Flood Warning Info - River Ouse at York - Skeldergate and Tower Street

Area Description

Properties at lower levels on Skeldergate and on Tower Street near Tower Gardens. Properties on Cumberland Street.
This is a Flood Warning Area. For this area, you may receive Flood Warnings or Severe Flood Warnings.
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Flood Warning History

Number of historic Flood Warnings that have previously been recorded for this area:
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Historical Flood Warning Messages for this Area

  • We have only been collating detailed flood messages since May 2017.
  • Each Flood Warning may have multiple updates. The messages listed below may therefore be greater than the number of alerts detailed in the Flood Warning table above.

Flood Warning issued on 28 Feb 2020 00:44
River Ouse
This Flood Alert remains in force as levels on the River Ouse remain high in York. The current level of the River Ouse at York Viking Recorder is 3.47m and is expected to continue to fall gradually throughout Friday 28/02/2020. Further rain is forecast on Friday and into the weekend and we expect this will cause river levels to rise again. Our Area Incident Room remains open and we will be monitoring the situation closely. Floodgates are closed in York and the Foss Barrier is in operation. For the latest river levels please see the gov.uk website. Please avoid contact with flood water, and plan walking, driving and cycling routes to avoid low lying paths and roads which may be flooded. This message will be updated in 8 hours, or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 27 Feb 2020 16:27
River Ouse
This Flood Warning remains in force as levels on the River Ouse remain high in York. The current level of the River Ouse at York Viking Recorder is 3.64m and is expected to continue to fall gradually throughout the rest of today and Friday 28/02/2020. Further rain is forecast on Friday and into the weekend and we expect this will cause river levels to rise again. Our Area Incident Room remains open and we will be monitoring the situation closely. Floodgates are closed in York and the Foss Barrier is in operation. For the latest river levels please see the gov.uk website. Please avoid contact with flood water, and plan walking, driving and cycling routes to avoid low lying paths and roads which may be flooded. This message will be updated in 8 hours, or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 27 Feb 2020 08:22
River Ouse
This Flood Warning remains in force as levels on the River Ouse remain high in York. The current level of the River Ouse at York Viking Recorder is 3.8m and is expected to continue to fall gradually throughout Thursday 27/02/2020 and Friday 28/02/2020. Further rain is forecast on Friday and into the weekend and we expect this will cause river levels to rise again. Our Area Incident Room remains open and we will be monitoring the situation closely. Floodgates are closed in York and the Foss Barrier is in operation. For the latest river levels please see the gov.uk website. Please avoid contact with flood water, and plan walking, driving and cycling routes to avoid low lying paths and roads which may be flooded. This message will be updated in 8 hours, or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 27 Feb 2020 04:50
River Ouse
This Flood Warning remains in force as levels on the River Ouse remain high in York. The current level of the River Ouse at York Viking Recorder is 3.9m and is expected to continue to fall gradually throughout Thursday 27/02/2020 and Friday 28/02/2020. Further rain is forecast on Friday and into the weekend and we expect this will cause river levels to rise again. Our Area Incident Room remains open and we will be monitoring the situation closely. Floodgates are closed in York and the Foss Barrier is in operation. For the latest river levels please see the gov.uk website. Please avoid contact with flood water, and plan walking, driving and cycling routes to avoid low lying paths and roads which may be flooded. This message will be updated in 8 hours, or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 26 Feb 2020 20:07
River Ouse
This Flood Warning remains in force as levels on the River Ouse remain high in York. The current level of the River Ouse at York Viking Recorder is 4.06m and is falling. The forecast for the River Ouse in York is to continue to fall throughout Thursday and Friday 27/02/2020. Rainfall is then expected towards the weekend which will cause the river to rise again. Our Area Incident Room remains open and we will be monitoring the situation closely. Floodgates are closed in York and the Foss Barrier is in operation. For the latest river levels please see the gov.uk website. Please avoid contact with flood water, and plan walking, driving and cycling routes to avoid low lying paths and roads which may be flooded. This message will be updated in 8 hours, or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 26 Feb 2020 11:10
River Ouse
This Flood Warning remains in force as levels on the River Ouse remain high in York. The current level of the River Ouse at York Viking Recorder is 4.25m and falling. The Ouse in York peaked at a level of 4.44m at 19:00 on Tuesday 25/02/2020. Levels will remain high during Wednesday 26/02/2020. Our Area Incident Room remains open and we will be monitoring the situation closely. Floodgates are closed in York and the Foss Barrier is in operation. For the latest river levels please see the gov.uk website. Please avoid contact with flood water, and plan walking, driving and cycling routes to avoid low lying paths and roads which may be flooded. This message will be updated in 8 hours, or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 26 Feb 2020 02:58
River Ouse
This Flood Warning remains in force as levels on the River Ouse remain high in York. The current level of the River Ouse at York Viking Recorder is 4.39m and falling. The Ouse in York peaked at a level of 4.44m at 19:00 on Tuesday 25.2.20. Levels will remain high during Wednesday 26/02/2020. Our Area Incident Room remains open and we will be monitoring the situation closely. Floodgates are closed in York and the Foss Barrier is in operation. For the latest river levels please see the gov.uk website. Please avoid contact with flood water, and plan walking, driving and cycling routes to avoid low lying paths and roads which may be flooded. This message will be updated in 8 hours, or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 25 Feb 2020 18:44
River Ouse
This Flood Warning remains in force as levels on the River Ouse remain high in York. The current level of the River Ouse at York Viking Recorder is 4.45m. Levels are forecast to peak at around 4.5m overnight and remain high in to Wednesday 26/02/2020. Our Area Incident Room remains open and we will be monitoring the situation closely. Floodgates are closed in York and the Foss Barrier is in operation. For the latest river levels please see the gov.uk website. Please avoid contact with flood water, and plan walking, driving and cycling routes to avoid low lying paths and roads which may be flooded. This message will be updated in 8 hours, or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 25 Feb 2020 11:58
