Flood Warning Info - River Ouse at York - Riverside properties

Area Description

Properties on King's Staith in York and riverside areas through York from Lendall Bridge to Millennium Bridge.

This is a Flood Warning Area. For this area, you may receive Flood Warnings or Severe Flood Warnings.
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Flood Warning Currently in Force

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Flood Warning History

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Historical Flood Warning Messages for this Area


Flood Warning issued on 6 Apr 2018 19:40
River Ouse
This flood warning 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 update is 3.1 metres (10 feet 2 inches). The River Ouse is forecast to fall below levels of concern overnight into Saturday. The latest levels can be found on the gov.uk website. Unsettled weather is forecast for the Saturday and Sunday. We are continuing to monitor the situation and will update this message as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 6 Apr 2018 14:07
River Ouse
This flood warning 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 update is 3.3 metres (10 feet 10 inches). River levels are dropping 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 Warning issued on 6 Apr 2018 10:46
River Ouse
This flood warning 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 update is 3.4 metres (11 feet 2 inches). River levels are dropping slowly and it is likely they will remain above 3 metres today. 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 Warning issued on 6 Apr 2018 02:58
River Ouse
This flood warning 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 update is 3.5 metres (11 feet 5 inches). It is likely that levels will remain above 3m on Friday. 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 Warning issued on 5 Apr 2018 17:06
River Ouse
This flood warning 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 update is 3.6 metres (11 feet 10 inches). Levels are forecast to remain around this level through to this evening, after which we expect a slow fall overnight. It is likely that levels will remain above 3m on Friday. 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 Warning issued on 5 Apr 2018 11:37
River Ouse
This flood warning remains in force due to high levels on the River Ouse following recent rainfall. The level in York at the time of this message update is 3.6 metres (11 feet 10 inches). Levels may fluctuate slightly in response to rainfall but we do not anticipate it will rise above 3.7m. 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 Warning issued on 5 Apr 2018 04:55
River Ouse
This flood warning remains in force due to high levels on the River Ouse following recent rainfall. The level in York at the time of this message update is 3.6 metres (11 feet 10 inches). Levels may fluctuate slightly in response to rainfall but we do not anticipate it will rise above 3.7m. 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 Warning issued on 4 Apr 2018 20:39
River Ouse
This flood warning remains in force due to high levels on the River Ouse following recent rainfall. The level in York at the time of this message update is 3.6 metres (11 feet 10 inches) and is expected to remain at or around this peak level on Wednesday night. Levels may fluctuate slightly early on Thursday morning in response to Wednesday’s rainfall but are currently not anticipated to rise above this peak level. 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 Warning issued on 4 Apr 2018 12:52
River Ouse
This flood alert remains in force due to high levels on the River Ouse following recent rainfall. The current level is 3.6 metres (11 feet 10 inches) in York. Levels on the River Ouse in York are expected to remain high throughout the afternoon on Wednesday 4th April. 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 Warning issued on 4 Apr 2018 05:05
River Ouse
This flood warning remains in force due to high levels on the River Ouse following recent rainfall. The current level is 3.43 metres (11 feet 3 inches) in York. Levels on the River Ouse in York are expected to peak at around 3.6 metres (11 feet 10 inches) 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 Warning issued on 3 Apr 2018 23:02
River Ouse
This flood warning remains in force due to high levels on the River Ouse following recent rainfall. The current level is 3.27 metres (10 feet 9 inches) in York. Levels on the River Ouse in York are expected to peak at around 3.6 metres (11 feet 10 inches) 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 Warning issued on 3 Apr 2018 15:40
River Ouse
This flood warning has been issued due to high levels on the River Ouse following recent rainfall. The current level is 3.0 metres (9 feet 11 inches) in York where we would expect property flooding to begin. Levels on the River Ouse in York are expected to peak around 3.8 metres (12 feet 6 inches) 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 Warning issued on 3 Apr 2018 10:46
River Ouse
This flood warning has been issued due to high levels on the River Ouse following recent rainfall. The current level is 2.7m (8 feet 10 inches) in York, and we are expecting the River Ouse to reach 3 metres (9 feet 10 inches) during Tuesday afternoon. This is the level we would expect properties to start flooding. Levels on the River Ouse in York may peak at around 4 metres (13 feet 1 inch) 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 Warning issued on 13 Mar 2018 19:07
River Ouse
This flood warning remains in force due to high levels on the River Ouse in York. The current level at York Viking Recorder is 3m (9 feet 10 inches), and although no further rise is expected levels will remain high overnight. There is flooding of riverside paths, please stay aware of your surroundings and do not put yourself at risk. Keep an eye on local weather forecasts. For a more detailed weather forecast for your area please see the Met Office website: www.metoffice.gov.uk.If you have a flood plan, please start to use it. We will continue to monitor the situation and update this message as appropriate.


