risk in Langdale, Grasmere, Ambleside, Troutbeck, Windermere, Hawkshead, Rusland Valley, Newby Bridge, Backbarrow, Cartmel, Cark and Winster Valley areas. High river and lake levels are possible on Great Langdale Beck, River Brathay, River Rothay, Trout Beck, Mill Beck, Cunsey Beck, Windermere Lake, Rusland Pool, River Eea, River Winster and their tributaries. Please plan driving and walking routes to avoid low lying roads near rivers and footpaths close to the edge of Windermere Lake, which may be flooded. This message will be updated tomorrow morning, 21/02/2020, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 20 Feb 2020 07:43
River Brathay, River Rothay, River Winster
Windermere Lake has risen following overnight rainfall. With further rainfall forecast today 20/02/2020, both river and lake levels are expected to remain high. Consequently, flooding of low lying land and roads is likely to remain possible for a number of days. Low lying land and roads are at risk in Langdale, Grasmere, Ambleside, Troutbeck, Windermere, Hawkshead, Rusland Valley, Newby Bridge, Backbarrow, Cartmel, Cark and Winster Valley areas. High river and lake levels are possible on Great Langdale Beck, River Brathay, River Rothay, Trout Beck, Mill Beck, Cunsey Beck, Windermere Lake, Rusland Pool, River Eea, River Winster and their tributaries. Please plan driving and walking routes to avoid low lying roads near rivers and footpaths close to the edge of Windermere Lake, which may be flooded. This message will be updated this afternoon, 20/02/2020, or if the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 19 Feb 2020 17:13
River Brathay, River Rothay, River Winster
Windermere Lake level has fallen but remains above the Flood Alert level as a result of recent rainfall. With further rain forecast overnight tonight Wednesday 19/02/20, both river and lake levels are expected to rise further. Consequently, flooding of low lying land and roads is likely to remain possible for a number of days. Low lying land and roads are at risk in Langdale, Grasmere, Ambleside, Troutbeck, Windermere, Hawkshead, Rusland Valley, Newby Bridge, Backbarrow, Cartmel, Cark and Winster Valley areas. High river and lake levels are possible on Great Langdale Beck, River Brathay, River Rothay, Trout Beck, Mill Beck, Cunsey Beck, Windermere Lake, Rusland Pool, River Eea, River Winster and their tributaries. Please plan driving and walking routes to avoid low lying roads near rivers and footpaths close to the edge of Windermere Lake, which may be flooded. This message will be updated tomorrow morning Thursday 20/02/2020, or if the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 19 Feb 2020 07:48
River Brathay, River Rothay, River Winster
Windermere Lake remains above the Flood Alert level as a result of recent rainfall. With further rainfall forecast today, both river and lake levels are expected to rise further through this afternoon and overnight. Consequently, flooding of low lying land and roads is likely to remain possible for a number of days. Low lying land and roads are at risk in Langdale, Grasmere, Ambleside, Troutbeck, Windermere, Hawkshead, Rusland Valley, Newby Bridge, Backbarrow, Cartmel, Cark and Winster Valley areas. High river and lake levels are possible on Great Langdale Beck, River Brathay, River Rothay, Trout Beck, Mill Beck, Cunsey Beck, Windermere Lake, Rusland Pool, River Eea, River Winster and their tributaries. Please plan driving and walking routes to avoid low lying roads near rivers and footpaths close to the edge of Windermere Lake, which may be flooded. This message will be updated later today, or if the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 18 Feb 2020 17:52
River Brathay, River Rothay, River Winster
Windermere Lake and river levels remain high as a result of recent rainfall. Consequently, flooding of low lying land and roads is possible throughout tonight and into Wednesday 19/02/10. Low lying land and roads are at risk in Langdale, Grasmere, Ambleside, Troutbeck, Windermere, Hawkshead, Rusland Valley, Newby Bridge, Backbarrow, Cartmel, Cark and Winster Valley areas. High river and lake levels are possible on Great Langdale Beck, River Brathay, River Rothay, Trout Beck, Mill Beck, Cunsey Beck, Windermere Lake, Rusland Pool, River Eea, River Winster and their tributaries. Please plan driving and walking routes to avoid low lying roads near rivers and footpaths close to the edge of Windermere Lake, which may be flooded. This message will be updated tomorrow morning, or if the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 18 Feb 2020 06:30
River Brathay, River Rothay, River Winster
Windermere Lake and river levels remain high as a result of heavy rainfall. Consequently, flooding of low lying land and roads is possible throughout Tuesday and into Wednesday 19/02/10. Low lying land and roads are at risk in Langdale, Grasmere, Ambleside, Troutbeck, Windermere, Hawkshead, Rusland Valley, Newby Bridge, Backbarrow, Cartmel, Cark and Winster Valley areas. High river and lake levels are possible on Great Langdale Beck, River Brathay, River Rothay, Trout Beck, Mill Beck, Cunsey Beck, Windermere Lake, Rusland Pool, River Eea, River Winster and their tributaries. Please plan driving and walking routes to avoid low lying roads near rivers and footpaths close to the edge of Windermere Lake, which may be flooded. This message will be updated latter today, or if the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 17 Feb 2020 17:58
River Brathay, River Rothay, River Winster
Windermere Lake and river levels remain high as a result of heavy rainfall. Consequently, flooding of low lying land and roads is possible overnight Monday and into Tuesday 18/02/10. Low lying land and roads are at risk in the Langdale, Grasmere, Ambleside, Troutbeck, Windermere, Hawkshead, Rusland Valley, Newby Bridge, Backbarrow, Cartmel, Cark and Winster Valley areas. High river and lake levels are possible on Great Langdale Beck, River Brathay, River Rothay, Trout Beck, Mill Beck, Cunsey Beck, Windermere Lake, Rusland Pool, River Eea, River Winster and their tributaries. Please plan driving and walking routes to avoid low lying roads near rivers and footpaths close to the edge of Windermere Lake, which may be flooded. This message will be updated tomorrow morning, or if the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 17 Feb 2020 10:56
River Brathay, River Rothay, River Winster
Windermere Lake and river levels remain high as a result of heavy rainfall. Consequently, flooding of low lying land and roads is possible today, Monday 17/02/20. Low lying land and roads are at risk in the Langdale, Grasmere, Ambleside, Troutbeck, Windermere, Hawkshead, Rusland Valley, Newby Bridge, Backbarrow, Cartmel, Cark and Winster Valley areas. High river and lake levels are possible on Great Langdale Beck, River Brathay, River Rothay, Trout Beck, Mill Beck, Cunsey Beck, Windermere Lake, Rusland Pool, River Eea, River Winster and their tributaries. Please plan driving routes to avoid low lying roads near rivers and footpaths close to the edge of Windermere Lake, which may be flooded. This message will be updated this afternoon, 17/02/2020, or if the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 16 Feb 2020 17:09
River Brathay, River Rothay, River Winster
Windermere Lake and river levels remain high as a result of heavy rainfall. Consequently, flooding of low lying land and roads is possible this afternoon and overnight. Low lying land and roads are at risk in the Langdale, Grasmere, Ambleside, Troutbeck, Windermere, Hawkshead, Rusland Valley, Newby Bridge, Backbarrow, Cartmel, Cark and Winster Valley areas. High river and lake levels are possible on Great Langdale Beck, River Brathay, River Rothay, Trout Beck, Mill Beck, Cunsey Beck, Windermere Lake, Rusland Pool, River Eea, River Winster and their tributaries. Please plan driving routes to avoid low lying roads near rivers and footpaths close to the edge of Windermere Lake, which may be flooded. This message will be updated tomorrow morning or if the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 16 Feb 2020 10:21
River Brathay, River Rothay, River Winster
River levels are high but steady at the Far Sawrey river gauge. Low lying land and roads in the Langdale, Grasmere, Ambleside, Troutbeck, Windermere, Hawkshead, Rusland Valley, Newby Bridge, Backbarrow, Cartmel, Cark and Winster Valley areas. High river and lake levels are possible on Great Langdale Beck, River Brathay, River Rothay, Trout Beck, Mill Beck, Cunsey Beck, Windermere Lake, Rusland Pool, River Eea, River Winster and their tributaries. Further light rainfall is forecast today 16/02/2020. We are closely monitoring the situation and will update this message later today or as the situation changes


