York latest: the River Ouse has peaked and is falling

The latest river level forecast for the River Ouse in York

Right, let’s start with the good news. The worst, for York, appears to be over.

Updated: According to the Viking Recorder, which monitors levels of the River Ouse in York city centre, the river peaked at 11am today at 4.58m.

That is around a metre lower than the early forecasts – which had they come true, would have set a new record level.

City of York Council’s flood defences, including sandbags and a pumping station at Tower Gardens, have comfortable held.

They have been in touch with vulnerable residents offering them support. You can read more about that here.