River Ouse
This Flood Warning remains in force as levels on the River Ouse remain high. The level at the Viking Recorder in central York fell to 4.3m on Monday 24/02/20, but will rise through Tuesday following recent rainfall. We currently expect a peak level in York of no higher than 4.7m early on Wednesday morning. Our Area Incident Room remains open and we will be monitoring the situation closely. Floodgates are closed in York and the Foss Barrier is in operation. For the latest river levels please see the gov.uk website. Please avoid contact with flood water, and plan walking, driving and cycling routes to avoid low lying paths and roads which may be flooded. This message will be updated in 8 hours, or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 25 Feb 2020 03:21
River Ouse
This Flood Warning remains in force as levels on the River Ouse remain high. The level at the Viking Recorder in central York fell to 4.3m on Monday 24/02/20, but will rise through Tuesday following recent rainfall. We currently expect a peak level in York of up to 4.7m early on Wednesday morning. Our Area Incident Room remains open and we will be monitoring the situation closely. Floodgates are closed in York and the Foss Barrier is in operation. For the latest river levels please see the gov.uk website. Please avoid contact with flood water, and plan walking, driving and cycling routes to avoid low lying paths and roads which may be flooded. This message will be updated in 8 hours, or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 24 Feb 2020 19:10
River Ouse
This Flood Warning remains in force as levels on the River Ouse remain high in York. The current level of the River Ouse at York Viking Recorder is 4.4m and is falling slowly. . Levels are expected to remain high overnight. Our Area Incident Room remains open and we will be monitoring the situation closely. Floodgates are closed in York and the Foss Barrier is in operation. For the latest river levels please see the gov.uk website. Please avoid contact with flood water, and plan walking, driving and cycling routes to avoid low lying paths and roads which may be flooded. This message will be updated in 8 hours, or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 24 Feb 2020 11:18
River Ouse
This Flood Warning remains in force as levels on the River Ouse remain high in York. The current level of the River Ouse at York Viking Recorder is 4.5m and is expected to peak below 4.6m by late Monday morning on 24/02/2020. Levels are forecast to remain high on Monday 24/02/2020. Our Area Incident Room remains open and we will be monitoring the situation closely. Floodgates are closed in York and the Foss Barrier is in operation. For the latest river levels please see the gov.uk website. Please avoid contact with flood water, and plan walking, driving and cycling routes to avoid low lying paths and roads which may be flooded. This message will be updated in 8 hours, or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 24 Feb 2020 03:32
River Ouse
This Flood Warning remains in force as levels on the River Ouse remain high in York. The current level of the River Ouse at York Viking Recorder is 4.4m and is expected to peak below 4.6m by late Monday morning on 24/02/2020. Levels are forecast to remain high on Monday 24/02/2020. Further rainfall is expected over the next few days, which will cause levels to rise and fall. Our Area Incident Room remains open and we will be monitoring the situation closely. Floodgates are closed in York and the Foss Barrier is in operation. For the latest river levels please see the gov.uk website. Please avoid contact with flood water, and plan walking, driving and cycling routes to avoid low lying paths and roads which may be flooded. This message will be updated in 8 hours, or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 23 Feb 2020 20:48
River Ouse
This Flood Warning remains in force as levels on the River Ouse remain high in York. The current level on the River Ouse at the Viking Recorder is 4.4m. Levels will remain high overnight and into Monday 24/02/20. Further rainfall is expected over the next few days, which will cause levels to rise and fall. Our Area Incident Room remains open and we will be monitoring the situation closely. Floodgates are closed in York and the Foss Barrier is in operation. For the latest river levels please see the gov.uk website.. Please avoid contact with flood water, and plan walking, driving and cycling routes to avoid low lying paths and roads which may be flooded. This message will be updated in 8 hours, or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 23 Feb 2020 12:44
River Ouse
This Flood Warning remains in force as levels on the River Ouse are rising in York. The level of the River Ouse at York Viking Recorder is currently 4.3m, and expected to peak between 4.4m and 4.5m on Sunday evening. Further bands of rain are expected over the next few days, which will cause levels to rise and fall. A further peak is then expected on Monday evening at around similar levels to Sunday. Floodgates are closed in York and the Foss Barrier is in operation. For the latest river levels please see the gov.uk website. Our Area Incident Room remains open. Please avoid contact with flood water, and plan walking driving and cycling routes to avoid low lying paths and roads which may be flooded. This message will be updated in 8 hours, or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 23 Feb 2020 04:05
River Ouse
This Flood Warning is being issued as levels on the River Ouse are rising in York following rainfall overnight. The level of the River Ouse at York Viking Recorder is currently 4m and will continue to rise on Sunday 23/02/2020 peaking at 4.5m on Sunday afternoon. Further bands of rain are expected over the next few days, which will cause levels to rise and fall accordingly. We will be monitoring the forecast closely and will keep this message up to date with the latest information. Floodgates are closed in York and the Foss Barrier is in operation. For the latest river levels please see the gov.uk website. Our Area Incident Room remains open. Please avoid contact with flood water, and plan walking driving and cycling routes to avoid low lying paths and roads which may be flooded. This message will be updated in 8 hours, or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 22 Feb 2020 21:49
River Ouse
This Flood Warning is being issued as levels on the River Ouse are rising in York following rainfall overnight. The level of the River Ouse at York Viking Recorder is currently 3.7m and will rise throughout Saturday 22/02/2020 and on Sunday 23/02/2020. Flooding of carparks is expected by 4.1m and this level is currently forecast to be reached around 8am on Sunday morning 23/02/2020 . Further bands of rain are expected over the next few days, which will cause levels to rise and fall accordingly. We will be monitoring the forecast closely and will keep this message up to date with the latest information. Floodgates are closed in York and the Foss Barrier is in operation. For the latest river levels please see the gov.uk website. Our Area Incident Room remains open. Please avoid contact with flood water, and plan walking driving and cycling routes to avoid low lying paths and roads which may be flooded. This message will be updated in 8 hours, or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 20 Feb 2020 08:49
