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.
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Historical Flood Warning Messages for this Area


Flood Warning issued on 19 Mar 2019 12:53
River Ouse
River levels remain high as a result of heavy rainfall on Saturday 16.3.19. The level of the river Ouse in York peaked on Monday morning (18.3.19) at just under 4m and is now falling. The current forecast indicates that levels will fall below 3m during Tuesday afternoon 19.3.19. The risk of flooding of riverside properties remains. The area most at risk is properties immediately along the riverside footpaths in York. Please take care using low lying footpaths near local watercourses. Our incident response staff are closely monitoring the forecast. We are operating the Foss Barrier and flood gates on the river Ouse footpaths will be reopened this afternoon. This message will be updated in 8 hours, or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 19 Mar 2019 04:35
River Ouse
River levels remain high as a result of heavy rainfall on Saturday 16.3.19. The level of the river Ouse in York peaked on Monday morning (18.3.19) at just under 4m and is now falling. The current forecast indicates that levels will fall below 3m during Tuesday 19.3.19. The risk of flooding of riverside properties remains. The area most at risk is properties immediately along the riverside footpaths in York. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses, and activate local or property flood plans. Our incident response staff are closely monitoring the forecast. We are operating the Foss Barrier and flood gates remain closed in the centre of York. This message will be updated in 8 hours, or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 18 Mar 2019 20:14
River Ouse
River levels remain high as a result of heavy rainfall on Saturday 16.3.19. The level of the river Ouse in York peaked earlier today (18.3.2019) at just under 4m. The level at the Viking recorder in York is 3.77m at 20:00hrs and will continue to fall during Monday night (18.3.2019). The risk of flooding of riverside properties remains. The area most at risk is properties immediately along the riverside footpaths in York. The current forecast indicates that levels will fall below 3m on Tuesday morning. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses, and activate local or property flood plans. Our incident response staff are closely monitoring the forecast. We are operating the Foss Barrier and flood gates remain closed in the centre of York. This message will be updated in 8 hours, or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 18 Mar 2019 11:29
River Ouse
River levels remain high as a result of heavy rainfall on Saturday 16.3.19. The level at the Viking recorder in York is currently peaking at just under 4m and will remain high through Monday 18.3.19 before starting to fall slowly overnight. The risk of flooding of riverside properties remains on Monday. The area most at risk is properties immediately along the riverside footpaths in York. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses, and activate local or property flood plans. Our incident response staff are closely monitoring the forecast. We are operating the Foss Barrier and flood gates remain closed in the centre of York. This message will be updated in 8 hours, or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 18 Mar 2019 04:28
River Ouse
River levels remain high as a result of heavy rainfall on Saturday 16.3.19. The level at the Viking recorder in York is currently peaking at just under 4m and will remain high through Monday 18.3.19 before starting to fall slowly overnight. The risk of flooding of riverside properties remains on Monday. The area most at risk is properties immediately along the riverside footpaths in York. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses, and activate local or property flood plans. Our incident response staff are closely monitoring the forecast. We are operating the Foss Barrier and flood gates remain closed in the centre of York. This message will be updated in 8 hours, or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 17 Mar 2019 19:01
River Ouse
River levels are rising as a result of heavy rainfall. The risk of flooding of riverside properties in York remains on Sunday 17/03/19. The area most at risk is properties immediately along the riverside footpaths in York. The level at the Viking recorder in York is currently 3.65m and is expected to reach up to 3.8m on Monday morning 18.3.19. We expect river levels to stay high throughout Monday. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses, and activate local or property flood plans. Our incident response staff are closely monitoring the forecast. We are operating the Foss Barrier and flood gates remain closed in the centre of York. This message will be updated in 8 hours, or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 17 Mar 2019 11:09
River Ouse
River Ouse levels remain high as a result of heavy rainfall on Saturday (16/3/2019). Consequently, there is flooding of properties in York around York riverside footpaths and King and Queens Staith. The level at the Viking recorder at 11am on Sunday is 3.3m. The River Ouse expected to reach up to 3.8m on Monday 17/3/19. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses, and activate local or property flood plans. Our incident response staff are closely monitoring the forecast. We are operating the Foss Barrier and we have closed flood gates in the centre of York this morning. This message will be updated in 8 hours, or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 17 Mar 2019 01:56
River Ouse