Flood Warning issued on 13 Mar 2018 15:20
River Ouse
This flood warning remains in force due to high levels on the River Ouse in York. The current level at York Viking Recorder is 3m or 9 feet 10 inches, and although no further rise is expected levels will remain high into the night. There is flooding of riverside paths, please stay aware of your surroundings and do not put yourself at risk. Keep an eye on local weather forecasts. For a more detailed weather forecast for your area please see the Met Office website: www.metoffice.gov.uk. If you have a flood plan, please start to use it. We will continue to monitor the situation and update this message as appropriate.


Flood Warning issued on 12 Mar 2018 21:56
River Ouse
This flood warning has been issued in response to rising river levels on the River Ouse at York with properties on King’s Staith and on the riverside from Lendall Bridge to Millennium Bridge forecast to be at risk due to persistent rain throughout the day . The current level at York Viking Recorder is 2.54m and levels are forecast to continue rising slowly through the night reaching 3m by around 4am on Tuesday 13th March 2018 which may cause property flooding. Access to properties in the area can be affected when the River level reaches 2.8m. Please stay aware of your surroundings and do not put yourself at risk. Keep an eye on local weather forecasts. For a more detailed weather forecast for your area please see the Met Office website: www.metoffice.gov.uk.If you have a flood plan, please start to use it. We will continue to monitor the situation and update this message as appropriate.


Flood Warning issued on 25 Jan 2018 19:48
River Ouse
This warning remains in force due to high levels on the River Ouse in York. 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 into Friday, but no further significant rainfall is expected. We will continue to monitor the situation. The Foss Barrier is in operation and floodgates along the River Ouse in York remain closed. Please continue to check the GOV.UK website for current river levels.


Flood Warning issued on 25 Jan 2018 14:38
River Ouse
This warning remains in force due to high levels on the River Ouse in York. 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. The Foss Barrier is in operation and floodgates along the River Ouse in York remain closed. Please continue to check the GOV.UK website for current river levels.


Flood Warning issued on 25 Jan 2018 09:10
River Ouse
This warning remains in force due to high levels on the River Ouse in York. 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. The Foss Barrier is in operation and floodgates along the River Ouse in York will remain closed today. Please continue to check the GOV.UK website for current river levels.


Flood Warning issued on 24 Jan 2018 20:42
River Ouse
This warning remains in force due to high levels on the River Ouse in York. The current level at the Viking recorder in central York is 3m (9ft 10in) and forecast to rise slowly overnight. Some rain has fallen this morning in the upper catchment and this will keep levels on the River Ouse high into Thursday. A further rise on Thursday is expected and levels are forecast to peak between 3.4m (11ft 2in) and 3.5m (11ft 6in) in the morning. The Foss Barrier is in operation and floodgates along the River Ouse in York are being closed. Please continue to check the GOV.UK website for current river levels.


Flood Warning issued on 24 Jan 2018 13:35
River Ouse
This warning remains in force due to high levels on the River Ouse in York. The current level at the Viking recorder in central York is 3m (9ft 10in) and it is not expected to rise higher than 3.1m (10ft 2in) today. 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. The Foss Barrier is in operation and floodgates along the River Ouse in York are being closed. Please continue to check the GOV.UK website for current river levels.


