Flood Alert Info - Tidal River Ouse

Area Description

The tidal foreshore and agricultural land adjacent to the river in the Cawood, Kelfield, Wistow and Selby areas.

This is a Flood Alert Area. For this area the highest level of flood notification that you will receive is a Flood Alert. No Flood Warnings or Severe Flood Warnings are issued for this area.
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Historical Flood Alert Messages for this Area


Flood Alert issued on 14 Oct 2018 20:46
River Ouse
This flood alert remains in force in response to heavy rainfall in the upper catchments on Friday and Saturday. The current river level at the Viking Recorder on the River Ouse in York is 2.3m, and expected to peak around this level on Sunday evening. The current level at Naburn is 1.9m upstream of the weir and downstream is 6.6m. A slight further rise is possible on Sunday overnight, but levels are close to peaking. The tidal range downstream at Selby is within the normal range, with high tides at 00:15 Monday morning around 4.5m and 12:30pm on Monday afternoon slightly lower. No significant rainfall in the upper catchments is expected on Sunday. The tidal section of the River Ouse should start falling in the early part of the week. We will continue to monitor the situation and update this message as necessary.


Flood Alert issued on 14 Oct 2018 16:30
River Ouse
This flood alert remains in force in response to heavy rainfall in the upper catchments on Friday and Saturday. The current river level at the Viking Recorder on the River Ouse in York is 2.3m, and expected to peak around this level on Sunday evening. The current level at Naburn is 1.8m upstream of the weir and downstream is 6.9m. A slight further rise is possible on Sunday, but levels are close to peaking. The tidal range downstream at Selby is within the normal range, with high tides at 00:15 Monday morning around 4.5m and 12:30pm on Monday afternoon slightly lower. No significant rainfall in the upper catchments is expected on Sunday. The tidal section of the River Ouse should start falling in the early part of the week. We will continue to monitor the situation and update this message as necessary.


Flood Alert issued on 14 Oct 2018 08:46
River Ouse
This flood alert remains in force in response to heavy rainfall in the upper catchments on Friday and Saturday. The current river level at the Viking Recorder on the River Ouse in York is 2.2m, and expected to peak below 2.5m on Sunday morning. The current river level at Naburn is 1.8m upstream of the weir and downstream is 6.5m. A slight further rise is possible on Sunday, but levels are close to peaking. The tidal range downstream at Selby is within the normal range, with high tides at 12:15pm on Sunday afternoon and 00:15 Monday morning both around 4.5m. No significant rainfall in the upper catchments is expected on Sunday. The tidal section of the River Ouse should start falling in the early part of the week. We will continue to monitor the situation and update this message as necessary.


Flood Alert issued on 13 Oct 2018 18:10
River Ouse
This flood alert has been issued in response to heavy rainfall in the upper catchments on Friday and Saturday. The current river level at the Viking Recorder on the River Ouse in York is 0.8m, and expected to peak between 2.5m and 3.0m on Sunday morning. The current level at Naburn is 1.0m upstream of the weir. Downstream is 5.7m, and expected to rise slowly overnight into Sunday. The tidal range downstream at Selby is within the normal range, with high tides at 22:45 on Saturday evening and 11:15 on Sunday morning both below 4.5m. Further rain in the upper catchments is expected on Sunday, however this is not predicted to result in any additional rise. The tidal section of the River Ouse should start falling in the early part of the week. It is possible that we may need to issue a Flood Warning for the Naburn Lock area for Sunday morning, however we will continue to monitor the situation and issue this and any other flood warnings if necessary


Flood Alert issued on 11 Apr 2018 08:59
River Ouse
This flood alert remains in force as a result of the Ouse responding to Tuesday's rainfall. The current Ouse river level in York is 2.16m (7 feet and 2 inches) and the current river level at Naburn upstream of the weir is 1.8m. Both continue to rise slowly. We expect the Ouse in York to peak later this morning below 2.5m (8 feet and 2 inches). We will continue to monitor the situation and update this message accordingly.


Flood Alert issued on 10 Apr 2018 18:28
River Ouse
This flood alert has been issued as a result of the Ouse rising in the York area following Tuesday's rainfall. We expect the Ouse in York to reach 2m (6 feet and 7 inches) overnight, with an expected peak below 2.5m (8 feet and 2 inches) by mid to late morning on Wednesday. We will continue to monitor the situation and update this message accordingly.


