Parts of these areas will see some large rainfall totals over the next day or two due to a slow-moving weather front and amber and yellow National Severe Weather Warnings are in place. 100 to 150mm of rainfall is likely to accumulate quite widely throughout parts of Cumbria, with 200 to 250mm across some of the Cumbrian fells.

Whilst parts of southern Scotland could see around 100mm of rain falling by mid-morning Thursday before the heaviest rain eases and clears eastwards.

Met Office Chief Meteorologist Paul Gundersen, said “The rain is likely to become more showery and less persistent, albeit still heavy at times, during Thursday night and perhaps Friday morning, with a separate warning still in force at that time.

“These amounts of rainfall present a real threat of flooding and people should keep a close eye on flood warnings from the Environment Agency,  Natural Resources Wales and SEPA. There may be some disruption to transport, with some difficult driving conditions and possible road closures. Stay up to date with the forecast in your area on the Met Office website or via our mobile app.”

Get advice on travelling in adverse weather conditions.

Ben Lukey, Flood Duty Manager at the Environment Agency, said: “Working with our partners in local resilience forums, Environment Agency teams have been out on the ground clearing waste grilles and screens, and stand ready to operate flood defences if needed. They are also ready to support local authorities in their response to surface water flooding.
“We are urging residents and visitors, especially holidaymakers in the Lake District, to stay alert and check their flood risk by signing up for free flood warnings on the website and via @EnvAgency on Twitter, which offer the latest updates.”

As we head into the start of November there are some indications the weather may well become more settled but cooler, with air coming from the north or north west.

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