City of York Council has issued a warning about potential flooding in a city suburb on Sunday night.
The Blue Beck in Rawcliffe is forecast to flood.
York council said on Sunday night: “Due to heavy rainfall, river levels are rising on the Blue Beck and flooding is forecast to affect locations near Shipton Road and Blue Beck.
“Our teams are working with partners and monitoring the situation closely.
“Residents are advised to consider putting their flood plan into action, and avoid waking, cycling or driving through flood water.”
The Environment Agency updated its flood warning for the River Ouse at York – Rawcliffe and York Business Park at 12.56am on Monday.
It says: “Levels on Blue Beck remain high due to recent rainfall. Flooding is forecast to affect locations near Shipton Road and Blue Beck.
“We have deployed pumps into the area, and have operational staff on site. We will continue to monitor levels closely. Consider putting your flood plan into action.”
The top of the normal range of the Blue Beck at Rawcliffe is 1.01m.
At 6.45am on Monday it was at 3.07m but was then predicted to fall. Flooding of property is possible above 3m.
Water reached the highest level recorded here on 27 December 2015 – 3.84m.
Including the Blue Beck, there are four flood warnings in York on Monday morning:
- River Ouse at Naburn Lock
- River Ouse at York – Rawcliffe and York Business Park
- River Ouse at York – riverside properties
- River Ouse at York – St George’s Field and Queen’s Staith
The River Ouse in the city centre peaked at 3.64m at 6.15am on Monday morning. It is now forecast to start falling.
Elsewhere in North Yorkshire these flood warnings are in place:
- River Derwent at Buttercrambe Mill
- River Derwent at Stamford Bridge – The Weir Caravan Park and Kexby Bridge
Monday is forecast to be dry, with rain in the forecast for the rest of the week.