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Uncertainty in rainfall forecast for Cumbria this weekend

[T]he rainfall forecast for Cumbria is uncertain and changeable just as it was last weekend with a lot of variation between the different Met Office forecast models.

Most likely the rainfall will be frequent and widespread across the county over Saturday 3rd and into the early hours of Sunday 4th September 2016.

Current forecast totals estimate between 10 to 20 mm with heavy showers of 15 to 30 mm over the fells. There may be the possibility of some short heavy isolated downpours of 10 to 15 mm in any one hour anywhere across the county At this stage, the risk of any localised flooding from smaller faster responding watercourses and surface water is considered to be low, but this may change if higher rainfall totals are experienced like last weekend.

A spokesman for the Environment Agency said: “Our teams have been out clearing debris screens and our Duty Officers will continue to monitor forecasts, rainfall and any river response closely. Issues if higher totals are realised are currently assessed as potential minor impacts from localised surface water and from isolated smaller rapid responding watercourses.”

Please check the latest forecasts over the weekend.and Weather Warnings can be viewed via the Met Office website: www.metoffice.gov.uk/public/weather

Environment Agency Flood Alerts or Warnings if in force can be checked at https://flood-warning-information.service.gov.uk

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