River Ouse
This flood warning remains in force as levels remain high following recent rain. The Ouse level at York Viking Recorder is 3.4m. The river level is forecast to continue falling slowly through Thursday morning, 20/2/2020, before rising again into the weekend in response to further rainfall. Floodgates are closed in York and the Foss Barrier is operational. For the latest river levels please see the gov.uk website. We are closely monitoring the situation and our Area Incident Room is open. Please avoid contact with flood water. This message will be updated in 8 hours, or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 20 Feb 2020 00:43
River Ouse
This flood warning remains in force as levels remain high following Storm Dennis. The Ouse level at York Viking Recorder is 3.6m. The river level is forecast to continue falling slowly through the night into Thursday morning 20/2/2020. Further rain is forecast for the next few days which may cause levels to rise again towards the weekend. Floodgates are closed in York and the Foss Barrier is operational. For the latest river levels please see the gov.uk website. We are closely monitoring the situation and our Area Incident Room is open. Please avoid contact with flood water. This message will be updated in 8 hours, or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 19 Feb 2020 20:35
River Ouse
This flood warning remains in force as levels remain high following Storm Dennis. The Ouse level at York Viking Recorder is 3.65m. The river level is forecast to continue falling slowly through the rest of Wednesday and overnight 19/02/2020. Further rain is forecast for the next few days which may cause levels to rise again towards the weekend. Floodgates are closed in York and the Foss Barrier is operational. For the latest river levels please see the gov.uk website. We are closely monitoring the situation and our Area Incident Room is open. Please avoid contact with flood water. This message will be updated in 8 hours, or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 19 Feb 2020 08:23
River Ouse
This flood warning remains in force due to high levels on the Ouse following rainfall associated with Storm Dennis. Flooding of property and roads is expected. Areas most at risk are properties in Skeldergate and Tower Street. The Ouse level at York Viking Recorder is 3.7m and is forecast to continue falling very slowly through Wednesday 19/02/2020. Further rain is forecast from Wednesday afternoon onwards which may cause levels to rise again. For the latest river levels, see the gov.uk website. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our Area Incident Room is open. Our incident response staff are liaising with emergency services and deploying pumps, people and equipment at various locations around the city. Floodgates are closed in York and the Foss Barrier is operational. Please avoid contact with flood water. This message will be updated in 8 hours, or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 19 Feb 2020 00:53
River Ouse
This flood warning remains in force due to high levels on the Ouse associated with Storm Dennis. Flooding of property and roads is expected. Areas most at risk are properties in Skeldergate and Tower Street. The Ouse level at York Viking Recorder is 3.9m and is forecast to continue falling very slowly overnight on Tuesday 18/02/2020. Further rain is forecast from Wednesday onwards which may cause levels to rise again. For the latest river levels, see the gov.uk website. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our Area Incident Room is open. Our incident response staff are liaising with emergency services and deploying pumps, people and equipment at various locations around the city. Floodgates are closed in York and the Foss Barrier is operational. Please avoid contact with flood water. This message will be updated in 8 hours, or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 18 Feb 2020 17:13
River Ouse
This flood warning remains in force due to high levels on the Ouse associated with Storm Dennis. Flooding of property and roads is expected. Areas most at risk are properties in Skeldergate and Tower Street. The Ouse level at York Viking Recorder is 4.08m and is forecast to continue falling very slowly throughout Tuesday 18/02/2020. Further rain is forecast from Wednesday onwards which may cause levels to rise again. For the latest river levels, see the gov.uk website. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our Area Incident Room is open. Our incident response staff are liaising with emergency services and deploying pumps, people and equipment at various locations around the city. Floodgates are closed in York and the Foss Barrier is operational. Please avoid contact with flood water. This message will be updated in 8 hours, or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 18 Feb 2020 08:46
River Ouse
This flood warning remains in force due to high levels on the Ouse associated with Storm Dennis. Flooding of property and roads is expected. Areas most at risk are properties in Skeldergate and Tower Street. The Ouse level at York Viking Recorder is 4.24m and is forecast to fall very slowly and will stay high throughout Tuesday 18/02/2020. For the latest river levels, see the gov.uk website. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our Area Incident Room is open. Our incident response staff are liaising with emergency services and deploying pumps, people and equipment at various locations around the city. Floodgates are closed in York and the Foss Barrier is operational. Please avoid contact with flood water. This message will be updated in 8 hours, or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 18 Feb 2020 08:22
River Ouse
This flood warning remains in force due to high levels on the Ouse associated with Storm Dennis. Flooding of property and roads is expected. Areas most at risk are properties in Skeldergate and Tower Street. The Ouse level at York Viking Recorder is 4.4m and is forecast to fall very slowly and will stay high throughout Tuesday 18/02/2020. For the latest river levels, see the gov.uk website. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our Area Incident Room is open. Our incident response staff are liaising with emergency services and deploying pumps, people and equipment at various locations around the city. Floodgates are closed in York and the Foss Barrier is operational. Please avoid contact with flood water. This message will be updated in 8 hours, or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 18 Feb 2020 00:14
River Ouse
