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Flood Alert in York, Market Weighton and Northallerton


7:09am 22nd November 2012
(Updated 12:12pm 23rd November 2012)

80 flood warnings remain in place throughout the UK, mostly in the Midlands and south-west England.

But more wet weather's being forecast today - with heavy rain and strong gusts in some areas.

Yesterday transport was disrupted and schools closed in parts of Devon, Somerset, Worcestershire, and Gloucestershire.

In the Minster FM area there are currently three flood alerts in place. Flooding is possible in these parts so the Environment Agency is warning people to be prepared.


These flood alerts have been issued in response to the persistent rainfall yesterday.

The River Foulness and the Market Weighton Canal and their tributaries are affected. Also the Upper River Ouse including Riverside footpaths and low-lying land in York, including Kings Staith, Queens Staith, and South Esplanade and the river Wiske in Northallerton.


In the River Foulness and the Market Weighton Canal and their tributaries area the Environment Agency is reporting that levels last night at Welham Bridge were 1 metre and will remain high this morning.


The Environment Agency reported last night that levels of the River Ouse in York were at 1.50 metres that is 4 feet 11 inches. They have been expecting levels to steadily rise overnight. It is anticipated the level will eventually rise above 2 metres that is 6 feet 7 inches.


Brompton Beck was measured at 1.04m last night, and Willow Beck at Northallerton was 1.09m. The River Wiske at Kirby Wiske was 1.70m and it is expected to remain high overnight.


The forecast was dry overnight with further rainfall today.

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