River levels are rising as a result of heavy rainfall. Consequently, flooding of riverside properties in York is expected from 4am on Sunday 17/03/19. The area most at risk is properties immediately along the riverside footpaths in York. The level at the Viking recorder in York is expected to reach up to 3.5m on Sunday 17.3.19. We expect river levels to stay high through Sunday and into Monday. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses, and activate local or property flood plans. Our incident response staff are closely monitoring the forecast. We are operating the Foss Barrier and we expect to close flood gates in the centre of York on Sunday morning. This message will be updated in 8 hours, or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 15 Mar 2019 17:55
River Ouse
The level of the Ouse is gradually falling and was 2.8m at the Viking recorder at 6pm today (15.03.2019). We expect levels to continue to fall gradually overnight. Areas most at risk are Queen’s Staith, Kings Staith and low lying paths and roads. The current forecast indicates further rainfall across the upper catchments on Saturday morning. Consequently, river levels may rise again late on Saturday (16.03.19). Our incident response staff are closely monitoring the forecast and will close any flood gates if necessary. The Foss Barrier has been lowered and will continue to be in place as needed. This message will be updated on Saturday morning, or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 15 Mar 2019 17:33
River Ouse
The level of the Ouse is gradually falling and was 2.9m at the Viking recorder at 5:30pm today (15.03.2019). We expect levels to continue to fall gradually overnight. Areas most at risk are Queens Staith, Kings Staith and low lying paths and roads. The current forecast indicates further rainfall across the upper catchments Saturday morning. Consequently, river levels may rise again late on Saturday (16.03.19). Our incident response staff are closely monitoring the forecast and will close any flood gates if necessary. The Foss Barrier has been lowered and will continue to be in place as needed. This message will be updated on Saturday morning, or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 15 Mar 2019 12:27
River Ouse
The level of the Ouse is gradually falling and was 3m at the Viking recorder at 11am today (15.03.2019). We expect levels to continue to fall gradually throughout the afternoon. Areas most at risk are Queens Staith, Kings Staith and low lying paths and roads. The current forecast indicates further rainfall across the upper catchments Saturday morning. Consequently, river levels may rise again late on Saturday (16.03.19). Our incident response staff are closely monitoring the forecast and will close any flood gates if necessary. The Foss Barrier has been lowered and will continue to be in place as needed. This message will be updated in 8 hours, or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 15 Mar 2019 05:05
River Ouse
River levels have risen slightly during the early hours of Friday morning, 15.03.2019, reaching 3.05m (10 feet) at York at 05:00 this morning. We expect levels to remain steady around this level during the morning before starting to fall later today. Areas most at risk are Queens Staith, Kings Staith and low lying paths and roads. The current forecast indicates further rainfall across the region over the weekend. Consequently, river levels will remain higher than normal and my rise again on Saturday. Our incident response staff are closely monitoring the forecast and will close any flood gates if necessary. The Foss Barrier has been lowered and will continue to be in place as needed. This message will be updated in 8 hours, or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 14 Mar 2019 21:13
River Ouse
The level on the River Ouse was 2.9m (9feet 6in) at the York Viking Recorder at 8:30pm, Thursday 14/03/2019 and is slowly rising. Areas most at risk are Queens Staith and Kings Staith and low lying paths and roads. A peak is expected between 3.2m (10ft 6in) and 3.3m (10ft 10in) around 06:00 on Friday 15/3/2019 before falling away throughout Friday. The current forecast indicates more rain tomorrow and over the weekend. Consequently, river levels will remain higher than normal and may rise again on Saturday. Our incident response staff are closely monitoring the forecast and will close any flood gates if necessary. The Foss Barrier has been lowered and will continue to be in place as needed. This message will be updated in 8 hours, or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 14 Mar 2019 13:21
River Ouse
The level on the River Ouse was 3.1m at the York Viking Recorder at 12:00 Thursday 14.03.2019 but is starting to fall. Flooding is expected to continue through today Thursday 14/03/19. Areas most at risk are Queens Staith and Kings Staith and low lying paths and roads. The current forecast indicates more rain this evening and levels may therefore rise again slightly. Our incident response staff are closely monitoring the forecast and will close any flood gates if necessary. The Foss Barrier has been lowered and will continue to be in place as needed. This message will be updated in 8 hours, or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 14 Mar 2019 05:24
River Ouse
River levels on the Ouse have reached 3.2m at the York Viking Recorder at 05:00 Thursday morning 14.03.2019. Areas most at risk are Queens Staith and Kings Staith and low lying paths and roads. We expect river levels to remain steady with no further rise forecasted this morning. The current forecast indicates falling levels, however they may rise again on Thursday evening as a result of further rainfall. Our incident response staff are closely monitoring the forecast and will close any flood gates if necessary. The Foss Barrier has been lowered and will continue to be in place as needed. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses. This message will be updated in 8 hours, or as the situation changes


Flood Warning issued on 13 Mar 2019 21:20
River Ouse