This flood warning remains in force as high levels on the Ouse due to rainfall associated with Storm Dennis. Flooding of property and roads is expected. Areas most at risk are properties in Skeldergate and Tower Street. The Ouse level at York Viking Recorder is 4.4m and is forecast to fall slowly overnight and through Tuesday 18/02/2020. For the latest river levels, see the gov.uk website. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our Area Incident Room is open. Our incident response staff are liaising with emergency services and deploying pumps, people and equipment at various locations around the city. Floodgates are closed in York and the Foss Barrier is operational. Please avoid contact with flood water. This message will be updated in 8 hours, or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 17 Feb 2020 16:21
River Ouse
This flood warning remains in force as levels have risen due to rainfall from Storm Dennis. Flooding of property and roads is expected. Areas most at risk are properties in Skeldergate and Tower Street. The Ouse level at York Viking Recorder is 4.4m and is peaking around this level on Monday afternoon 17/02/2020. For the latest river levels, see the gov.uk website. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our Area Incident Room is open. Our incident response staff are liaising with emergency services and deploying pumps, people and equipment at various locations around the city. Floodgates are closed in York and the Foss Barrier is operational. Please avoid contact with flood water. This message will be updated in 8 hours, or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 17 Feb 2020 08:29
River Ouse
River Ouse levels are continuing to rise as a result of rainfall from Storm Dennis. Flooding of property and roads is expected. Areas most at risk are properties in Skeldergate and Tower Street. River levels at York Viking Recorder are currently 4.3m. Levels are expected to peak at approximately 4.6m around lunchtime on Monday 17/02/20. For the latest river levels, see the gov.uk website. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our Area Incident Room is open. Our incident response staff are liaising with emergency services and deploying pumps, people and equipment at various locations around the city. Floodgates are closed in York and the Foss Barrier is operational. Please avoid contact with flood water. This message will be updated in 8 hours, or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 17 Feb 2020 00:31
River Ouse
River Ouse levels are continuing to rise as a result of rainfall from Storm Dennis. Flooding of property and roads is expected. Areas most at risk are properties in Skeldergate and Tower Street. River levels are now 4.1m. This is the level we expect the car parks on Emperor Wharf to flood, and we expect water to be on the road when the level reaches 4.2m. Levels will keep rising to around 4.8m after 1600 hours on Monday (17/02/20). For the latest river levels, see the gov.uk website. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our Area Incident Room is open. Our incident response staff are liaising with emergency services and deploying pumps, people and equipment at various locations around the city. Floodgates are closed in York and the Foss Barrier is operational. Please avoid contact with flood water. This message will be updated in 8 hours, or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 16 Feb 2020 16:35
River Ouse
River Ouse levels are continuing to rise as a result of rainfall from Storm Dennis. Flooding of property and roads is expected. Areas most at risk are properties in Skeldergate and Tower Street. We expect the river levels to reach 4.1m between 3am and 4am on Monday morning (17/02/20). This is the level we expect the car parks on Emperor Wharf to flood, and we expect water to be on the road when the level reaches 4.2m. Levels will keep rising to around 4.8m overnight on Monday (17/02/20). For the latest river levels, see the gov.uk website. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our Area Incident Room is open. Our incident response staff are liaising with emergency services and deploying pumps, people and equipment at various locations around the city. Floodgates are closed in York and the Foss Barrier is operational. Please avoid contact with flood water. This message will be updated in 8 hours, or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 13 Feb 2020 01:09
River Ouse
This flood warning remains in force as a result of heavy rainfall associated with Storm Ciara. Flooding of property and roads is possible. Areas most at risk are Skeldergate and Tower Street. The level at the York Viking recorder is 3.8 metres. Access roads have flooded and water is expected to be against property at a level of 4m. Levels will remain high overnight on Wednesday and into Thursday 13/02/2020, with further rainfall forecast overnight. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are clearing weed screens and operating pumping stations, and the Foss Barrier has been closed. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses and plan driving routes to avoid low lying roads near rivers, which may be flooded. Please see gov.uk for current river levels. This message will be updated in 8 hours, or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 12 Feb 2020 17:10
River Ouse
This flood warning remains in force as a result of heavy rainfall associated with Storm Ciara. Flooding of property and roads is possible. Areas most at risk are Skeldergate and Tower Street. The level at the York Viking recorder is 4 metres and is falling. Access roads have flooded and water is expected to be against property at a level of 4m. Levels will remain high through Wednesday and into Thursday 13/02/2020, with further rainfall forecast overnight. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are clearing weed screens and operating pumping stations, and the Foss Barrier has been closed. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses and plan driving routes to avoid low lying roads near rivers, which may be flooded. Please see gov.uk for current river levels. This message will be updated in 8 hours, or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 12 Feb 2020 08:56
River Ouse
This flood warning remains in force as a result of heavy rainfall associated with Storm Ciara. Consequently, flooding of property and roads is possible. Areas most at risk are Skeldergate and Tower Street. The level at the York Viking recorder is 4.16 metres and has now peaked. Access roads have flooded and water is expected to be against property at a level of 4.1m. Levels will remain high into Wednesday 12/02/2020. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are clearing weed screens and operating pumping stations, and the Foss Barrier has been closed. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses and plan driving routes to avoid low lying roads near rivers, which may be flooded. This message will be updated in 8 hours, or as the situation changes. Please see gov.uk for current river levels.


