In Pictures: Rivers in full spate as Cumbria sees rising water levels
Travellers in southern Scotland and northern England have been grappling with the rain as communities braced for rising water levels.
Weather warnings of heavy rain are in force, including an amber alert for Cumbria which warns of “danger to life from fast-flowing or deep floodwater”.
Flood defences were deployed in Cumbria with Cockermouth and Keswick among the affected communities.
Travel was disrupted with some roads unpassable while flood defences were attempting to hold back the rising river levels.
Kendal, in the Lake District, was the subject of an amber warning as strenuous efforts were made to avoid flooding.
The rising water came as, further north, Scotland’s largest city Glasgow was preparing to welcome world leaders for the Cop26 climate summit.
Cockermouth was another community where residents could only look on and watch the water rise.
Advisories suggested the inundation could be a threat to life.
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