Flood Alert issued on 15 Feb 2020 23:54
River Brathay, River Rothay, River Winster
River levels have risen at the Newby Bridge river gauge as a result of heavy rainfall. Consequently, flooding of low lying land and roads is possible overnight Saturday into Sunday 16/02/20. Low lying land and roads are at risk in the Langdale, Grasmere, Ambleside, Troutbeck, Windermere, Hawkshead, Rusland Valley, Newby Bridge, Backbarrow, Cartmel, Cark and Winster Valley areas. High river and lake levels are possible on Great Langdale Beck, River Brathay, River Rothay, Trout Beck, Mill Beck, Cunsey Beck, Windermere Lake, Rusland Pool, River Eea, River Winster and their tributaries. We expect river and lake levels to remain high into tomorrow 16/02/20. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are checking defences. Please plan driving routes to avoid low lying roads near rivers, which may be flooded. This message will be updated tomorrow morning, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 15 Feb 2020 15:33
River Brathay, River Rothay, River Winster
River levels have risen at the Miller Bridge House river gauge as a result of heavy rainfall. Consequently, flooding of low lying land and roads is possible later today and overnight. Low lying land and roads are at risk in the Langdale, Grasmere, Ambleside, Troutbeck, Windermere, Hawkshead, Rusland Valley, Newby Bridge, Backbarrow, Cartmel, Cark and Winster Valley areas. High river and lake levels are possible on Great Langdale Beck, River Brathay, River Rothay, Trout Beck, Mill Beck, Cunsey Beck, Windermere Lake, Rusland Pool, River Eea, River Winster and their tributaries. We expect river levels to remain high throughout today and into tomorrow. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are checking defences. Please plan driving routes to avoid low lying roads near rivers, which may be flooded. This message will be updated in 8 hours, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 13 Feb 2020 10:06
River Brathay, River Rothay, River Winster
Windermere lake levels remain high, although the level is falling, overnight rainfall and showers forecast for today will keep the lake level at or close to the Flood Alert threshold. This means low lying land, roads and footpaths around the lake may be affected. Areas likely to be at risk are low lying areas at Ambleside, Windermere, Newby Bridge areas. We are closely monitoring the situation and this message will be updated later today.


Flood Alert issued on 12 Feb 2020 16:57
River Brathay, River Rothay, River Winster
Windermere lake levels remain high, although the level is falling, overnight rainfall may keep the lake level above the Flood Alert threshold until tomorrow. This means low lying land, roads and footpaths around the lake may be affected. Areas likely to be at risk are low lying areas at Ambleside, Windermere, Newby Bridge areas. We are closely monitoring the situation and this message will be updated tomorrow morning.


Flood Alert issued on 12 Feb 2020 09:26
River Brathay, River Rothay, River Winster
Windermere lake levels remain high, although the level is falling slowly. This may still be affecting low lying land and roads around the lake. Affected areas will be low lying land and roads in the Ambleside, Windermere, Newby Bridge areas. We are closely monitoring the situation. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses. This message will be updated later today 12/02/2020, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 11 Feb 2020 16:21
River Brathay, River Rothay, River Winster
Windermere lake levels remain high, although the level is falling slowly. This may still be affecting low lying land and roads around the lake. Affected areas will be low lying land and roads in the Ambleside, Windermere, Newby Bridge areas. We are closely monitoring the situation. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses. This message will be updated tomorrow morning 12/02/2020, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 11 Feb 2020 08:22
River Brathay, River Rothay, River Winster
Windermere lake levels remain high, although the level is falling slowly. This may still be affecting low lying land and roads around the lake. Affected areas will be low lying land and roads in the Ambleside, Windermere, Newby Bridge areas. We are closely monitoring the situation. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses. This message will be updated this afternoon 11/02/2020, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 10 Feb 2020 16:18
River Brathay, River Rothay, River Winster
Windermere lake levels remain high, although the level is falling slowly. This may still be affecting low lying land and roads around the lake. Affected areas will be low lying land and roads in the Ambleside, Windermere, Newby Bridge areas. We are closely monitoring the situation. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses. This message will be updated tomorrow morning 11/02/2020, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 10 Feb 2020 08:52
River Brathay, River Rothay, River Winster
Windermere lake levels remain high as a result of heavy rainfall. Wintry showers are forecast throughout the day 10/02/2020 but the level is expected to fall, however this may still be affecting low lying land and roads around the lake. Affected areas will be low lying land and roads in the Langdale, Grasmere, Ambleside, Troutbeck, Windermere, Hawkshead, Rusland Valley, Newby Bridge, Backbarrow, Cartmel, Cark and Winster Valley areas. High river and lake levels are possible on Great Langdale Beck, River Brathay, River Rothay, Trout Beck, Mill Beck, Cunsey Beck, Windermere Lake, Rusland Pool, River Eea, River Winster and their tributaries. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are checking defences. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses. This message will be updated in 8 hours, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 9 Feb 2020 06:10
River Brathay, River Rothay, River Winster
River levels have risen at the Jeffy Knotts river gauge as a result of heavy rainfall. Affected areas will be low lying land and roads in the Langdale, Grasmere, Ambleside, Troutbeck, Windermere, Hawkshead, Rusland Valley, Newby Bridge, Backbarrow, Cartmel, Cark and Winster Valley areas. High river and lake levels are possible on Great Langdale Beck, River Brathay, River Rothay, Trout Beck, Mill Beck, Cunsey Beck, Windermere Lake, Rusland Pool, River Eea, River Winster and their tributaries. Further rainfall is forecast until lunchtime on 09/02/2020. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are checking defences. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses. This message will be updated in 8 hours, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 11 Jan 2020 19:40
River Brathay, River Rothay, River Winster
River levels are rising at the Newby Bridge and Far Sawrey river gauges as a result of heavy rainfall. Consequently, flooding of roads and farmland is possible. Low lying land and roads in the Langdale, Grasmere, Ambleside, Troutbeck, Windermere, Hawkshead, Rusland Valley, Newby Bridge, Backbarrow, Cartmel, Cark and Winster Valley areas. High river and lake levels are possible on Great Langdale Beck, River Brathay, River Rothay, Trout Beck, Mill Beck, Cunsey Beck, Windermere Lake, Rusland Pool, River Eea, River Winster and their tributaries. We are closely monitoring the situation. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses. This message will be updated tomorrow morning or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 15 Dec 2019 09:51
River Brathay, River Rothay, River Winster
Windermere lake although receding, remains high following recent heavy rainfall. Consequently, there is a risk of flooding to low lying footpaths, land and roads in the Langdale, Grasmere, Ambleside, Troutbeck, Windermere, Hawkshead, Rusland Valley, Newby Bridge, Backbarrow, Cartmel, Cark and Winster Valley areas. High river and lake levels are possible on Great Langdale Beck, River Brathay, River Rothay, Trout Beck, Mill Beck, Cunsey Beck, Windermere Lake, Rusland Pool, River Eea, River Winster and their tributaries. The forecast continues to be unsettled with the potential for showers throughout today. We continue to closely monitor the situation. This message will be updated tomorrow morning or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 14 Dec 2019 09:45
River Brathay, River Rothay, River Winster
Windermere lake and river levels remain high but continue to fall following recent heavy rainfall. Consequently, there is a risk of flooding to low lying footpaths, land and roads in the Langdale, Grasmere, Ambleside, Troutbeck, Windermere, Hawkshead, Rusland Valley, Newby Bridge, Backbarrow, Cartmel, Cark and Winster Valley areas. High river and lake levels are possible on Great Langdale Beck, River Brathay, River Rothay, Trout Beck, Mill Beck, Cunsey Beck, Windermere Lake, Rusland Pool, River Eea, River Winster and their tributaries. The forecast continues to be unsettled with showers expected later today and overnight so we will continue to closely monitor the situation. This message will be updated tomorrow morning or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 13 Dec 2019 10:26
River Brathay, River Rothay, River Winster
Windermere lake and river levels remain high but will continue to fall following recent heavy rainfall. Consequently, there is a risk of flooding to low lying footpaths, land and roads in the Langdale, Grasmere, Ambleside, Troutbeck, Windermere, Hawkshead, Rusland Valley, Newby Bridge, Backbarrow, Cartmel, Cark and Winster Valley areas. High river and lake levels are possible on Great Langdale Beck, River Brathay, River Rothay, Trout Beck, Mill Beck, Cunsey Beck, Windermere Lake, Rusland Pool, River Eea, River Winster and their tributaries. The forecast is dry and bright for today with further rain expected this evening so we will continue to closely monitor the situation. This message will be updated tomorrow morning or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 12 Dec 2019 09:31
River Brathay, River Rothay, River Winster
Windermere lake and river levels remain high following recent heavy rainfall. Consequently, there is a risk of flooding to low lying footpaths, land and roads in the Langdale, Grasmere, Ambleside, Troutbeck, Windermere, Hawkshead, Rusland Valley, Newby Bridge, Backbarrow, Cartmel, Cark and Winster Valley areas. High river and lake levels are possible on Great Langdale Beck, River Brathay, River Rothay, Trout Beck, Mill Beck, Cunsey Beck, Windermere Lake, Rusland Pool, River Eea, River Winster and their tributaries. The heavy rain has now cleared the area and only scattered showers are expected later today and into tomorrow and we continue to closely monitor the situation. This message will be updated tomorrow morning or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 11 Dec 2019 15:21
River Brathay, River Rothay, River Winster
Windermere lake and river levels remain high following recent heavy rainfall. Consequently, there is a risk of flooding to low lying footpaths, land and roads in the Langdale, Grasmere, Ambleside, Troutbeck, Windermere, Hawkshead, Rusland Valley, Newby Bridge, Backbarrow, Cartmel, Cark and Winster Valley areas. High river and lake levels are possible on Great Langdale Beck, River Brathay, River Rothay, Trout Beck, Mill Beck, Cunsey Beck, Windermere Lake, Rusland Pool, River Eea, River Winster and their tributaries. The heavy rain has now cleared the area and only scattered showers are expected later today and into tomorrow and we continue to closely monitor the situation. This message will be updated tomorrow morning.