Flood Warning issued on 24 Jan 2018 07:17
River Ouse
This warning remains in force due to rising levels on the River Ouse in York. Rainfall and melting snow in the upper catchments has led to high levels in the Ouse. Levels are expected to peak between 3.1 and 3.2m (10ft 6in) on Wednesday afternoon. Some further rainfall is expected this morning across the catchment which is expected to keep levels high into Thursday. The Foss Barrier is in operation and floodgates along the River Ouse in York are being closed. 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 Warning issued on 24 Jan 2018 04:51
River Ouse
This warning has been issued due to rising levels on the River Ouse in York. Rainfall and melting snow in the upper catchments has led to high levels in the Ouse. Levels are expected to reach 3m (9ft 10in) around 8:00am before continuing to rise throughout Wednesday. Further rainfall is expected across the catchment which is expected to keep levels high. The Foss Barrier is in operation and floodgates along the River Ouse in York will be closed in the early hours of Wednesday morning. 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 Warning issued on 5 Jan 2018 18:42
River Ouse
The Flood Warning 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. No significant rainfall is expected in the upper catchments over the next couple of days, however river levels will remain high due to response in the upstream catchments. We will continue to monitor the situation and update this message accordingly.


Flood Warning issued on 5 Jan 2018 10:57
River Ouse
The Flood Warning remains in force as the River Ouse in York is continuing to rise slowly following recent rainfall upstream of York. The current level at the Viking Recorder is 3.01 metres. Levels are expected to peak in York at approximately 3.1 metres on Friday. No significant rainfall is forecast in the upper catchments over the next couple of days, however river levels upstream of York remain high as peak levels move through the systems. River levels are forecast to fall below 3.0 metres overnight into Saturday morning. We will continue to monitor the situation and update this message accordingly.


Flood Warning issued on 4 Jan 2018 18:45
River Ouse
The Flood Warning has been issued as the River Ouse in York is continuing to rise slowly following recent rainfall upstream of York. The current level at the Viking Recorder is 2.92 metres. Levels are expected to reach approximately 3 metres tonight and will remain high overnight and into tomorrow. We will continue to monitor the situation and update this message accordingly.


Flood Warning issued on 4 Jan 2018 09:34
River Ouse
The Flood Warning has been issued as the River Ouse in York is continuing to rise slowly following recent rainfall upstream of York. The current level at the Viking Recorder is 2.78 metres. Levels are expected to peak later today at approximately 3 metres. We will continue to monitor the situation and update this message accordingly.


Flood Warning issued on 24 Nov 2017 20:21
River Ouse
This warning 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, or 9 feet 1 inch, and is falling slowly. Flooding of low-lying footpaths, Queen’s Staith and King’s Staith will continue into Saturday morning. No significant further rainfall is expected, but we will continue to monitor the situation and will update this message if forecasts change.


Flood Warning issued on 24 Nov 2017 14:11
River Ouse
This warning 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, or 9 feet 8 inches, and is starting to fall slowly. Flooding of low-lying footpaths, Queen’s Staith and King’s Staith will continue through today and into Saturday morning. The Foss Barrier was operated on Thursday evening and is expected to remain in the lowered position until Friday evening. No significant further rainfall is expected, but we will continue to monitor the situation and will update this message if forecasts change.


Flood Warning issued on 24 Nov 2017 08:01
River Ouse
This warning remains in force following heavy rainfall on Wednesday in the Yorkshire Dales. The level of the River Ouse in York is currently 3.0m, or 9 feet 10 inches, and has peaked. Flooding of low-lying footpaths, Queen’s Staith and King’s Staith will continue on Friday. The Foss Barrier has been operated on Thursday evening and is expected to remain in the lowered position throughout Friday. River levels in York will start falling on Friday morning. No significant further rainfall is expected, but we will continue to monitor the situation and will update this message if forecasts change.


Flood Warning issued on 23 Nov 2017 20:40
River Ouse
This warning has been issued due to heavy rainfall on Wednesday and overnight in the Yorkshire Dales. The level of the River Ouse in York is currently 2.7m, or 8 feet 11 inches and is rising steadily. There will be flooding of low-lying footpaths, Queen’s Staith and King’s Staith through Thursday evening. We currently expect a peak level of around 3.1m, or 10 feet 2 inches, to be reached between the hours of 2am and 4am on Friday morning, with levels remaining high throughout Friday. The Foss Barrier has been operated on Thursday evening and has been lowered into position. No significant further rainfall is expected, but we will continue to monitor the situation and will update this message if forecasts change.