Flood Alert issued on 7 Apr 2018 11:16
River Ouse
This flood alert remains in force due to high levels on the River Ouse following rainfall earlier in the week. The level in York at the time of this message is 2.5 metres. The level at Naburn Lock upstream of the weir is 2.3 metres. The upstream levels in York are continuing to fall. Downstream levels at Naburn, Cawood and Selby are falling slowly and returning to their normal tidal pattern. The latest levels can be found on the gov.uk website. We are continuing to monitor the situation and will update this message as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 6 Apr 2018 19:40
River Ouse
This flood alert remains in force due to high levels on the River Ouse following rainfall earlier in the week. The level in York at the time of this message is 3.1 metres. The level at Naburn Lock upstream of the weir is 2.7 metres. The upstream levels in York are continuing to fall. Downstream levels at Naburn, Cawood and Selby are falling slowly. The latest levels can be found on the gov.uk website. Unsettled weather is forecast for the rest of the weekend. We are continuing to monitor the situation and will update this message as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 6 Apr 2018 14:03
River Ouse
This flood alert remains in force due to high levels on the River Ouse following rainfall earlier in the week. The level in York at the time of this message is 3.3 metres. The level at Naburn Lock upstream of the weir is 2.8 metres. The upstream levels in York are starting to fall. Downstream levels at Naburn, Cawood and Selby are falling slowly. The latest levels can be found on the gov.uk website. Dry and settled weather will continue today but unsettled weather is forecast for the rest of the weekend. We are continuing to monitor the situation and will update this message as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 6 Apr 2018 10:54
River Ouse
This flood alert remains in force due to high levels on the River Ouse following rainfall earlier in the week. The level in York at the time of this message is 3.4 metres. The level at Naburn Lock upstream of the weir is 2.9 metres. The upstream levels in York are starting to fall. Downstream levels at Naburn, Cawood and Selby are falling slowly but continue to be influenced by the upstream flows coming down the catchment and high tides. The latest levels can be found on the gov.uk website. Dry and settled weather will continue today but unsettled weather is forecast for the rest of the weekend. We are continuing to monitor the situation and will update this message as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 6 Apr 2018 03:24
River Ouse
This flood alert remains in force due to high levels on the River Ouse following rainfall earlier in the week. The level in York at the time of this message is 3.5m, and the level at Naburn Lock, downstream of the weir is 7.8m. The upstream levels in York are starting to fall. Downstream levels at Naburn, Cawood and Selby will remain high and continue to be influenced by the high upstream flows coming down the catchment and high tides. The latest levels can be found on the gov.uk website. Dry and settled conditions are expected to continue through Friday, after which unsettled weather is forecast over the weekend. We are continuing to monitor the situation and will update this message as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 5 Apr 2018 17:07
River Ouse
This flood alert remains in force due to high levels on the River Ouse following rainfall earlier in the week. The level in York at the time of this message is 3.6m, and the level at Naburn Lock, downstream of the weir is 7.9m. The upstream levels in York are forecast to begin to fall on Thursday night. Downstream levels at Naburn, Cawood and Selby will remain high and continue to be influenced by the high upstream flows coming down the catchment and high tides. The latest levels can be found on the gov.uk website. Dry and settled conditions are expected to continue through until Friday, after which unsettled weather is forecast over the weekend. We are continuing to monitor the situation and will update this message as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 5 Apr 2018 05:02
River Ouse
This flood alert remains in force due to recent rainfall in the Ouse catchment. The current level on the River Ouse at the Viking recorder in York is 3.6m, and the current level at Naburn Lock, downstream of the weir, is 7.6m. The latest levels can be found on the gov.uk website. We are continuing to monitor the situation and will update this message if the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 4 Apr 2018 21:27
River Ouse
This flood alert remains in force due to high levels on the tidal River Ouse following recent rainfall in the catchment. Levels upstream in York are peaking at 3.6m. The current level at Naburn Lock, downstream of the weir is 7.8m and is expected to remain around this level during Wednesday night. The influence of upstream flows and high tides are leading to levels at Cawood and Selby remaining high. River levels can be found on the gov.uk website. We are continuing to monitor the situation and will update this message as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 4 Apr 2018 12:58
River Ouse
This flood alert remains in force due to recent rainfall in the Ouse catchment. The current level on the River Ouse at the Viking recorder in York is 3.6m, and the current level at Naburn Lock, downstream of the weir, is 7.8m. Levels are expected to rise slowly before peaking later in the day on Wednesday. The latest levels can be found on the gov.uk website. We are continuing to monitor the situation and will update this message if the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 4 Apr 2018 05:07
River Ouse
This flood alert remains in force due to recent rainfall in the Ouse catchment. The current level on the River Ouse in York is 3.43m, and the current level at Naburn Lock, downstream of the weir, is 7.43m. Levels are expected to rise slowly before peaking later in the day on Wednesday. The current level at Selby Westmill is 3.83m and falling. The latest levels can be found on the gov.uk website. We are continuing to monitor the situation and will update this message if the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 3 Apr 2018 23:15
River Ouse
This flood alert remains in force due to recent rainfall in the Ouse catchment. River levels are rising and are likely to remain high for the next few days. The current level at Naburn Lock downstream of the weir is 7.3m AOD and rising. The current level at Selby Westmill is 5.4m and peaking with the tide. The current level at Cawood is 6m AOD and rising. Levels on the River Ouse in York are expected to peak on Wednesday evening. This forecast is subject to change as levels upstream on the Rivers Swale and Ure have yet to peak and are currently responding to melting snow. The latest levels can be found on the gov.uk website. We are continuing to monitor the situation and will update this message if the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 3 Apr 2018 15:51
River Ouse
This flood alert remains in force due to recent rainfall in the Ouse catchment. River levels are rising and are likely to remain high for the next few days. The current level at Naburn Lock downstream of the weir is 7.4m AOD and rising. The current level at Cawood is 5.7m AOD and rising. Levels on the River Ouse in York may peak on Wednesday afternoon. This forecast is subject to change as levels upstream on the River Swale have yet to peak and are currently responding to melting snow. The latest levels can be found on the gov.uk website. We are continuing to monitor the situation and will update this message if the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 3 Apr 2018 11:43
River Ouse
This flood alert remains in force due to recent rainfall in the Ouse catchment. River levels are rising and are likely to remain high for the next few days. The current level at Naburn Lock downstream of the weir is 7.2m AOD and rising. The current level at Cawood is 5.8m AOD and rising. Levels on the River Ouse in York may peak on Wednesday afternoon to evening. This is an early forecast which is subject to change as levels upstream on the River Swale have yet to peak and are currently responding to melting snow. The latest levels can be found on the gov.uk website. We are continuing to monitor the situation and will update this message if the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 3 Apr 2018 08:10
River Ouse
This flood alert has been issued due to recent rainfall in the Ouse catchment. River levels are rising and are likely to remain high for the next few days. The current level at Naburn Lock downstream of the weir is 6.9 metres AOD and rising. The current level at Cawood is 4.9 metres AOD and rising. We will provide a forecast for the peak when this becomes available.