Flood Alert issued on 11 Dec 2019 10:36
River Brathay, River Rothay, River Winster
River levels remain high at the Newby Bridge and Far Sawrey gauges following yesterdays heavy rain. Consequently, there is a risk of flooding to low lying land and roads in the Langdale, Grasmere, Ambleside, Troutbeck, Windermere, Hawkshead, Rusland Valley, Newby Bridge, Backbarrow, Cartmel, Cark and Winster Valley areas. High river and lake levels are possible on Great Langdale Beck, River Brathay, River Rothay, Trout Beck, Mill Beck, Cunsey Beck, Windermere Lake, Rusland Pool, River Eea, River Winster and their tributaries. The heavy rain has now cleared the area and only scattered showers are expected today. We are closely monitoring the situation. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses and avoid contact with flood water. This message will be updated later today or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 10 Dec 2019 19:08
River Brathay, River Rothay, River Winster
River levels remain high at the Newby Bridge and Far Sawrey gauges following todays heavy rain. Consequently, there is a risk of flooding to low lying land and roads in the Langdale, Grasmere, Ambleside, Troutbeck, Windermere, Hawkshead, Rusland Valley, Newby Bridge, Backbarrow, Cartmel, Cark and Winster Valley areas. High river and lake levels are possible on Great Langdale Beck, River Brathay, River Rothay, Trout Beck, Mill Beck, Cunsey Beck, Windermere Lake, Rusland Pool, River Eea, River Winster and their tributaries. The rain is forecast to clear the area by 8pm tonight, 10/12/2019. We are closely monitoring the situation. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses and avoid contact with flood water. This message will be updated tomorrow, 11/12/2019, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 10 Dec 2019 10:38
River Brathay, River Rothay, River Winster
River levels remain high at the Newby Bridge and Far Sawrey gauges following yesterdays heavy rain. Consequently, there is a risk of flooding to low lying land and roads in the Langdale, Grasmere, Ambleside, Troutbeck, Windermere, Hawkshead, Rusland Valley, Newby Bridge, Backbarrow, Cartmel, Cark and Winster Valley areas. High river and lake levels are possible on Great Langdale Beck, River Brathay, River Rothay, Trout Beck, Mill Beck, Cunsey Beck, Windermere Lake, Rusland Pool, River Eea, River Winster and their tributaries. Further heavy rain is forecast for today, Tuesday 10/12/2019, keeping river and lake levels high. We are closely monitoring the situation. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses and avoid contact with flood water. This message will be updated later today, 10/12/2019, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 9 Dec 2019 19:09
River Brathay, River Rothay, River Winster
Levels remain high at the Newby Bridge and Far Sawrey gauges as a result of recent heavy rainfall. Consequently, there is a risk of flooding to low lying land and roads in the Langdale, Grasmere, Ambleside, Troutbeck, Windermere, Hawkshead, Rusland Valley, Newby Bridge, Backbarrow, Cartmel, Cark and Winster Valley areas. High river and lake levels are possible on Great Langdale Beck, River Brathay, River Rothay, Trout Beck, Mill Beck, Cunsey Beck, Windermere Lake, Rusland Pool, River Eea, River Winster and their tributaries. A band of heavy rain will affect the area for much of Tuesday 10/12/2019 (late morning onwards). We are monitoring the situation closely. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses and avoid contact with flood water. This message will be updated tomorrow morning, 10/12/2019, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 9 Dec 2019 10:24
River Brathay, River Rothay, River Winster
Levels have risen at the Newby Bridge and Far Sawrey gauges as a result of recent heavy rainfall. Consequently, there is a risk of flooding to low lying land and roads in the Langdale, Grasmere, Ambleside, Troutbeck, Windermere, Hawkshead, Rusland Valley, Newby Bridge, Backbarrow, Cartmel, Cark and Winster Valley areas. High river and lake levels are possible on Great Langdale Beck, River Brathay, River Rothay, Trout Beck, Mill Beck, Cunsey Beck, Windermere Lake, Rusland Pool, River Eea, River Winster and their tributaries. Monday will be a dry day but further heavy rain is forecast to affect the area on Tuesday 10/12/2019. We are monitoring the situation. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses and avoid contact with flood water. This message will be updated later today, 09/12/2019, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 8 Dec 2019 18:05
River Brathay, River Rothay, River Winster
Levels have risen at the Newby Bridge and Far Sawrey gauges as a result of recent heavy rainfall. Consequently, there is a risk of flooding to low lying land and roads in the Langdale, Grasmere, Ambleside, Troutbeck, Windermere, Hawkshead, Rusland Valley, Newby Bridge, Backbarrow, Cartmel, Cark and Winster Valley areas. High river and lake levels are possible on Great Langdale Beck, River Brathay, River Rothay, Trout Beck, Mill Beck, Cunsey Beck, Windermere Lake, Rusland Pool, River Eea, River Winster and their tributaries. Further showers are forecast overnight and into tomorrow, 09/12/2019. We are monitoring the situation, our incident response staff are operating defences. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses and avoid contact with flood water. This message will be updated tomorrow morning, 09/12/2019, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 8 Dec 2019 10:59
River Brathay, River Rothay, River Winster
Levels have risen at the Newby Bridge and Far Sawrey gauges as a result of heavy rainfall overnight. Consequently, there is a risk of flooding to low lying land and roads in the Langdale, Grasmere, Ambleside, Troutbeck, Windermere, Hawkshead, Rusland Valley, Newby Bridge, Backbarrow, Cartmel, Cark and Winster Valley areas. High river and lake levels are possible on Great Langdale Beck, River Brathay, River Rothay, Trout Beck, Mill Beck, Cunsey Beck, Windermere Lake, Rusland Pool, River Eea, River Winster and their tributaries. Further showers are forecast throughout today, 08/12/2019. We are monitoring the situation, our incident response staff are operating defences. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses and avoid contact with flood water. This message will be updated this evening, 08/12/2019, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 2 Oct 2019 09:24
River Brathay, River Rothay, River Winster
Windermere Lake level remains high as a result of recent rainfall. Consequently, the risk of flooding to roads and farmland in the Langdale, Grasmere, Ambleside, Troutbeck, Windermere, Hawkshead, Rusland Valley, Newby Bridge, Backbarrow, Cartmel, Cark and Winster Valley areas remains. We expect Windermere Lake levels to continue to fall throughout the day. The anticipated rain expected overnight on Thursday into Friday 04th October may see river and lake levels rise again in the area. This message will be updated later today, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 1 Oct 2019 16:32
River Brathay, River Rothay, River Winster
River and Lake levels remain high as a result of heavy overnight and into this morning. Consequently, the risk of flooding to roads and farmland in the Langdale, Grasmere, Ambleside, Troutbeck, Windermere, Hawkshead, Rusland Valley, Newby Bridge, Backbarrow, Cartmel, Cark and Winster Valley areas remains. Rainfall has now stopped and no further significant rain is expected until Thursday 3rd october. We expect levels to continue to fall throughout the night. This message will be updated tomorrow morning, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 1 Oct 2019 08:36
River Brathay, River Rothay, River Winster
River and Lake levels remain high as a result of heavy overnight rainfall over the South Lakes area. Consequently, flooding of roads and farmland is possible in the Langdale, Grasmere, Ambleside, Troutbeck, Windermere, Hawkshead, Rusland Valley, Newby Bridge, Backbarrow, Cartmel, Cark and Winster Valley areas. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are clearing grids and debris screens. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses and driving through flood water. This message will be updated this afternoon, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 30 Sep 2019 19:54
River Brathay, River Rothay, River Winster
River and Lake levels are forecast to rise overnight as a result of forecast heavy rainfall over the South Lakes area. Consequently, flooding of roads and farmland is possible in the Langdale, Grasmere, Ambleside, Troutbeck, Windermere, Hawkshead, Rusland Valley, Newby Bridge, Backbarrow, Cartmel, Cark and Winster Valley areas. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are clearing grids and debris screens. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses and driving through flood water. This message will be updated tomorrow morning, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 17 Aug 2019 11:46
River Brathay, River Rothay, River Winster
As a result of the heavy rainfall which affected the area yesterday (16/08/2019), high water levels at the Newby Bridge and Far Sawrey gauges means the Flood Alert remains in place despite an improving forecast. Isolated showers are forecast for today (Saturday 17/08/2019), followed by heavier, more thundery showers on Sunday (18/08/2019) with a drier day on Monday. We continue to monitor the situation and will update this message later today (17/08/2019), or as and when the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 16 Aug 2019 21:21
River Brathay, River Rothay, River Winster
The level of Windermere at the Far Sawrey gauge has risen in response to today's rainfall and so the Flood Alert remains in place. The majority of the rain has now passed over and there is an improving forecast for this evening (16/08/2019). We continue to monitor the situation and will update this message as and when the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 16 Aug 2019 10:38
River Brathay, River Rothay, River Winster
Lake levels remain high as a result of heavy rainfall last weekend. Although the level is still falling, the lake may respond again to this morning’s rainfall (16/08/2019). The majority of the rain is forecast to clear the county by late afternoon. We continue to monitor the situation closely. Please avoid using low lying footpaths and roads near local watercourses. This message will be updated later today or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 15 Aug 2019 15:45
River Brathay, River Rothay, River Winster
Lake levels remain high as a result of heavy rainfall last weekend. Although the level is still falling, the lake may respond to further rainfall forecast for tomorrow morning (16/08/2019). We continue to monitor the situation. Please avoid using low lying footpaths and roads near local watercourses. This message will be updated tomorrow morning, 16/08/2019, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 15 Aug 2019 11:15
River Brathay, River Rothay, River Winster
Lake levels remain high as a result of heavy rainfall over the weekend, although they are now falling steadily. The current forecast indicates that the lake level should drop below Flood Alert level by Friday 16/08/2019. We continue to closely monitor the situation. Please avoid using low lying footpaths and roads near local watercourses. This message will be updated later today 15/08/2019, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 14 Aug 2019 15:43
River Brathay, River Rothay, River Winster
Lake levels remain high as a result of heavy rainfall over the weekend. However the situation is improving as lake levels continue to fall. The current forecast indicates that the lake level should drop below Flood Alert level by Thursday 15/08/2019. We will continue to closely monitor the situation. Our incident staff operated Newby Bridge sluices which remain open at this time. Please avoid using low lying footpaths and roads near local watercourses. This message will be updated tomorrow morning, 15/08/2019, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 14 Aug 2019 09:51
River Brathay, River Rothay, River Winster
Lake levels remain high as a result of heavy rainfall over the weekend. However the situation is improving as levels continue to fall. The current forecast indicates that the lake level should drop below Flood Alert level by Thursday 15/08/2019. We continue to closely monitor the situation. Our incident response staff operated Newby Bridge sluices which remain open at this time. Please avoid using low lying footpaths and roads near local watercourses. This message will be updated this afternoon, Wednesday 14/08/2019 or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 13 Aug 2019 12:10
River Brathay, River Rothay, River Winster
Lake levels remain high as a result of heavy rainfall over the weekend. The risk to low lying land and footpaths will remain around Lake Windermere but the situation is improving as levels continue to fall. The current forecast indicates that the lake level should drop below Flood Alert level over the next few days. We continue to closely monitor the situation. Our incident response staff operated Newby Bridge sluices which remain open. Please avoid using low lying footpaths and roads near local watercourses. This message will be updated tomorrow morning, Wednesday 14/08/2019 or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 12 Aug 2019 16:27
River Brathay, River Rothay, River Winster
River and Lake levels have risen as a result of heavy rainfall over the weekend. Low lying land and footpaths will be affected around Lake Windermere into early next week. Low lying land and roads in the Langdale, Grasmere, Ambleside, Troutbeck, Windermere, Hawkshead, Rusland Valley, Newby Bridge, Backbarrow, Cartmel, Cark and Winster Valley areas are at particular risk. River levels are falling but Lake levels remain high. We continue to closely monitor the situation. Our incident response staff operated Newby Bridge sluices which remain open. Please avoid using low lying footpaths and roads near local watercourses. This message will be updated tomorrow morning, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 12 Aug 2019 11:03
River Brathay, River Rothay, River Winster
River and Lake levels have risen as a result of heavy rainfall over the weekend. Low lying land and footpaths will be affected around Lake Windermere into early next week. Low lying land and roads in the Langdale, Grasmere, Ambleside, Troutbeck, Windermere, Hawkshead, Rusland Valley, Newby Bridge, Backbarrow, Cartmel, Cark and Winster Valley areas are at particular risk. River levels are falling but Lake levels remain high. We continue to closely monitor the situation. Our incident response staff operated Newby Bridge sluices which remain open. Please avoid using low lying footpaths and roads near local watercourses. This message will be updated as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 11 Aug 2019 15:48
River Brathay, River Rothay, River Winster
River and Lake levels have risen as a result of heavy rainfall. Low lying land and footpaths will be affected around Lake Windermere into early next week. Low lying land and roads in the Langdale, Grasmere, Ambleside, Troutbeck, Windermere, Hawkshead, Rusland Valley, Newby Bridge, Backbarrow, Cartmel, Cark and Winster Valley areas are at particular risk. High river and lake levels are possible on Great Langdale Beck, River Brathay, River Rothay, Trout Beck, Mill Beck, Cunsey Beck, Windermere Lake, Rusland Pool, River Eea, River Winster and their tributaries. We expect river levels to remain high until tomorrow and Windermere Lake level to remain high into next week. We continue to closely monitor the situation. Our incident response staff operated Newby Bridge sluices yesterday which remain open. Please avoid using low lying footpaths and roads near local watercourses. This message will be updated in 8 hours, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 10 Aug 2019 22:55
River Brathay, River Rothay, River Winster
River and Beck levels remain high as a result of persistent heavy rainfall over the South Lakes area. Consequently, flooding of roads and farmland remains today and into the early hours of Sunday morning 11/08/19 in the Langdale, Grasmere, Ambleside, Troutbeck, Windermere, Hawkshead, Rusland Valley, Newby Bridge, Backbarrow, Cartmel, Cark and Winster Valley areas. The current forecast shows that rainfall will continue overnight and continue throughout Sunday. We expect river levels to remain high throughout this period. We are closely monitoring the situation and our incident response staff are continuing to check defences and clearing debris screens. This message will be updated as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 10 Aug 2019 11:45
River Brathay, River Rothay, River Winster
River and Beck levels are forecast to rise as a result of persistent heavy rainfall over the South Lakes area. Consequently, flooding of roads and farmland is possible today into tomorrow 11/08/2019 in the Langdale, Grasmere, Ambleside, Troutbeck, Windermere, Hawkshead, Rusland Valley, Newby Bridge, Backbarrow, Cartmel, Cark and Winster Valley areas. Flooding of properties is not forecast at this point. Further heavy rainfall is forecast throughout today and tomorrow Sunday 11/08/19. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are clearing grids and debris screens. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses and driving through flood water. This message will be updated in 8 hours, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 20 Mar 2019 08:06
River Brathay, River Rothay, River Winster
Windermere Lake level at the Far Sawrey gauge is continuing to fall but remains just above flood alert level. We will update this message this afternoon Thursday 21/03/19.