Flood Warning issued on 12 Feb 2020 01:22
River Ouse
This flood warning remains in force as a result of heavy rainfall associated with Storm Ciara. Consequently, flooding of property and roads is possible. Areas most at risk are Skeldergate and Tower Street. The level at the York Viking recorder is 4.2 metres and has now peaked. Access roads have flooded and water is expected to be against property at a level of 4.1m. Levels will remain high into Wednesday 12/02/2020. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are clearing weed screens and operating pumping stations, and the Foss Barrier has been closed. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses and plan driving routes to avoid low lying roads near rivers, which may be flooded. This message will be updated in 8 hours, or as the situation changes. Please see gov.uk for current river levels.


Flood Warning issued on 11 Feb 2020 16:57
River Ouse
This flood warning remains in force as a result of heavy rainfall associated with Storm Ciara. Consequently, flooding of property and roads is possible. Areas most at risk are Skeldergate and Tower Street. The level at the York Viking recorder is 4.3 metres and has now peaked. Access roads flood and water is expected to be against property at a level of 4.1m. Levels will remain high on Tuesday 11/2/2020 and overnight into Wednesday 12/02/2020. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are clearing weed screens and operating pumping stations, and the Foss Barrier has been closed. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses and plan driving routes to avoid low lying roads near rivers, which may be flooded. This message will be updated in 8 hours, or as the situation changes. Please see gov.uk for current river levels.