Flood Alert issued on 19 Mar 2018 10:33
River Ouse
This flood alert remains in force in response to current spring high tides having an influence on the lower reaches of the River Ouse. Levels at Naburn and Cawood are now starting to return to normal tidal ranges after last week’s rainfall contributed to higher flows. The river level at Selby is forecast to reach 5m for a short time on the high tide this evening. We will continue to monitor the situation. Please continue to check the GOV.UK website for current river levels and more detailed weather forecasts from the Met Office.


Flood Alert issued on 18 Mar 2018 12:30
River Ouse
Levels on the Tidal River Ouse remain high in response to rainfall earlier in the week and spring high tides this weekend. Levels upstream in York peaked on Saturday and are continuing to fall, so we do not expect to see any further significant influence from upstream flows on the lower tidal reaches. Levels at Naburn can be expected to remain between 1.9 and 2m today. Spring high tides this weekend are leading to river levels at Cawood and Selby to be higher than normal on each tide cycle. The river level at Selby is forecast to reach 5m for a short time on the high tide this evening. We will continue to monitor the situation. Please continue to check the GOV.UK website for current river levels and more detailed weather forecasts from the Met Office.


Flood Alert issued on 17 Mar 2018 18:37
River Ouse
Levels on the River Ouse remain high in response to rainfall across the catchment earlier in the week. Levels upstream in York are peaking and we do not anticipate any further rise. Levels at Naburn will remain at or around 2m today. Levels downstream at Cawood and Selby will see slight rises to the normal tidal range but still below levels of concern. Snow showers forecast throughout the weekend are not expected to cause any further impact on river levels. We will continue to monitor the situation. Please continue to check the GOV.UK website for current river levels and more detailed weather forecasts from the Met Office.


Flood Alert issued on 17 Mar 2018 10:38
River Ouse
This flood alert remains in force due to high levels on the River Ouse caused by recent rainfall across the catchment. Levels upstream in York are currently forecast to peak from around midday on Saturday. Levels at Naburn are currently 2m. A further slight rise can be expected before remaining high throughout Saturday. Levels downstream at Cawood and Selby will see slight rises to the normal tidal range but still below levels of concern. Snow showers forecast over the weekend are not expected to cause any further impact on river levels. We will continue to monitor the situation. Please continue to check the GOV.UK website for current river levels and more detailed weather forecasts from the Met Office.