Flood Alert issued on 19 Mar 2019 18:25
River Brathay, River Rothay, River Winster
Windermere Lake level at the Far Sawrey gauge is continuing to fall, however the shores and footpaths around Windermere and the rivers downstream could still be flooded. We expect more settled conditions for the next couple of days with more rain on Thursday 21/03/19. We will update this message on the morning of 20/03/19.


Flood Alert issued on 19 Mar 2019 09:11
River Brathay, River Rothay, River Winster
Windermere Lake level at the Far Sawrey gauge is continuing to fall, however the shores and footpaths around Windermere and the rivers downstream could still be flooded. We expect more settled conditions for the next couple of days with more rain on Thursday 21/03/19. We will update this message this afternoon 19/03/19.


Flood Alert issued on 18 Mar 2019 18:00
River Brathay, River Rothay, River Winster
Windermere Lake level at Far Sawrey has fallen to 1.3m. We are expecting the level to continue falling throughout the night, but the shores and footpaths around Windermere and the rivers downstream could still be flooded. Currently, we are expecting this Flood Alert to remain in place for the next couple of days. We will update this message tomorrow morning 19/03/19.


Flood Alert issued on 18 Mar 2019 07:51
River Brathay, River Rothay, River Winster
Windermere Lake level at Far Sawrey has fallen 0.1m in the last 6 hours. We are expecting the level to continue falling throughout the day but the shores and footpaths around Windermere and the rivers downstream could still be flooded. Currently, we are expecting this Flood Alert to remain in place for the next couple of days. We will update this message afternoon 18/03/19.


Flood Alert issued on 17 Mar 2019 19:46
River Brathay, River Rothay, River Winster
Windermere lake levels are continuing to fall at the Newby Bridge and Far Sawrey gauges, but low lying land and roads in the Windermere, Newby Bridge and Backbarrow areas may still be affected. Next week is looking a little drier with no further flooding impacts expected however we will continue to closely monitor the situation. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses. This message will be updated in the morning of Monday 18/03/19.


Flood Alert issued on 17 Mar 2019 10:20
River Brathay, River Rothay, River Winster
Windermere lake levels remain high at the Newby Bridge and Far Sawrey gauges, but are expected to fall throughout the day. Consequently, the risk of flooding remains around the shores of Windermere. Low lying land and roads in the Windermere, Newby Bridge and Backbarrow areas may be affected. We are expecting some showers today but plenty of dry spells and becoming more settled. Rainfall totals expected are around 4 millimetres. Next week is looking a little drier with no further flooding impacts expected. We are closely monitoring the situation. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses. This message will be updated in the afternoon of 17/03/19.