Flood Warning issued on 11 Feb 2020 08:41
River Ouse
This flood warning remains in force as a result of heavy rainfall associated with Storm Ciara. Consequently, flooding of property, and roads is possible. Areas most at risk are Skeldergate and Tower Street. The level at the York Viking recorder is 4.3 metres and has now peaked. Access roads will begin to flood and water is expected to be against property at a level of 4.1m. Levels will remain high on Tuesday 11/2/2020. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are clearing weed screens and operating pumping stations, and the Foss Barrier has been closed. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses and plan driving routes to avoid low lying roads near rivers, which may be flooded. This message will be updated in 8 hours, or as the situation changes. Please see gov.uk for current river levels.


Flood Warning issued on 11 Feb 2020 00:51
River Ouse
River levels have risen as a result of heavy rainfall associated with Storm Ciara. Consequently, flooding of property, and roads is possible. Areas most at risk are Skeldergate and Tower Street. The level at the York Viking recorder is 4.2 metres and rising. Access roads will begin to flood and water is expected to be against property at a level of 4.1m. The River Ouse is now forecast to peak up to 4.35m around 06:00 on Tuesday 11/2/2020. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are clearing weed screens and operating pumping stations, and the Foss Barrier has been closed. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses and plan driving routes to avoid low lying roads near rivers, which may be flooded. This message will be updated in 8 hours, or as the situation changes. Please see gov.uk for current river levels.


Flood Warning issued on 10 Feb 2020 17:03
River Ouse
River levels have risen as a result of heavy rainfall associated with Storm Ciara. Consequently, flooding of property, and roads is possible. Areas most at risk are Skeldergate and Tower Street. The Ouse is continuing to rise slowly and the current level at York Viking Recorder is 3.9m. We expect a peak of between 4.35m and 4.5m around 6am on Tuesday 11/2/2020. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are clearing weed screens and operating pumping stations, and the Foss Barrier has been closed. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses and plan driving routes to avoid low lying roads near rivers, which may be flooded. This message will be updated in 8 hours, or as the situation changes. Please see gov.uk for current river levels.


Flood Warning issued on 10 Feb 2020 08:01
River Ouse
River levels have risen as a result of heavy rainfall associated with Storm Ciara. Consequently, flooding of property, roads and farmland is possible. Areas most at risk are Skeldergate and Tower Street. The Ouse is continuing to rise slowly and a peak of around 4.2m is expected around 05:00 on 11/2/2020. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are clearing weed screens and operating pumping stations. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses and plan driving routes to avoid low lying roads near rivers, which may be flooded. This message will be updated this afternoon, 10/2/2020, or as the situation changes. Please see gov.uk for current river levels.