Yellow Weather Warning with Four Flood Warnings Issued for York
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Yellow Weather Warning with Four Flood Warnings Issued for York

River levels at York Viking Recorder have reached their peak, but are anticipated to stay elevated today (January 2). Warnings are still in place for the River Ouse at York for riverside properties, St George’s Field, Queen’s Staith, and Naburn Lock.

A warning has also been issued for the River Foss upstream of Yearsley Baths. 

The Environment Agency has stated that flooding is expected to impact areas near the River Foss, with low-lying land, particularly around homes and businesses from Strensall to Yearsley Baths, being the most affected.

Flooding continues to impact areas near the River Ouse in York, particularly around properties and land from Scarborough Bridge to Millennium Bridge and King’s Staith. More rainfall is forecasted in the coming days. 

There are currently 11 flood warnings in place across North Yorkshire this morning, and the Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for York and parts of North Yorkshire, which will end at 9pm today, with more heavy rainfall expected.

Church Street in Norton remains partially closed due to flooding.

There is expected to be a lull this morning before more rain arrives in the afternoon and early evening. 

Those traveling are urged to check road conditions before driving, avoid driving into flood water, check for any disruptions to buses or trains, and adjust travel plans accordingly.

The River Ouse is already at a high level following recent rainfall, with the river level in York, as measured by the Viking Recorder at 6am today, being 3.85 metres above normal levels. The river has been at or near four meters since 5am on December 29, and the highest level expected is 4.01 meters tomorrow (January 3) at 2am.

The highest recorded level was 5.40m on November 4, 2000.

There are two flood warnings issued for the River Derwent near Stamford Bridge and Buttercrambe Mill.

An agency spokesman said: “Flooding is expected to affect locations near the River Derwent, with low-lying land and properties expected to be most affected, particularly around the Weir Caravan Park at Stamford Bridge and properties at Kexby Bridge.”