Flood Alert issued on 16 Mar 2018 19:44
River Ouse
This flood alert has been issued as levels on the River Ouse are steadily rising in response to recent rainfall across the catchment. The river level at York is currently forecast to reach above 2m in the early hours of Saturday morning after which levels are expected to continue to slowly rise. Levels at Naburn are just above 1.5m and will begin to gradually rise during Saturday. Levels downstream at Cawood and Selby are currently within the normal tidal range. We will continue to monitor the situation. Please continue to check the GOV.UK website for current river levels and more detailed weather forecasts from the Met Office.


Flood Alert issued on 14 Mar 2018 15:51
River Ouse
This flood alert remains in force as levels remain elevated on the River Ouse. Levels at York and Naburn are continuing to fall below levels of concern but low lying land may still be affected. Levels at Cawood are starting to fall back into a more visible tide cycle and levels at Selby remain within the normal tidal range. No significant rainfall is forecast over the next 24hrs. We will continue to monitor the situation. Please continue to check the GOV.UK website for current river levels and more detailed weather forecasts from the Met Office.


Flood Alert issued on 13 Mar 2018 19:07
River Ouse
The flood alert for the Tidal River Ouse remains in force as levels will remain high through the night into Wednesday. Levels at York, Naburn and Cawood are now at around their peak, and no further rise is expected. Levels at Selby are within the normal tidal range. For a more detailed weather forecast for your area please see the Met Office website at www.metoffice.gov.uk. Please stay aware of your surroundings and do not put yourself at risk. Keep an eye on local weather forecasts. We will continue to monitor the situation and update this message as appropriate.


Flood Alert issued on 13 Mar 2018 15:21
River Ouse
The flood alert for the Tidal River Ouse remains in force as levels will remain high through the night into Wednesday. Levels at York, Naburn and Cawood are now at around their peak, and no further rise is expected. Levels at Selby are within the normal tidal range. For a more detailed weather forecast for your area please see the Met Office website at www.metoffice.gov.uk. Please stay aware of your surroundings and do not put yourself at risk. Keep an eye on local weather forecasts. We will continue to monitor the situation and update this message as appropriate.


Flood Alert issued on 12 Mar 2018 20:26
River Ouse
The flood alert for the Tidal River Ouse remains in force based on forecasts at York Viking Recorder. The level of the River Ouse at the York Viking Recorder is expected to reach 3m by 6am on Tuesday 13th March 2018. The current upstream level of the River Ouse at Naburn is 2m. For a more detailed weather forecast for your area please see the Met Office website at www.metoffice.gov.uk. Please stay aware of your surroundings and do not put yourself at risk. Keep an eye on local weather forecasts. We will continue to monitor the situation and update this message as appropriate.


Flood Alert issued on 12 Mar 2018 11:47
River Ouse
The flood alert for the Tidal River Ouse remains in force based on forecasts at York Viking Recorder. The current river level of the River Ouse at the York Viking Recorder is 2.29m or 7 feet 6 inches. Levels will remain high on the River Ouse during Monday 12th March. The current upstream level of the River Ouse at Naburn is 1.92m. For a more detailed weather forecast for your area please see the Met Office website at www.metoffice.gov.uk. Please stay aware of your surroundings and do not put yourself at risk. Keep an eye on local weather forecasts. We will continue to monitor the situation and update this message as appropriate.


Flood Alert issued on 11 Mar 2018 11:58
River Ouse
The flood alert for the Tidal River Ouse remains in force based on forecasts at York Viking Recorder. The current river level of the River Ouse at the York Viking Recorder is 2.4m or 7 feet 10 inches. Levels are rising slowly on the River Ouse during Sunday 11th March, and are forecast to reach 2.7m or 8 feet 10 inches at around 5pm on Sunday 11th March. The current upstream level of the River Ouse at Naburn is 2m. For a more detailed weather forecast for your area please see the Met Office website at www.metoffice.gov.uk. Please stay aware of your surroundings and do not put yourself at risk. Keep an eye on local weather forecasts. We will continue to monitor the situation and update this message as appropriate.


Flood Alert issued on 10 Mar 2018 20:38
River Ouse
This alert is being issued for the Tidal River Ouse based on forecasts at York Viking Recorder. Levels are forecast to reach 2.25m at York Viking Recorder by 1am on Sunday 11th March 2018 due to persistent rain during the day, with further bands of rain forecast overnight and on Sunday. Upstream level at Naburn is forecast to reach 1.5m by 1am on Sunday 11th March 2018. For a more detailed weather forecast for your area please see the Met Office website at www.metoffice.gov.uk. Please stay aware of your surroundings and do not put yourself at risk. Keep an eye on local weather forecasts. We will continue to monitor the situation and update this message as appropriate.


