Just a day after all the flood warnings for York were cancelled, four are back in force today (Tuesday).
Both the River Ouse and Foss are high again following another day of heavy rain yesterday.
Three city car parks are closed – but York remains open for business. Elsewhere, Tadcaster Bridge is shut to traffic again.
The four flood warnings in York are:
- River Foss upstream of Yearsley Baths
- River Ouse at Naburn Lock
- River Ouse at York – riverside properties
- River Ouse at York – St George’s Field and Queen’s Staith
The Environment Agency says: “Flooding is forecast to affect locations near the River Foss, with low-lying land expected to be most affected, particularly around homes and businesses from Strensall to Yearsley Baths.
“Further rainfall is forecast this morning, Tuesday. Our incident rooms are open and we are closely monitoring the situation.
“River levels are rising on the River Ouse due to heavy rainfall.
“Flooding is forecast to affect locations near the River Ouse, with low-lying land expected to be most affected, particularly around properties on King’s Staith in York and riverside areas through York, from Lendal Bridge to Millennium Bridge.
“Further rainfall is forecast today. We are closing flood gates through the city and the Foss barrier is in operation.”
The Ouse had reached 3.20m by 7.30am today. The Viking Recorder is forecasting that it reaches 3.83m by 7.45pm tonight before levels drop again. The top of the normal range is 1.9m.
Rowntree Park and its car park, St George’s Field car and coach park and Esplanade car park are closed.
In North Yorkshire as a whole there are 12 flood warnings, with Northallerton particularly affected. They include:
- Brompton Beck at North of Station Road in Brompton
- Confluence of Sun Beck and Turker Beck at Northallerton
- River Ure at Boroughbridge Camping and Caravanning Site
- Sun Beck at Northallerton
- Swinney Beck at Masham
- Willow Beck at Northallerton.
You can see all the latest road closures on the North Yorkshire Council website.
Today is forecast to be a dry day with sunny intervals, with light rain showers tomorrow.