There are five flood warnings in place in York today (Friday) as river levels continue to rise.
And there are also flood warnings for the Swale, Ure and Wiske in North Yorkshire following Storm Gerrit.
It comes as York gets a brief respite from the wet weather today, before another seven days of rain are forecast.
The level of the River Ouse reached 4.05m at 8am today. The Viking recorder forecasts it will peak at 4.31m at 4am tomorrow (Saturday). The top of the normal range is 1.9m.
St George’s Field and Rowntree Park car parks remain closed. Rowntree Park is also closed.
The Foss Barrier is in operation. Temporary bridges were installed by City of York Council at Fordlands Road and City Mills yesterday.
Flood defences remain on Peckitt Street and Tower Gardens. While riverside paths are flooded, the rest of the city remains open for business.
Here are the flood warnings for York:
- River Ouse at Acaster Malbis – low-lying land expected to be most affected, particularly around properties along Intake Lane, Mill Lane, Yew Tree Close, Darling Lane and Hauling Lane
- River Ouse at Naburn Lock – flooding is expected at Naburn Lock buildings and Lock Cottages
- River Ouse at York – riverside properties – flooding is expected on King’s Staith in York and riverside areas through York from Lendal Bridge to Millennium Bridge
- River Ouse at York – Skeldergate and Tower Street – low-lying land expected to be most affected, particularly around properties at lower levels on Skeldergate, Tower Street near Tower Gardens and properties on Cumberland Street
- River Ouse at York – St George’s Field and Queen’s Staith – flooding is expected at properties along Queen’s Staith, on South Esplanade, Friar’s Terrace and Tower Place, St George’s Field carpark and Rowntree Park.
In North Yorkshire, Tadcaster Bridge is open and river levels are dropping. There are flood warnings at
- River Derwent at Buttercrambe Mill
- River Ure at Boroughbridge Camping and Caravanning Site
- River Ure at Aldwark Bridge to Cuddy Shaw
- River Swale at Howe village and by Skipton Bridge
- River Wiske at Kirby Wiske.
Today’s forecast for York is for a dry day with sunny intervals. Then there is rain in the forecast for seven days up to Friday, 5 January.