Flood Alert issued on 7 Mar 2018 08:54
River Ouse
The flood alert for the Tidal Ouse remains in force, as river levels remain high following recent rainfall and snow melt in the upper catchments. The current river level at the Viking Recorder is 2.3m, or 7 feet 6 inches, and is expected to peak at 2.4m, or 7 feet 10 inches, at 10am today. Levels will then start to recede slowly. At Naburn the current river level is 1.9m and will remain at around that level throughout the day. Some low lying land alongside the River Ouse may be affected. We will continue to monitor the situation and update this message as appropriate.


Flood Alert issued on 6 Mar 2018 19:54
River Ouse
The flood alert for the Tidal Ouse has been issued as a result of rising river levels following recent rainfall and snow melt in the upper catchments. The current river level at the Viking recorder is 1.65m or 5 feet 4 inches, and at Naburn the current river level is 1.45m and rising. The Ouse in York is forecast to continue to rise throughout the night, peaking at approximately 2.6m or 8 feet 6 inches in the early afternoon of Wednesday 7th March. We can expect to see river levels at Naburn to remain high into Wednesday afternoon. Some low lying land alongside the Ouse may be affected. We will continue to monitor the situation and update this message as appropriate.


Flood Alert issued on 2 Feb 2018 09:01
River Ouse
This flood alert has been issued in response to the tidal influence on the lower reaches of the River Ouse which is expected to increase river levels on Friday 2nd February. Predicted peak water levels at Selby are expected for a short time around 9:15am slightly higher than the normal tidal range. River levels upstream of Selby remain normal for this time of year and no significant upstream flows are forecast to interact with the tidal influence. We will continue to monitor the situation and update this message with new forecast information.


Flood Alert issued on 1 Feb 2018 12:24
River Ouse
This flood alert has been issued in response to the tidal influence on the lower reaches of the River Ouse which is expected to increase river levels on Thursday 1st February. Predicted peak water levels at Selby are expected for a short time around 8pm slightly higher than the normal tidal range. With unsettled weather and peak astronomical tides on Friday 2nd February, this flood alert may remain in force for a couple of days. River levels upstream of Selby remain normal for this time of year and no significant upstream flows are forecast to interact with the tidal influence. We will continue to monitor the situation and update this message with new forecast information.


Flood Alert issued on 31 Jan 2018 20:55
River Ouse
This flood alert has been issued in response to the tidal influence on the lower reaches of the River Ouse which is expected to increase river levels on Thursday 1st February. Predicted peak water levels at Selby are expected for a short time around 8am and 8pm slightly higher than the normal tidal range. With unsettled weather and peak astronomical tides also possible on Friday 2nd February, this flood alert may remain in force for a couple of days. River levels upstream of Selby remain normal for this time of year and no significant upstream flows are forecast to interact with the tidal influence. We will continue to monitor the situation and update this message with new forecast information.


Flood Alert issued on 26 Jan 2018 19:22
River Ouse
This alert remains in force as levels are high on the River Ouse following rainfall and melting snow in the upper catchments earlier this week. The river level at the Viking recorder in central York peaked on Thursday morning at 3.2m and is now falling slowly. Levels on the lower Ouse are falling but will remain high into Saturday. Levels at Selby are within the normal tidal range. No further significant rainfall is expected and we will continue to monitor the situation. Please continue to check the GOV.UK website for current river levels.


Flood Alert issued on 26 Jan 2018 13:03
River Ouse
This alert remains in force as levels are high on the River Ouse following rainfall and melting snow in the upper catchments earlier this week. The river level at the Viking recorder in central York peaked on Thursday morning at 3.2m and is now falling slowly. Levels on the lower Ouse are starting to fall but will remain high through today. No further significant rainfall is expected and we will continue to monitor the situation. Levels at Selby are within the normal tidal range. Please continue to check the GOV.UK website for current river levels.


Flood Alert issued on 26 Jan 2018 08:42
River Ouse
This alert remains in force as levels are high on the River Ouse following rainfall and melting snow in the upper catchments earlier this week. The river level at the Viking recorder in central York peaked on Thursday morning at 3.2m and is now falling slowly. Levels on the lower Ouse are starting to fall but will remain high through today. No further significant rainfall is expected and we will continue to monitor the situation. Levels at Selby are within the normal tidal range. Please continue to check the GOV.UK website for current river levels.


Flood Alert issued on 25 Jan 2018 19:38
River Ouse
Levels on the River Ouse remain high in response to recent rainfall and melting snow in the upper catchments. The river level at the Viking recorder in central York peaked this morning at 3.2m and is now starting to fall slowly. Levels will remain high into Friday, but no further significant rainfall is expected. We will continue to monitor the situation. Levels at Selby are within the normal tidal range. Please continue to check the GOV.UK website for current river levels.