Flood Alert issued on 16 Mar 2019 18:33
River Brathay, River Rothay, River Winster
Windermere lake levels remain high at the Newby Bridge and Far Sawrey gauges, also the River levels in the area remain high following todays heavy rainfall. Consequently, the risk of flooding remains. Low lying land and roads in the Windermere, Newby Bridge and Backbarrow areas may be affected. Light showers will continue overnight. We do not expect any flood warnings to be issued at this time. We are closely monitoring the situation. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses. This message will be updated in the morning of 17/3 19


Flood Alert issued on 16 Mar 2019 09:02
River Brathay, River Rothay, River Winster
Lake levels remain high at the Far Sawrey gauge as a result of recent rainfall. Windermere lake levels and surrounding tributaries are beginning to rise again from the rain that started in the early hours of this morning. Low lying areas along the shores of Windermere will continue to be affected. Currently, we are expecting the rain to continue into the afternoon of 16/03/19 with some heavy showers in some places. This is followed by lighter showers during the afternoon that could fall as sleet or snow in some areas, causing water levels in the area to rise again. We are closely monitoring the situation but we do not expect to reach flood warning levels. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses. This message will be updated on the afternoon of 16/03/19, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 16 Mar 2019 08:32
River Brathay, River Rothay, River Winster
Lake levels remain high at the Far Sawrey gauge as a result of recent rainfall. Windermere lake levels and surrounding tributaries are beginning to rise again with the rain that started in the early hours of this morning Saturday 16/03/19. Low lying areas along the shores of Windermere will continue to be affected. Currently, we are expecting the rain to continue into the afternoon of 16/03/19 with some heavy showers in some places. This is followed by lighter showers during the afternoon that could fall as sleet or snow in some areas, causing water levels in the area to rise again. We are closely monitoring the situation. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses. This message will be updated on the afternoon of 16/03/19, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 15 Mar 2019 16:53
River Brathay, River Rothay, River Winster
Lake levels remain high at the Far Sawrey gauge as a result of recent rainfall, however Windermere levels and surrounding tributaries are continuing to fall at present. Low lying areas along the shores of Windermere will continue to be affected. The outlook for Saturday 16/03/19 and Sunday 17/03/19 is as follows. Currently, we are expecting some rain starting in the early hours of Saturday morning, which could fall as sleet or snow in some areas. Later on Saturday afternoon the rain will be less heavy and intermittent. Saturday night into Sunday morning there may be some wintry showers which could cause water levels in the area to rise again. We are closely monitoring the situation. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses. This message will be updated on the morning of 16/03/19, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 15 Mar 2019 10:33
River Brathay, River Rothay, River Winster
Lake levels remain high at the Far Sawrey gauge as a result of recent rainfall. Friday sees less rain and the Windermere Lake Level and surrounding tributaries are expected to fall throughout the day. Low lying areas along the shores of Windermere will continue to be affected. Further heavy rainfall or snow is expected during Saturday afternoon and overnight into Sunday. We are closely monitoring the situation. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses. This message will be updated in the evening of 15/03/19, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 14 Mar 2019 17:17
River Brathay, River Rothay, River Winster
Windermere lake levels remain high at the Newby Bridge and Far Sawrey gauges, also the River levels in the area remain high. Further heavy rain is expected during the next few days. Consequently, the risk of flooding remains. Low lying land and roads in the Windermere, Newby Bridge and Backbarrow areas may be affected. We do not expect any flood warnings to be issued at this time. We are closely monitoring the situation. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses. This message will be updated on the morning of 15/03/19, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 14 Mar 2019 11:39
River Brathay, River Rothay, River Winster
Windermere lake levels remain high at the Newby Bridge and Far Sawrey gauges, also the River levels in the area remain high. Further heavy rain is expected during the next few days. Consequently, the risk of flooding remains. Low lying land and roads in the Windermere, Newby Bridge and Backbarrow areas may be affected. We do not expect any flood warnings to be issued at this time. We are closely monitoring the situation. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses. This message will be updated in the afternoon of 14/3/19, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 13 Mar 2019 18:00
River Brathay, River Rothay, River Winster
Windermere lake levels remain high but steady at the Newby Bridge and Far Sawrey gauges, also the River levels ins the area remain high. Further heavy rain is expected overnight into tomorrow morning 14/3/19, and the forecast is showing additional rainfall is expected during the next few days. Consequently, the risk of flooding remains. Low lying land and roads in the Windermere, Newby Bridge and Backbarrow areas may be affected. We do not expect any flood warnings to be issued at this time. We are closely monitoring the situation. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses. This message will be updated tomorrow morning 14/3 19, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 13 Mar 2019 12:05
River Brathay, River Rothay, River Winster
River and lake levels are high but steady at the Newby Bridge and Far Sawrey gauges as a result of heavy rainfall. Consequently, the risk of flooding remains. Low lying land and roads in the Windermere, Newby Bridge and Backbarrow areas may be affected. High river and lake levels are expected on Windermere and the River Leven. We expect river and lake levels to remain high today but do not expect any flood warnings to be issued. Further showers are forecast today and overnight with additional rainfall expected during the next few days. We are closely monitoring the situation. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses. This message will be updated this evening 13/03/19, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 12 Mar 2019 18:46
River Brathay, River Rothay, River Winster
River and lake levels are high but steady at the Newby Bridge and Far Sawrey gauges as a result of heavy rainfall. Consequently, the risk of flooding remains. Low lying land and roads in the Windermere, Newby Bridge and Backbarrow areas may be affected. High river and lake levels are expected on Windermere and the River Leven. We expect river and lake levels to remain high overnight but do not expect any flood warnings to be issued. Further showers are forecast overnight with additional rainfall expected during the next few days. We are closely monitoring the situation. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses. This message will be updated in the morning of 13/03/19, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 12 Mar 2019 14:09
River Brathay, River Rothay, River Winster
River and lake levels are high but steady at the Newby Bridge and Far Sawrey gauges as a result of heavy rainfall. Consequently, the risk of flooding remains. Low lying land and roads in the Windermere, Newby Bridge and Backbarrow areas may be affected. High river and lake levels are expected on Windermere and the River Leven. Further showers are forecast for the rest of the day, with further rainfall and strong winds expected overnight into Wednesday morning. We expect river and lake levels to remain high overnight. We do not expect any flood warnings to be issued. We are closely monitoring the situation. Newby Bridge sluices remain open. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses. This message will be updated this evening, 12/03/19, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 12 Mar 2019 04:39
River Brathay, River Rothay, River Winster
River levels are high but steady at the Far Sawrey river gauge as a result of persistent heavy rainfall. Consequently, the risk of flooding remains at low lying land and roads in the Langdale, Grasmere, Ambleside, Troutbeck, Windermere, Hawkshead, Rusland Valley, Newby Bridge, Backbarrow, Cartmel, Cark and Winster Valley areas. High river and lake levels are possible on Great Langdale Beck, River Brathay, River Rothay, Trout Beck, Mill Beck, Cunsey Beck, Windermere Lake, Rusland Pool, River Eea, River Winster and their tributaries. Most of the forecast rain is expected to clear by 8am on Tuesday 12/03/19. We expect river and lake levels to remain high throughout the day. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are checking defences and clearing debris screens. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses. This message will be updated as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 11 Mar 2019 17:52
River Brathay, River Rothay, River Winster
River levels are high but steady at the Far Sawrey river gauge as a result of persistent heavy rainfall. Consequently, the risk of flooding remains at low lying land and roads in the Langdale, Grasmere, Ambleside, Troutbeck, Windermere, Hawkshead, Rusland Valley, Newby Bridge, Backbarrow, Cartmel, Cark and Winster Valley areas. High river and lake levels are possible on Great Langdale Beck, River Brathay, River Rothay, Trout Beck, Mill Beck, Cunsey Beck, Windermere Lake, Rusland Pool, River Eea, River Winster and their tributaries. We expect river levels to remain high until 12/03/19. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are checking defences and clearing debris screens. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses. This message will be updated in 8 hours, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 11 Mar 2019 14:20
River Brathay, River Rothay, River Winster
River levels are high but steady at the Far Sawrey river gauge as a result of persistent heavy rainfall. Consequently, the risk of flooding remains at low lying land and roads in the Langdale, Grasmere, Ambleside, Troutbeck, Windermere, Hawkshead, Rusland Valley, Newby Bridge, Backbarrow, Cartmel, Cark and Winster Valley areas. High river and lake levels are possible on Great Langdale Beck, River Brathay, River Rothay, Trout Beck, Mill Beck, Cunsey Beck, Windermere Lake, Rusland Pool, River Eea, River Winster and their tributaries. We expect river levels to remain high until 12/03/19. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are checking defences and clearing debris screens. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses. This message will be updated in 8 hours, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 10 Mar 2019 17:02
River Brathay, River Rothay, River Winster
River levels have risen at the Far Sawrey river gauge as a result of heavy rainfall. Consequently, low lying land and roads in the Langdale, Grasmere, Ambleside, Troutbeck, Windermere, Hawkshead, Rusland Valley, Newby Bridge, Backbarrow, Cartmel, Cark and Winster Valley areas may be affected. High river and lake levels are possible on Great Langdale Beck, River Brathay, River Rothay, Trout Beck, Mill Beck, Cunsey Beck, Windermere Lake, Rusland Pool, River Eea, River Winster and their tributaries. We are closely monitoring the situation and will update this message as the situation changes


