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Torrential downpours have brought flooding to many parts of Cumbria where more than a month's rain has fallen in the last 24 hours.The Environment Agency issued around 140 flood warnings and alerts in northern regions which are also subject to Met Office severe weather warnings.
Forecasters said water levels would begin to recede but further showers are expected to slow the clear-up process, meaning some areas will remain swamped.
However, the adverse conditions are set to improve - with the possibility of sunshine on Sunday.
Borrowdale bore the brunt of the bad weather in Cumbria with an estimated 100mm of rain.But a Met Office spokesman said it looked like the worst was over for Cumbria.
Buses were unable to travel between Dumfries and Carlisle because of flooded roads. There are currently no trains running between Carlisle, Glasgow and Edinburgh.Engineers are currently assessing the situation.
The Environment Agency have food warnings for River Eden at Carlisle, Rickerby Park, Swift's and Stoneyholme golf courses. The River Caldew at Carlisle. The River Eden and Caldew at Carlisle, Devonshire Walk and west coast main line, Bitts Park.
This picture of the River Caldew at Carlisle was taken by April Ostridge from the rear of her factory. Published by kind permission of April Ostridge http://facebook.com/april.ostridge.
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