Flood Alert issued on 25 Jan 2018 14:31
River Ouse
Levels on the River Ouse remain high in response to recent rainfall and melting snow in the upper catchments. The river level at the Viking recorder in central York peaked this morning at 3.2m (10 feet 6 inches) and is now starting to fall slowly. Levels will remain high through the night, but no further significant rainfall is expected. We will continue to monitor the situation. Levels at Selby are within the normal tidal range. Please continue to check the GOV.UK website for current river levels.


Flood Alert issued on 25 Jan 2018 09:00
River Ouse
Levels on the River Ouse remain high in response to recent rainfall and melting snow in the upper catchments. The current level at the Viking recorder in central York is 3.2m (10 feet 6 inches) and no further rise is now expected. Levels will remain high today (Thursday) before starting to fall slowly in the evening and through the night. No further significant rainfall is expected, but we will continue to monitor the situation. Levels at Selby are within the normal tidal range. Please continue to check the GOV.UK website for current river levels.


Flood Alert issued on 24 Jan 2018 20:33
River Ouse
Levels on the River Ouse remain high in response to recent rainfall and melting snow in the upper catchments. The level in York is expected to reach up to 3.5m on Thursday. Some rain has fallen on Wednesday morning in the upper catchment and this will keep levels on the River Ouse high over the coming days. We will continue to monitor the situation and update this message as new forecasts become available. Levels at Selby are within the normal tidal range. Please continue to check the GOV.UK website for current river levels.


Flood Alert issued on 24 Jan 2018 13:40
River Ouse
Levels on the River Ouse remain high in response to recent rainfall and melting snow in the upper catchments. The level in York is expected to reach up to 3.1m on Wednesday afternoon. Some rain has fallen this morning in the upper catchment and this will keep levels on the Ouse high into Thursday. A slight further rise on Thursday morning is possible and we will continue to monitor the situation and update this message as new forecasts become available. Levels at Selby are within the normal tidal range. Please continue to check the GOV.UK website for current river levels.


Flood Alert issued on 24 Jan 2018 10:02
River Ouse
Levels on the River Ouse are continuing to rise in response to recent rainfall and melting snow in the upper catchments. The level in York is expected to peak between 3.1 and 3.2m on Wednesday afternoon. Some further rainfall is expected this morning across the catchment which is expected to keep levels high into Thursday. The level in Naburn will remain high through Thursday. We will continue to monitor the situation and update this message with the latest forecast information. Please continue to check the GOV.UK website for current river levels.


Flood Alert issued on 24 Jan 2018 04:26
River Ouse
Levels on the River Ouse are continuing to rise in response to recent rainfall and melting snow in the upper catchments. The river levels at York and Naburn are expected to continue to rise as a result of rain forecast to pass across the catchment, and are expected to peak late on Wednesday. We will continue to monitor the situation and update this message with the latest forecast information. Please continue to check the GOV.UK website for current river levels.


Flood Alert issued on 23 Jan 2018 22:11
River Ouse
Levels on the River Ouse are continuing to rise in response to recent rainfall and snow melt in the upper catchments. Levels at Naburn are expected to rise slowly. Further rainfall is forecast to pass over the area which is likely to keep levels high into Wednesday. We will continue to monitor the situation. Updates to river levels can be found on the GOV.UK website.


Flood Alert issued on 23 Jan 2018 16:10
River Ouse
Rivers levels have risen due to snowmelt and rainfall in upper catchments. We are expecting further rain overnight into Wednesday which will keep levels high in this area. Levels at Naburn are 1.92m and are expected to rise slowly into Wednesday. Further rain is forecast for the early hours of Wednesday.


Flood Alert issued on 6 Jan 2018 18:31
River Ouse
The Flood Alert remains in force although levels on the River Ouse in York have now started to fall. The river level in York is currently 2.30 metres and falling. The upstream level at Naburn is 2.05 metres and falling. Peak forecast levels at Selby, due to the combination of tides and upstream river flows, are at approximately 23:00 on Saturday and 11:45 on Sunday morning. River levels will remain high for the next few days. We will continue to monitor the situation and update this message accordingly.


Flood Alert issued on 6 Jan 2018 11:16
River Ouse
The Flood Alert remains in force although levels on the River Ouse in York have now peaked. The river level in York is currently 2.57 metres and falling. Peak forecast levels at Selby due to the combination of tides and upstream river flows are at approximately 23:00 on Saturday and 11:30 on Sunday morning. River levels will remain high for the next few days. We will continue to monitor the situation and update this message accordingly.


