Several schools and roads around Cumbria have been closed and train services disrupted because of flooding.
The Environment Agency has issued 18 flood alerts and eight flood warnings and the Met Office has given a yellow weather warning of heavy rain, with downpours expected until mid-afternoon.
The Borrowdale area has been one of the worst affected and two bridges have been closed.
Eight schools have shut due to impassable roads.
Northern Rail says lines are blocked due to floods between Carlisle and Maryport causing major disruption to rail services.
The closed schools are:
- Borrowdale Primary School
- Bridekirk Dovenby Primary School
- Ireby School
- Oughterside Primary School
- Richmond Hill School
- St Michael’s Primary School
- Beacon Hill Community School
Egremont Bridge in Egremont and Forge Bridge in Eskdale have both been closed.
The A595 had been closed at Bothel but has now reopened.
Gary Macrae, from the Hazel Bank Country House Hotel in Borrowdale, said the rain was affecting their guests and deliveries.
He told BBC Cumbria: “We have a house full of guests who can’t move backwards or forwards – they can’t get into Keswick via Honister or via the main Borrowdale Road into Keswick, which is a bit of a nuisance.
“Plus our deliveries aren’t going to be getting to us today either.”