There are three flood warnings in York today (Saturday) as heavy rain is forecast over the weekend.
The Met Office has also issued a yellow warning for wind which covers the south-east of North Yorkshire, including Selby and Sherburn-in-Elmet, till 11.45pm today.
And the forecasters say the heavy rain in York and North Yorkshire will continue today and through Sunday.
St George’s Field and Rowntree Park car parks are closed due to the rising river levels. Rowntree Park is also closed.
But the vast majority of York is open for business as usual.
The three flood warnings (flooding is expected) for York are:
- River Ouse at Naburn Lock – Flooding is forecast to affect locations near the River Ouse, with low lying land expected to be most affected, particularly around Naburn Lock Buildings and Lock Cottages
- River Ouse at York – riverside properties – Further flooding is possible at properties on King’s Staith in York and riverside areas through York from Lendal Bridge to Millennium Bridge on Saturday
- River Ouse at York – St George’s Field and Queen’s Staith – Low lying land expected to be most affected, particularly around Queen’s Staith, on South Esplanade, Friars Terrace and Tower Place. St George’s Field carpark and Rowntree Park
There is also a flood alert (flooding is possible) for the Upper River Ouse.
The level of the River Ouse in central York reached 3.58m at 9.45am on Saturday – 1.9m is top of the normal range.
It is forecast to stay at roughly the same level for most of the weekend.