The alert warns that flooding would is possible due to rising water levels on the River Wyre following heavy rainfall. Areas including Catterall, Fleetwood, St Michaels, Great Eccleston, Preesall, Scorton, Garstang, Bilsborrow, Ainspool and Churchtown are being told to “be prepared”.
A flood warning is also in place for Keswick Campsite with residents urged to “act now”. Other flood alerts in Cumbria include the Upper River Derwent, Stonethwaite Beck and Derwent Water, Rivers Brathay, Rothay and Winster, and Rivers Duddon, Crake and Mill Beck.
The Met Office has issued yellow weather warnings for rain and wind for large parts of England and Wales on Tuesday (January 2). While both Lancashire and Cumbria are not covered by the yellow alert, more heavy rain is expected to fall today.
The heaviest rain is “more likely” across parts of Wales, the Midlands towards eastern England and Yorkshire while gusts could reach 60mph in coastal areas or 40 to 50mph elsewhere, the forecaster said. Some travel disruption is likely as the heavy rain is set to fall on ground that is already saturated as it comes after recent wet weather.
Lancashire flood alerts
Lower River Wyre
Flood alert area: River Wyre, River Cocker, Pilling Water and other watercourses from Catterall to Fleetwood, including St Michaels and Great Eccleston and Preesall.
Upper River Wyre, Brock
Flood alert area: Rivers Wyre, Calder and Brock and other watercourses from Abbeystead to Catterall including Scorton, Garstang, Bilsborrow, Ainspool and Churchtown.
Cumbria flood warning
Flood warning area: Keswick Campsite flooding from the lake.
Cumbria flood alerts
Upper River Derwent, Stonethwaite Beck and Derwent Water
Flood alert area: The Upper Derwent from Seathwaite to Derwent Water.
Rivers Brathay, Rothay and Winster
Flood alert area: 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.
Rivers Duddon, Crake and Mill Beck
Flood alert area: Rivers Duddon, Crake and Mill Beck and other watercourses, from Coniston to Barrow-in-Furness including low lying areas around Ulpha, Duddon Bridge, Broughton in Furness, Kirkby-in-Furness, Dalton in Furness and Ulverston.