Flood Alert issued on 5 Jan 2018 18:43
River Ouse
The Flood Alert remains in force although levels on the River Ouse in York have now peaked. The river level in York is currently 2.98 metres and beginning to fall slowly. Astronomic tide levels are currently high downstream of Naburn before beginning to fall away later in the week. Peak forecast levels at Selby due to the combination of tides and upstream river flows are at approximately 22:30 on Friday and 11:00 on Saturday morning. River levels will remain high for the next few days. We will continue to monitor the situation and update this message accordingly.


Flood Alert issued on 5 Jan 2018 10:57
River Ouse
This Flood Alert remains in force as the River Ouse is rising following recent rainfall upstream of York. The river level in York is currently 3.0 metres and this is expected to peak around 3.1 metres on Friday before falling into the weekend. Astronomic tide levels are currently high downstream of Naburn before beginning to fall away later in the week. Peak forecast levels at Selby due to the combination of tides and upstream river flows are at approximately 10.15am and 10.30pm on Friday. River levels will remain high for the next few days. We will continue to monitor the situation and update this message accordingly.


Flood Alert issued on 4 Jan 2018 18:57
River Ouse
This Flood Alert has been issued as the River Ouse is rising following recent rainfall upstream of York. Levels in York are expected to reach approximately 3 metres tonight and will remain high overnight and into tomorrow. Astronomic tide levels are currently high downstream of Naburn before beginning to fall away later in the week. River levels will remain high for the next few days. We will continue to monitor the situation and update this message accordingly.


Flood Alert issued on 4 Jan 2018 12:36
River Ouse
This Flood Alert has been issued as the River Ouse is rising following recent rainfall upstream of York. Levels are forecast to continue to rise slowly this afternoon and this evening. Astronomic tide levels are currently high downstream of Naburn before beginning to fall away later in the week. River levels will remain high for the next few days. We will continue to monitor the situation and update this message accordingly.


Flood Alert issued on 3 Jan 2018 14:59
River Ouse
This Flood Alert has been issued as the River Ouse is rising following recent rainfall upstream of York. Levels are forecast to rise slowly overnight and into tomorrow morning. Astronomic tide levels are currently high downstream of Naburn before beginning to fall away later in the week. River levels will remain high for the next few days. We will continue to monitor the situation and update this message accordingly.


Flood Alert issued on 25 Nov 2017 09:14
River Ouse
This alert remains in force as river levels are still high after heavy rainfall on Wednesday in the Yorkshire Dales. The River Ouse in York is currently at a level of 2.1m and is falling slowly. The current level upstream of the weir at Naburn is 1.8m and falling. Levels at Selby are within the normal tidal range. No significant further rainfall is expected, but we will continue to monitor the situation and will update this message if forecasts change.


Flood Alert issued on 24 Nov 2017 20:21
River Ouse
This alert remains in force as river levels are still high after heavy rainfall on Wednesday in the Yorkshire Dales. The River Ouse in York is currently at a level of 2.78m and is falling slowly. The current level upstream of the weir at Naburn is 2.4m and is starting to fall. Levels at Selby are within the normal tidal range, and although some rise has been seen at Cawood no flooding is anticipated. No significant further rainfall is expected, but we will continue to monitor the situation and will update this message if forecasts change.


Flood Alert issued on 24 Nov 2017 14:12
River Ouse
This alert remains in force as river levels are still high after heavy rainfall on Wednesday in the Yorkshire Dales. The River Ouse in York is currently at a level of 2.95m and is starting to fall slowly. The current level upstream of the weir at Naburn is 2.5m and it will remain at around this level into the night before starting to fall. Levels at Selby are within the normal tidal range, and although some rise has been seen at Cawood no flooding is anticipated. No significant further rainfall is expected, but we will continue to monitor the situation and will update this message if forecasts change.


Flood Alert issued on 24 Nov 2017 08:08
River Ouse
This alert remains in force due to heavy rainfall on Wednesday in the Yorkshire Dales. The level of the River Ouse in York is currently 3.0m and has peaked. The current level upstream of the weir at Naburn is 2.5m and is not expected to rise further on Friday. Levels at Selby are within the normal tidal range, and although some rise has been seen at Cawood overnight no flooding is currently anticipated. No significant further rainfall is expected, but we will continue to monitor the situation and will update this message if forecasts change.


Flood Alert issued on 23 Nov 2017 20:46
River Ouse
This alert remains in force due to heavy rainfall on Wednesday and overnight in the Yorkshire Dales. The level of the River Ouse in York is currently 2.7m and rising steadily. We currently expect a peak level of around 3.1m to be reached during early hours of Friday morning, with levels remaining high on Friday. The current level upstream of the weir at Naburn is 2.2m and this will rise slowly overnight. Levels at Selby are within the normal tidal range, and although some rise will be seen at Cawood overnight no flooding is currently anticipated. No significant further rainfall is expected, but we will continue to monitor the situation and will update this message if forecasts change.