Flood Alert issued on 10 Mar 2019 10:37
River Brathay, River Rothay, River Winster
River levels have risen at the Far Sawrey river gauge as a result of heavy rainfall. Consequently, low lying land and roads in the Langdale, Grasmere, Ambleside, Troutbeck, Windermere, Hawkshead, Rusland Valley, Newby Bridge, Backbarrow, Cartmel, Cark and Winster Valley areas may be affected. High river and lake levels are possible on Great Langdale Beck, River Brathay, River Rothay, Trout Beck, Mill Beck, Cunsey Beck, Windermere Lake, Rusland Pool, River Eea, River Winster and their tributaries. We are closely monitoring the situation and will update this message as the situation changes


Flood Alert issued on 9 Mar 2019 08:00
River Brathay, River Rothay, River Winster
River levels have risen at the Far Sawrey river gauge as a result of heavy rainfall. Consequently, low lying land and roads in the Langdale, Grasmere, Ambleside, Troutbeck, Windermere, Hawkshead, Rusland Valley, Newby Bridge, Backbarrow, Cartmel, Cark and Winster Valley areas may be affected. High river and lake levels are possible on Great Langdale Beck, River Brathay, River Rothay, Trout Beck, Mill Beck, Cunsey Beck, Windermere Lake, Rusland Pool, River Eea, River Winster and their tributaries. We are closely monitoring the situation and will update this message as the situation changes


Flood Alert issued on 11 Feb 2019 16:09
River Brathay, River Rothay, River Winster
River and lake levels are still high on the rivers Rothay, Brathay and their tributaries and also on Windermere and the River Leven as a result of the rainfall at the end of last week. However, the lake level is now falling and while there is some rain forecast for Tuesday 12/02/19, we do not currently expect this to be enough to cause an increase in levels. There may still be flooding of roads and farmland, especially near the lake, so please avoid contact with flood water. We continue to monitor the situation and will update this message on Tuesday morning, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 11 Feb 2019 09:42
River Brathay, River Rothay, River Winster
River and lake levels are still high on the rivers Rothay, Brathay and their tributaries and also on Windermere and the River Leven as a result of the rainfall at the end of last week. However, the lake level is now falling and while there is some rain forecast for Tuesday 12/02/19, we do not currently expect this to be enough to cause an increase in levels. There may still be flooding of roads and farmland, especially near the lake, so please avoid contact with flood water. We continue to monitor the situation and will update this message on Monday afternoon, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 10 Feb 2019 17:06
River Brathay, River Rothay, River Winster
River and lake levels remain high on the rivers Rothay, Brathay and their tributaries and also on Windermere and the River Leven as a result of the recent rainfall. There is little rain in the current forecast for overnight Sunday 10/02/19 and into Monday, but there could still be flooding of roads and farmland, especially near the lake. We continue to monitor the situation. Please avoid contact with flood water. This message will be updated on Monday morning 11/02/2019, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 10 Feb 2019 09:11
River Brathay, River Rothay, River Winster
River and lake levels remain high on the rivers Rothay, Brathay and their tributaries and also on Windermere and the River Leven as a result of the recent rainfall. There is little rain in the current forecast for Sunday 10/02/19, but there could still be flooding of roads and farmland, especially near the lake. We continue to monitor the situation. Please avoid contact with flood water. This message will be updated on Sunday afternoon, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 9 Feb 2019 17:42
River Brathay, River Rothay, River Winster
River levels and Lake Levels are still high on the rivers Rothay, Brathay and their tributaries and also on Windermere and the River Leven as a result of the recent rainfall. Much less rain is expected tonight and tomorrow, Sunday 10/02/19, but there could still be flooding of roads and farmland. Low lying land and roads in the Langdale, Grasmere, Ambleside, Troutbeck, Windermere, Hawkshead, Rusland Valley, Newby Bridge, Backbarrow, Cartmel, Cark and Winster Valley areas will be affected. We continue to closely monitor the situation. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses. This message will be updated on Sunday morning, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 9 Feb 2019 11:32
River Brathay, River Rothay, River Winster
River levels and Lake Levels remain high on the rivers Rothay, Brathay and their tributaries and also on Windermere and the River Leven as a result of further rainfall overnight on Friday and into this morning, Saturday 09/02/19. There is some further rain expected although this should be much smaller in volume than over the last two days. Consequently, flooding of roads and farmland remains possible during this period. Low lying land and roads in the Langdale, Grasmere, Ambleside, Troutbeck, Windermere, Hawkshead, Rusland Valley, Newby Bridge, Backbarrow, Cartmel, Cark and Winster Valley areas will be affected. We continue to closely monitor the situation. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses. This message will be updated on Saturday afternoon 09/02/19, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 8 Feb 2019 15:37
River Brathay, River Rothay, River Winster
River levels and Lake Levels will remain high on the rivers Rothay, Brathay and their tributaries and also on Windermere and the River Leven as a result of persistent heavy rainfall. More rain is expected overnight and into Saturday morning 09/02/2019. Consequently, flooding of roads and farmland remains possible during this period. Low lying land and roads in the Langdale, Grasmere, Ambleside, Troutbeck, Windermere, Hawkshead, Rusland Valley, Newby Bridge, Backbarrow, Cartmel, Cark and Winster Valley areas will be affected. We continue to closely monitor the situation. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses. This message will be updated Saturday morning 09/02/19, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 8 Feb 2019 10:55
River Brathay, River Rothay, River Winster
River levels and Lake Levels have risen on the rivers Rothay, Brathay and their tributaries and also on Windermere and the River Leven as a result of persistent heavy rainfall from Storm Erik. Consequently, flooding of roads and farmland is expected during this morning and afternoon on Friday, 08/02/2019. low lying land and roads in the Langdale, Grasmere, Ambleside, Troutbeck, Windermere, Hawkshead, Rusland Valley, Newby Bridge, Backbarrow, Cartmel, Cark and Winster Valley areas. High river and lake levels are possible through into Saturday 09/02/2019. The Heavy rainfall is forecast to clear over the next few hours. We expect river levels to remain high into Saturday as further rainfall is forecast overnight. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are clearing debris screens. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses. This message will be updated this afternoon, 08/02/19, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 10 Dec 2018 08:51
River Brathay, River Rothay, River Winster
Lake levels at the Far Sawrey gauge are falling slowly but remain high as a result of rainfall last week. With the forecast over the next few days for little rainfall lake levels should continue to fall. Consequently, flooding of roads and farmland is possible. Flooding could affect low lying land and roads in the Langdale, Grasmere, Ambleside, Troutbeck, Windermere, Hawkshead, Rusland Valley, Newby Bridge, Backbarrow, Cartmel, Cark and Winster Valley areas. High river and lake levels are possible on Great Langdale Beck, River Brathay, River Rothay, Trout Beck, Mill Beck, Cunsey Beck, Windermere Lake, Rusland Pool, River Eea, River Winster and their tributaries. We are closely monitoring the situation. Please plan driving routes to avoid low lying roads near rivers, which may be flooded. This message will be updated on Monday afternoon 10/12/18, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 9 Dec 2018 15:34
River Brathay, River Rothay, River Winster
Lake levels at the Far Sawrey gauge are falling slowly but remain high as a result of rainfall over the last few days. With the forecast over the next few days for little rainfall lake levels should continue to fall but will remain above Flood Alert throughout Sunday and into Monday 10th December. Consequently, flooding of roads and farmland is possible. Flooding could affect low lying land and roads in the Langdale, Grasmere, Ambleside, Troutbeck, Windermere, Hawkshead, Rusland Valley, Newby Bridge, Backbarrow, Cartmel, Cark and Winster Valley areas. High river and lake levels are possible on Great Langdale Beck, River Brathay, River Rothay, Trout Beck, Mill Beck, Cunsey Beck, Windermere Lake, Rusland Pool, River Eea, River Winster and their tributaries. We are closely monitoring the situation. Please plan driving routes to avoid low lying roads near rivers, which may be flooded. This message will be updated on Monday morning 10/12/18, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 9 Dec 2018 09:16
River Brathay, River Rothay, River Winster
Lake levels at the Far Sawrey gauging station remain high as a result of rainfall over the last few days. With the forecast over the next few days for little rainfall lake levels should begin to fall. Consequently, flooding of roads and farmland is possible. Flooding could affect low lying land and roads in the Langdale, Grasmere, Ambleside, Troutbeck, Windermere, Hawkshead, Rusland Valley, Newby Bridge, Backbarrow, Cartmel, Cark and Winster Valley areas. High river and lake levels are possible on Great Langdale Beck, River Brathay, River Rothay, Trout Beck, Mill Beck, Cunsey Beck, Windermere Lake, Rusland Pool, River Eea, River Winster and their tributaries. We are closely monitoring the situation. Please plan driving routes to avoid low lying roads near rivers, which may be flooded. This message will be updated on Sunday afternoon 09/12/18, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 8 Dec 2018 14:38
River Brathay, River Rothay, River Winster
Lake levels at the Far Sawrey gauging station remain high as a result of rainfall over the last few days. Consequently, flooding of roads and farmland is possible. Flooding could affect low lying land and roads in the Langdale, Grasmere, Ambleside, Troutbeck, Windermere, Hawkshead, Rusland Valley, Newby Bridge, Backbarrow, Cartmel, Cark and Winster Valley areas. High river and lake levels are possible on Great Langdale Beck, River Brathay, River Rothay, Trout Beck, Mill Beck, Cunsey Beck, Windermere Lake, Rusland Pool, River Eea, River Winster and their tributaries. We are closely monitoring the situation. Please plan driving routes to avoid low lying roads near rivers, which may be flooded. This message will be updated tomorrow morning 09/12/18, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 8 Dec 2018 07:03
River Brathay, River Rothay, River Winster
Lake levels at the Far Sawrey gauging station remain high as a result of rainfall over the last few days. Consequently, flooding of roads and farmland is possible. Flooding could affect low lying land and roads in the Langdale, Grasmere, Ambleside, Troutbeck, Windermere, Hawkshead, Rusland Valley, Newby Bridge, Backbarrow, Cartmel, Cark and Winster Valley areas. High river and lake levels are possible on Great Langdale Beck, River Brathay, River Rothay, Trout Beck, Mill Beck, Cunsey Beck, Windermere Lake, Rusland Pool, River Eea, River Winster and their tributaries. We are closely monitoring the situation. Please plan driving routes to avoid low lying roads near rivers, which may be flooded. This message will be updated this afternoon, 08/12/18, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 7 Dec 2018 16:41
River Brathay, River Rothay, River Winster
Lake levels have risen at the Far Sawrey gauging station as a result of rainfall over the last few days. Consequently, flooding of roads and farmland is possible. Flooding could affect low lying land and roads in the Langdale, Grasmere, Ambleside, Troutbeck, Windermere, Hawkshead, Rusland Valley, Newby Bridge, Backbarrow, Cartmel, Cark and Winster Valley areas. High river and lake levels are possible on Great Langdale Beck, River Brathay, River Rothay, Trout Beck, Mill Beck, Cunsey Beck, Windermere Lake, Rusland Pool, River Eea, River Winster and their tributaries. We are closely monitoring the situation. Please plan driving routes to avoid low lying roads near rivers, which may be flooded. This message will be updated tomorrow morning, 08/12/18, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 17 Oct 2018 13:39
River Brathay, River Rothay, River Winster
River and lake levels remain high but continue to fall steadily. The remainder of this week is forecast to be largely dry and the levels will continue to fall. We will monitor the situation and will update this information in due course or if the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 16 Oct 2018 11:48
River Brathay, River Rothay, River Winster
Lake levels remain high but are falling steadily. The remainder of this week is forecast to be largely dry and lake levels will continue to fall.