River levels on the Ouse are continuing to rise as a result of heavy rainfall, and reached 3.14m at the York Viking Recorder at 21:00 today. Areas most at risk are Queens Staith and Kings Staith and low lying paths and roads. We expect river levels to continue to rise and peak during the night at a level of between 3.2m to 3.3m in the early hours of Thursday morning 14/03/19. Our incident response staff are closely monitoring the forecast and will close any flood gates if necessary. The Foss Barrier has been lowered and will continue to be in place as needed. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses. This message will be updated in 8 hours, or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 13 Mar 2019 13:02
River Ouse
The level is now 2.85m in York. Consequently, flooding of roads, riverside paths and cycle-paths and land is expected to continue through Wednesday 13/03/19. The river is starting to come over the banks through the city centre. Areas most at risk are low lying land and roads. We expect river levels to continue rising throughout Wednesday 13/03/19. A peak level in York of 3.1 - 3.4m is currently forecast for the early hours of Thursday morning 14/03/19, however this is likely to change. Our incident response staff are closely monitoring the forecast and will close any flood gates as necessary. We will be operating the Foss Barrier overnight. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses. This message will be updated in 8 hours, or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 13 Mar 2019 10:31
River Ouse
At 10 am the level was 2.8m in York. Consequently, flooding of roads, riverside paths and cycle-paths and land is expected to continue through Wednesday 13/03/19. The river is starting to come over the banks through the city centre. Areas most at risk are low lying land and roads. We expect river levels to continue rising throughout Wednesday 13/03/19. A peak level in York of 3.6m is currently forecast for the early hours of Thursday morning 14/03/19, however this is likely to change. Our incident response staff are closely monitoring the forecast and will close any flood gates as necessary. We will be operating the Foss Barrier overnight. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses. This message will be updated in 8 hours, or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 13 Mar 2019 02:56
River Ouse
River levels are continuing to rise as a result of heavy rainfall, and are expected to reach 2.7m around 8am. Consequently, flooding of roads, riverside paths and cycle-paths and land is expected to continue overnight. The river is starting to come over the banks through the city centre. Areas most at risk are low lying land and roads. We expect river levels to continue rising throughout Wednesday 13/03/19. A peak level in York of 3.6m is currently forecast for the early hours of Thursday morning 14/03/19, however this is likely to change. Our incident response staff are closely monitoring the forecast and will close any flood gates as necessary. We will be operating the Foss Barrier overnight. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses. This message will be updated in 8 hours, or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 12 Mar 2019 20:08
River Ouse
River levels are forecast to rise as a result of heavy rainfall. Consequently, flooding of riverside properties in York is possible from 5am on Wednesday 13/03/19. The area most at risk is properties immediately along the riverside footpaths in York. We expect river levels to rise until at least 9am on Wednesday 13/03/19 and to stay high through Wednesday morning. A peak level in York of between 2.6m and 3.1m is currently forecast for Wednesday morning. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses, and activate local or property flood plans. Our incident response staff are closely monitoring the forecast and we will be operating the Foss Barrier overnight. We do not currently expect to have to close any flood gates in York. This message will be updated in 8 hours, or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 10 Feb 2019 16:56
River Ouse
River levels on the Ouse in York are now at 3.02m (9feet 10 inches) and are falling slowly. Levels are expected to continue falling slowly through this evening and into tomorrow morning. The Foss Barrier is manned and is in operation. Please stay aware of your surroundings and do not put yourself at risk. Be prepared to act on your flood plan. We continue to monitor the situation, and will update this message by 9:30 am tomorrow morning (Monday 11th February) or if the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 10 Feb 2019 09:36
River Ouse
River levels on the Ouse in York are now at 3.08m (10 feet 1 inch) and are expected to peak at 3.1m (10 feet 2 inches) mid-morning today Sunday 10th February. This afternoon we should start to see the river levels slowly fall. Please stay aware of your surroundings and do not put yourself at risk. Keep an eye on local weather forecasts. Be prepared to act on your flood plan. We continue to monitor the situation, and will update this message by 6pm, Sunday 10th February or if the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 10 Feb 2019 02:07
River Ouse
River levels on the Ouse in York are rising faster than we had expected yesterday evening. The current level on the Ouse is 2.7m (8 feet, 10 inches) and is rising steadily. It can now be expected to reach 3 m (9 feet 10 inches) between 4 and 6 am this morning (Sunday 10th February), peaking over 3 m (9feet 10 inches) later in the morning. This may cause some flooding of property, and impact on access. Please stay aware of your surroundings and do not put yourself at risk. Keep an eye on local weather forecasts. Be prepared to act on your flood plan. We continue to monitor the situation, and will update this message later this morning, Sunday 10th February or if the situation changes.


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.