A flood alert has been issued for York this afternoon (Tuesday).
The alert is for the Upper River Ouse and follows recent heavy rainfall.
It says: “Areas most at risk include Riverside footpaths and low-lying land in York and to the south as far as Naburn Lock, including Kings Staith, Queens Staith, and South Esplanade.
“Further showers are forecast throughout this evening. We will continue to monitor levels closely. Consider putting your flood plan into action.
“You should avoid walking, cycling or driving through flood water.”
According to a forecast of river levels at the Viking Recorder in central York, the Ouse is set to keep rising then peak at 3.16m at 5am tomorrow (Wednesday, 6 December). The top of the normal range is 1.9m.
But it is predicted to fall again sharply after that.