Flood Alert issued on 15 Oct 2018 11:45
River Brathay, River Rothay, River Winster
Lake levels remain high but are continuing to fall. No further rainfall is forecast on Monday and levels will continue to fall throughout the day.


Flood Alert issued on 14 Oct 2018 13:58
River Brathay, River Rothay, River Winster
River and lake levels remain high following recent rainfall but have started and will continue to drop during Sunday.


Flood Alert issued on 14 Oct 2018 07:51
River Brathay, River Rothay, River Winster
River and lake levels remain high following recent rainfall but will start to drop during Sunday. There are a few showers forecast on Sunday morning but no significant amount of rain is expected.


Flood Alert issued on 13 Oct 2018 21:47
River Brathay, River Rothay, River Winster
There has been some intense rain through Saturday. While generally clearing overnight, there could still be some heavy outbursts. There remains a significant amount of surface water in the area. We will be closely monitoring the situation overnight and throughout tomorrow. We will update this message should the situation change.


Flood Alert issued on 13 Oct 2018 10:55
River Brathay, River Rothay, River Winster
Rivers have risen following Friday and Saturday mornings rainfall and will continue to remain high throughout Saturday. We are expecting further heavy rain during Saturday which will keep rivers high. We are continuing to monitor the situation and will update this message if the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 29 Dec 2017 09:15
Rivers Brathay, Rothay and Winster
Lake and river levels are continuing to fall but still remain above Flood Alert levels. We are continuing to monitor the situation and will update this message accordingly.


Flood Alert issued on 28 Dec 2017 09:19
Rivers Brathay, Rothay and Winster
Rivers and Windermere Lake Levels remain high following the rainfall over the Christmas period. Thursday 28th December is forecast to be another dry day and we expect levels to continue to fall slowly. However there is potential for further rainfall from Friday 29th December to Monday 1st January which could cause river and lake levels to rise again. We are continuing to monitor and will update this message should the situation change.


Flood Alert issued on 27 Dec 2017 10:13
Rivers Brathay, Rothay and Winster
Lake and river levels remain high following recent rainfall. Levels are expected to fall over the next couple of days. We will continue to monitor the situation and update this message if the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 25 Dec 2017 12:40
Rivers Brathay, Rothay and Winster
Following heavy rain last night, river and Lake Windermere levels are high. Rivers will continue to respond to today's continuing rain, but no flood warnings are expected. As the ground is very wet, this may lead to surface water flooding issues. We are continuing to monitor the situation and will update this alert in due course or if the situation changes


Flood Alert issued on 25 Dec 2017 06:31
Rivers Brathay, Rothay and Winster
Following persistent rainfall overnight river and lake levels have risen and are forecast to continue to rise throughout this morning. We are currently forecasting that rivers will not reach flood warning levels but will continue to monitor the situation and will update this message if necessary.


Flood Alert issued on 29 Nov 2017 09:35
Rivers Brathay, Rothay and Winster
The Flood Alert remains in force due to Windermere Lake level remaining high. Windermere Lake level has now peaked and is falling but will continue to remain high during today. Please be aware that low lying land and footpaths around Windermere Lake may remain flooded until the level drops further. The weather today will be mainly dry and cold.


Flood Alert issued on 28 Nov 2017 07:51
Rivers Brathay, Rothay and Winster
The Flood Alert remains in force due to Windermere Lake level remaining high. Windermere Lake level has now peaked and is falling but will continue to remain high during today. Please be aware that low lying land and footpaths around Windermere Lake may remain flooded until the level drops further. The weather today will be mainly dry and cold.


Flood Alert issued on 27 Nov 2017 08:02
Rivers Brathay, Rothay and Winster
The Flood Alert remains in force due to Windermere Lake level remaining high. Windermere Lake level has now peaked and is falling but will continue to remain high during today. Please be aware that low lying land and footpaths around Windermere Lake may remain flooded until the level drops further. The weather today will be for frequent showers to continue, however it will turn colder into tomorrow with wintry showers returning. The rain is currently forecast to not affect river levels but will keep the lake levels high.


Flood Alert issued on 26 Nov 2017 11:04
Rivers Brathay, Rothay and Winster
The Flood Alert remains in force due to Windermere Lake level remaining high. Windermere Lake level has now peaked and is falling but will continue to remain high during today. Please be aware that low lying land and footpaths around Windermere Lake may remain flooded until the level drops further. The weather today will be a mixture of sunny spells and wintry showers, turning wet overnight and into tomorrow. The rain is currently forecast to not affect river levels but will keep the lake levels high.


Flood Alert issued on 25 Nov 2017 08:33
Rivers Brathay, Rothay and Winster
The Flood Alert remains in force due to Windermere Lake level remaining high. Windermere Lake level has now peaked and is falling but will continue to remain high for some time. Please be aware that low lying land and footpaths around Windermere Lake may remain flooded until the level drops further. The weather today will be a mixture of sunny spells and wintry showers, turning windy later today and into tomorrow. We do not expect the wintry showers to affect river or lake levels


Flood Alert issued on 24 Nov 2017 10:56
Rivers Brathay, Rothay and Winster
The Flood Alert remains in force due to Windermere Lake level remaining high. Windermere Lake level has now peaked and is falling but will continue to remain high for some time. Please be aware that low lying land and footpaths around Windermere Lake may remain flooded until the level drops further. The weather will be mainly dry and bright during today, however there may be a risk of wintry showers heading into the weekend. We do not expect the wintry showers to affect river or lake levels.


Flood Alert issued on 23 Nov 2017 16:24
Rivers Brathay, Rothay and Winster
Following recent rainfall, river and lake levels remain high. Low lying land around Lake Windermere may be affected by high lake levels. The weather should be mainly dry during the rest of today and will turn colder however we may experience some showers. We do not expect this rainfall to affect river levels.


