Severe weather

Severe weather, such as strong winds, snow and ice, heavy rain or a heatwave can have an impact on people lives. Use links below to find out information which may help you.

Weather warnings

Weather warnings on the Met Office website shows map of the UK showing current weather warnings.

Weather station cameras across Cumbria on the Cumbria County Council website.


Find out about emergency planning

See our emergency telephone numbers list for contact details of organisations you might need to contact in an emergency.


Flood warnings for Cumbria on GOV.UK shows severe flood warnings, flood warnings and flood alerts.

Sign up for flood warnings on GOV.UK if your home or business is at risk of flooding. The service is free.

Floods see preparation and response advice.

Sandbag statement on providing sandbags to domestic properties.

Hot weather advice

See hot weather and its impact on the Met Office website for advice for staying safe and well in hot weather and further information on heatwaves, the impact of hot weather and making sure you know what to do.

Read beat the heat on GOV.UK for advice on staying safe in hot weather.

Find out how to cope in hot weather on the NHS website to make sure it does not harm you.

Read about heat exhaustion and heatstroke on the NHS website. Heat exhaustion is not usually serious if you can cool down within 30 minutes. If it turns into heatstroke, it needs to be treated as an emergency.

See fire safety advice for outdoors from Cumbria Fire and Rescue Service including how to reduce the risk of wild fires.

Housing people

Find out about rough-sleepers emergency accommodation, which aims to prevent rough sleeping during extreme cold weather.

Priority services registers

Sign up to the extra care register on Electricity North West website to benefit from a variety of free support services.

Water priority services on the United Utilities website for water services in Eden except for Alston.

Water priority services register on the Northumbrian Water website for water services in Alston area.


Gritting and salting roads see which roads are gritted in Cumbria.

Traffic map on the Cumbria Police website shows issues and road closures across Cumbria.

Cumbria Road Police on Twitter tweet all traffic incidents which may affect travelling on Cumbria's roads.

Rail travel news on National Rail Enquiries website show rail service disruptions and timetable changes.

Bus services check with operator to see if services are running.

Last updated: Tuesday, 22 November, 2022.