Flood Alert issued on 23 Nov 2017 17:38
River Ouse
This alert remains in force due to heavy rainfall on Wednesday and overnight in the Yorkshire Dales. The level of the River Ouse in York is currently 2.5m and rising steadily. We currently expect a peak level of between 2.6m and 3m to be reached during early hours of Friday morning, with levels remaining high on Friday. The current level upstream of the weir at Naburn is 2.0m and this will rise slowly overnight. Levels at Selby are within the normal tidal range, and although some rise will be seen at Cawood overnight no flooding is currently anticipated. No significant further rainfall is expected, but we will continue to monitor the situation and will update this message if forecasts change.


Flood Alert issued on 23 Nov 2017 15:17
River Ouse
This alert is in force due to heavy rainfall on Wednesday and overnight in the Yorkshire Dales. The level of the River Ouse in York is currently 2.25m and rising steadily. We currently expect a peak level of between 2.6m and 3m to be reached at around midnight, with levels remaining high into Friday morning. The current level upstream of the weir at Naburn is 1.8m and this will rise to around 2.5m overnight. Levels at Selby are within the normal tidal range, and although some rise will be seen at Cawood overnight no flooding is currently anticipated. No significant further rainfall is expected, but we will continue to monitor the situation and will update this message if forecasts change.


Flood Alert issued on 15 Oct 2017 12:28
River Ouse
The level at the York Viking recorder peaked around 2.9m (9 feet 4 inches) on Sunday morning. Levels will fall slowly during Sunday. The levels further downstream at Cawood and Selby are forecast to remain in the normal ranges for the time of year. The latest levels can be found in the flood warning information service section of the gov.uk website. We are continuing to monitor the situation and will update this message if the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 15 Oct 2017 08:48
River Ouse
The level of the Ouse in York is expected to continue rising until mid-morning Sunday. The forecast for the York Viking recorder is to peak around 2.8m (9 feet 2 inches) at approximately 10am on Sunday morning. Levels will fall slowly during Sunday. The levels further downstream at Cawood and Selby are forecast to remain in the normal ranges for the time of year. The latest levels can be found in the flood warning information service section of the gov.uk website. We are continuing to monitor the situation and will update this message if the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 14 Oct 2017 21:29
River Ouse
River levels in the Ouse are rising in response to high levels upstream in the Swale and Ure after rainfall in the Dales on Friday and Saturday morning.. The levels are expected to continue rising overnight and into Sunday. The forecast peak is around 2.7m (8 feet 10 inches) at the York Viking Recorder early on Sunday morning. The latest levels can be found on the Flood Information Service section of the gov.uk website. We will continue to monitor the situation and will update this message as more information becomes available.


Flood Alert issued on 14 Oct 2017 18:54
River Ouse
River levels in the Ouse are rising in response to high levels upstream in the Swale and Ure after rainfall in the Dales on Friday and Saturday morning.. The levels are expected to continue rising overnight and into Sunday. The forecast peak is around 3m (9 feet 10inches) at the York Viking Recorder at around 09:00 Sunday morning. The latest levels can be found on the Flood Information Service section of the gov.uk website. We will continue to monitor the situation and will update this message as more information becomes available.


Flood Alert issued on 14 Oct 2017 17:33
River Ouse
River levels in the Ouse are rising in response to high levels upstream in the Swale and Ure after rainfall in the Dales on Friday and Saturday morning.. The levels are expected to continue rising overnight and into Sunday. The forecast peak in York is between 2.5m and 3m (8'2" and 9'10"). The current forecast for the York Viking Recorder is for it to reach 2.7m (8'10") around 11:30pm on Saturday and to continue to rise slowly. Levels at Naburn are expected to continue rising overnight into Sunday. Cawood is forecast to rise slowly into the early hours of Sunday morning. The latest levels can be found on the Flood Information Service section of the gov.uk website. We will continue to monitor the situation and will update this message as more information becomes available.


Flood Alert issued on 13 Sep 2017 20:31
River Ouse
This Flood Alert has been issued in response to the rise in the watercourses that feed into the River Ouse following last nights rain. The River Ouse is forecast to rise through the night and into tomorrow and is currently expected to peak tomorrow afternoon between 2.5 and 2.75 metres, which is between 8 feet 2 inches and 9 ft. Astronomic tidal levels on the Tidal River Ouse and River Humber are low and are not expected to cause any problems during this period. Although some localised rain showers are possible, no significant rainfall is expected in the next 24 hours and with levels on the rivers upstream of York already beginning to peak we currently expect levels on the Ouse to begin to fall again later on tomorrow. We will continue to monitor the situation and update this message accordingly.