Flood Alert issued on 23 Nov 2017 08:54
Rivers Brathay, Rothay and Winster
Thursday 23 November is expected to be drier than Wednesday although some showers are still expected. River levels remain high, but have started to fall. We will continue to monitor river levels and will update this message in due course or if the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 22 Nov 2017 20:55
Rivers Brathay, Rothay and Winster
River and lake levels have risen in response to the heavy and persistent rain experienced across the County. We will continue to receive showers with some heavy pulses during this evening until approximately 4 am tomorrow morning. The weather will then be mainly dry for the forthcoming days. Staff have been on the ground operating and checking assets. We will continue to monitor the situation and will update this message when the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 21 Nov 2017 15:10
Rivers Brathay, Rothay and Winster
Heavy and persistent rain is expected across parts of northern England on Wednesday before gradually easing during Wednesday night. Many places will see 25-50 mm of rain, with around 100 mm possible over higher ground. Heavy rain will gradually clear eastwards during Wednesday night. There remains some uncertainty with regards to the exact location of the heaviest rain. Heavy rain will be accompanied by strong winds across many parts of the County. Rivers in Cumbria are currently very responsive to rainfall and river levels have risen as a result of rainfall last night. Levels have risen slightly through today, but will rise again this evening as further rain falls ahead of the main front tomorrow. River response expected from tomorrow morning with main impacts expected tomorrow afternoon and into the evening.


Flood Alert issued on 16 Oct 2017 10:16
Rivers Brathay, Rothay and Winster
River and lake levels have fallen but the level in Lake Windermere remains just above flood alert levels due to the recent heavy rainfall and is likely to stay above flood alert levels throughout most of Monday. No significant rain is currently forecast during Monday. Environment Agency duty officers are continuing to monitor rainfall, river and lake levels. We will update this message with updated forecast information in due course.


Flood Alert issued on 15 Oct 2017 17:12
Rivers Brathay, Rothay and Winster
River and lake levels have fallen but the level in Lake Windermere remains above flood alert levels due to the recent heavy rainfall and is likely to stay above flood alert levels throughout Sunday. No significant rain is currently forecast during Monday. Environment Agency duty officers are continuing to monitor rainfall, river and lake levels. We will update this message with updated forecast information in due course.


Flood Alert issued on 15 Oct 2017 11:17
Rivers Brathay, Rothay and Winster
River and lake levels have fallen but the level in Lake Windermere remains high due to the recent heavy rainfall. Sunday and Monday are currently forecast to be mainly dry, but the level of Lake Windermere is likely to stay above flood alert levels throughout Sunday. Environment Agency duty officers are continuing to monitor rainfall, river and lake levels. We will update this message with updated forecast information in due course


Flood Alert issued on 14 Oct 2017 16:26
Rivers Brathay, Rothay and Winster
River levels have fallen but the level in Lake Windermere remains high due to the recent heavy rainfall. Saturday evening and Sunday are currently forecast to be mainly dry, but the level of Lake Windermere is likely to stay above flood alert levels throughout Saturday and into Sunday. Environment Agency duty officers are continuing to monitor rainfall, river and lake levels. We will update this message with updated forecast information in due course.


Flood Alert issued on 14 Oct 2017 09:41
Rivers Brathay, Rothay and Winster
River levels have fallen but the level in Lake Windermere remains high due to the recent heavy rainfall, and is likely to stay above flood alert levels throughout Saturday. Rain is expected to ease during Saturday morning and to clear around midday on Saturday. Sunday is currently forecast to be largely dry. Environment Agency duty officers are continuing to monitor rainfall, river and lake levels. We will update this message with updated forecast information in due course.


Flood Alert issued on 13 Oct 2017 16:02
Rivers Brathay, Rothay and Winster
Locally heavy rain is forecast to continue throughout Friday evening before gradually clearing and easing during Saturday morning. River levels have begun to fall but localised flooding of low lying land and roads is still possible. Given the time of year, the risk of blockages on watercourses and drainage systems from falling leaf litter and branches is increased. Environment Agency operational teams have been clearing blockages on watercourses in preparation throughout this week. Environment Agency duty officers are monitoring rainfall, river and lake levels. We will update this message with updated forecast information in due course.


Flood Alert issued on 13 Oct 2017 07:41
Rivers Brathay, Rothay and Winster
Persistent, locally heavy rain is forecast to continue through Friday before gradually clearing and easing during Saturday morning. River and lake levels are expected to rise from early Friday morning and through Friday daytime as a result of the forecast rainfall, which could result in localised flooding of low lying land and roads. Given the time of year, the risk of blockages on watercourses and drainage systems from falling leaf litter and branches is increased. Environment Agency operational teams have been clearing blockages on watercourses in preparation throughout this week. Environment Agency duty officers are monitoring rainfall, river and lake levels. We will update this message with updated forecast information in due course.


Flood Alert issued on 12 Oct 2017 17:33
Rivers Brathay, Rothay and Winster
Heavy and persistent rainfall is forecast to arrive in Cumbria on Thursday evening and is due to continue through Friday before clearing on Saturday midday. River and lake levels are expected to rise from early Friday morning and through Friday daytime as a result of the forecast rainfall, which could result in localised flooding of low lying land and roads. Given the time of year, the risk of blockages on watercourses and drainage systems from falling leaf litter and branches is increased. Environment Agency operational teams have been clearing blockages on watercourses in preparation throughout this week. Environment Agency duty officers are monitoring rainfall, river and lake levels. We will update this message with updated forecast information in due course.


Flood Alert issued on 12 Oct 2017 13:10
Rivers Brathay, Rothay and Winster
Over the last 24 hours we have seen heavy rainfall over the Cumbrian Catchments and flooding to low lying land and roads. The current forecast is mainly dry for today with further persistent, locally heavy, rain expected for North-Westerly Catchments later this evening, continuing throughout Friday until around midday Saturday. We expect the rivers to remain high throughout today though no flooding to properties is forecast and warnings are not expected to be issued today. We are constantly monitoring river levels and have staff in the field checking for and clearing blockages. This message will be updated later today or earlier if the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 11 Oct 2017 21:36
Rivers Brathay, Rothay and Winster
The heavy rainfall has now passed over Cumbria. This Flood Alert remains in force due to current river and lake levels and there may be localised flooding to low lying land and roads. We are constantly monitoring river and lake levels and have Environment Agency operational teams in the field checking and clearing blockages on watercourses. We will update this message with updated forecast information in due course.


Flood Alert issued on 11 Oct 2017 12:56
Rivers Brathay, Rothay and Winster
Over the last 12 hours we have seen heavy and persistent rainfall throughout Cumbria. This has meant that river and lake levels are now rising. The rainfall is forecast to continue through today (Wednesday 11th October 2017) into the early afternoon. This Flood Alert remains in force as river and lake levels continue to rise and levels suggest that there may be localised flooding to low lying land and roads. We are constantly monitoring river and lake levels and have Environment Agency operational teams in the field checking and clearing blockages on watercourses. We will update this message with updated forecast information in due course.


Flood Alert issued on 10 Oct 2017 16:06
Rivers Brathay, Rothay and Winster
Heavy and persistent rainfall is forecast to arrive in Cumbria just before midnight, and is due to continue through Wednesday before clearing by mid-afternoon. Potentially significant rainfall accumulations are possible over high ground, which will be accompanied by strong winds. River and lake levels are expected to rise from early Wednesday morning and through Wednesday daytime as a result of the forecast rainfall, which could result in localised flooding of low lying land and roads. Given the time of year and the strong winds forecast, the risk of blockages on watercourses and drainage systems from falling leaf litter and branches is increased. Environment Agency operational teams have been clearing blockages on watercourses in preparation throughout Tuesday. Environment Agency duty officers are monitoring rainfall, river and lake levels closely. We will update this message with updated forecast information in due course.


Flood Alert issued on 12 Sep 2017 15:02
Rivers Brathay, Rothay and Winster
Persistent, heavy rainfall is forecast this evening Tuesday 12th September and will continue overnight into Wednesday morning. Rivers and lakes will react to the rain and are forecast to rise throughout the night. River levels will be at their highest between 03:00 and 06:00 on Wednesday morning. Remain safe, monitor your local weather conditions and be aware of your local surroundings. We will be closely monitoring the situation throughout and this message will be updated as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 5 Jun 2017 16:17
Rivers Brathay, Rothay and Winster
Bursts of showery rain will continue across Cumbria, including South and West Lakes and the Cumbrian Pennines this afternoon. Towards 5pm, a band of rain will return northwards, bringing constant, often heavy rain throughout the night and until about mid-morning Tuesday. Rain will then continue most of Tuesday, but will become increasingly intermittent and less heavy. We will continue to monitor the situation and update this message should the situation change.


Flood Alert issued on 5 Jun 2017 15:42
Rivers Brathay, Rothay and Winster
Bursts of showery rain will continue across Cumbria, including South and West Lakes and the Cumbrian Pennines this afternoon. Towards 5pm, an envelope of rain will return northwards, bringing constant, often heavy rain throughout the night and until about mid-morning Tuesday. Rain will then continue most of Tuesday, but will become increasingly intermittent and less heavy. We will continue to monitor the situation and update this message should the situation change.