Keighley

England, United Kingdom

Most Recent

  1. No more flooding issues expected in West Yorkshire - EA

    No further flooding issues are expected in West Yorkshire folowing heavy rain brought in by Storm Christoph, the Environment Agency (EA) has said.

    Flood sign

    Adrian Gil, EA area flood risk manager, said: "We do still have some high river levels around and that may still trigger some flood warnings as that water moves down, but we're not expecting any issues at the moment."

    He continued: "We've not had any confirmed reports of any properties flooding.

    "Without question, some of our flood defences will have protected some people, but I suspect we've seen river levels that were lower than what was forecast."

    A Met Office amber warning for rain is now over, replaced by a yellow "be aware" weather warning for ice in place for parts of the region.

    Prime Minister Boris Johnson said the government is "totally prepared" for the dual crises of flooding and the pandemic and Covid-secure facilities would be available for any people forced to evacuate as a result of the weather.

  2. Storm Christoph: Yorkshire flood warnings latest

    A total of 67 flood warnings - meaning immediate action should be taken as flooding is expected - are now in place in Yorkshire following heavy rain brought by Storm Christoph overnight.

    Cars in flood spray

    There are also 49 flood alerts - meaning flooding is possible, be prepared - in place on the county's rivers.

    The warnings include Cod Beck at Thirsk in North Yorkshire where the Environment Agency (EA) say areas most at risk are Finkle Street and Riverside Mews.

    In East Yorkshire there's a warning for low lying properties in the Upper Hull catchment around Frodingham Bridge where the EA says flooding of property, roads and farmland is possible.

    The level of the River Aire at Shipley in West Yorkshire is expected to peak in the next few hours, with a risk of flooding to property, roads and farmland.

    In South Yorkshire river levels appear to have now peaked but the EA says they still remain at levels where flooding is expected.

    A Met Office amber warning for rain is now over, replaced by a yellow "be aware" weather warning for ice in place for parts of the region.

  3. Yorkshire's Thursday weather forecast

    BBC Weather

    Today will be cloudy with showers, sunny intervals and strong winds.

    Winds will slowly ease and cloud will clear for most to leave a largely dry night with clear skies.

    A yellow "be prepared" warning for ice has been issued by the Met Office.

    Weather graphic
  4. Flood warnings in place overnight for West Yorkshire

    There are more than 50 flood warnings currently in place for Yorkshire as rain continues to fall across the region.

    A flood warning in Mytholmroyd

    The Met Office issued an amber "be prepared" weather warning for heavy rain overnight.

    The flood warnings mean people living or working in those areas need to take immediate action, like moving valuables upstairs or placing sandbags outside their homes.

    There are flood warnings in place in for parts of the River Aire, some areas on the River Calder and for Walsden Water.

    Flood sirens were used in Walsden earlier to warn people of the possibility of flooding.

    In Mytholmroyd, flood defences have helped reduce the risk of flooding in the town so far.

    However, it will be a long night for some people in the Calder Valley as rain continues to fall, according to one councillor.

    A full list of the flood warnings can be found on the Environment Agency's website.

    Flooding on the railway

    You can listen to a special programme looking at the weather situation as it develops on your local BBC local radio station throughout the night.

  5. Flood warnings in place across Yorkshire

    There are currently 20 flood warnings in place across Yorkshire this afternoon due to heavy rain, meaning people living or working in those areas need to take immediate action.

    A flood warning sign

    The Environment Agency says the warnings mean flooding is expected in these affected areas.

    Flood warnings are currently in place at:

  6. Latest flood warnings in place on rivers across Yorkshire

    A total of 20 flood warnings - meaning immediate action should be taken as flooding is expected - are in place in Yorkshire as emergency services prepare for possible widespread flooding caused by Storm Christoph.

    River Ouse in York

    There are also 47 flood alerts - meaning "flooding is possible, be prepared" - in place on the county's rivers.

    The Environment Agency has warned of a "volatile situation" as heavy rain combines with melting snow, while police in South Yorkshire yesterday declared a "major incident" ahead of expected flooding.

    An amber "be prepared" Met Office rain warning remains in place for Yorkshire until 12:00 on Thursday.

    The Met Office said there was a "danger to life" due to fast-flowing or deep floodwater, and told some communities they might be "cut off" by flooded roads.

    A government spokesperson said it had provided additional advice to local agencies to help them manage any evacuations and shelter provision in a Covid-secure way.

  7. Storm Christoph: Advice issued on flooded drains

    Ahead of expected flooding due to Storm Christoph, Yorkshire Water has issued guidance on who to report different types of flooded drains to.

    Drain covers

    Writing on social media, the company said: "With rainfall set to continue today and flood alerts out in Yorkshire, we wanted to ask do you know who to report flooding to?

    "Solid covers and unblocked road gullies: Please report this to us. Blocked road gullies with leaves and debris: Contact your local council."

    A total of 20 flood warnings - meaning immediate action should be taken as flooding is expected - are in place in Yorkshire.

    There are also 44 flood alerts - meaning "flooding is possible, be prepared" - in place on the county's rivers.

  8. Yorkshire's Wednesday weather forecast

    BBC Weather

    Today will be mild day with outbreaks of rain and brisk winds.

    Staying unsettled tonight with heavy rain pushing in, heightening the risk of flooding.

    An amber "be prepared" rain warning has been issued for Yorkshire as Storm Christoph approaches:

    Weather graphic
  9. Flood warnings in place on rivers across Yorkshire

    A total of 20 flood warnings- meaning immediate action should be taken as flooding is expected - are in place in Yorkshire as emergency services prepare for widespread flooding caused by Storm Christoph.

    Flooded sign

    There are also 44 flood alerts - meaning "flooding is possible, be prepared" - in place on the county's rivers.

    The Environment Agency has warned of a "volatile situation" as heavy rain combines with melting snow, while police in South Yorkshire declared a major incident.

    An amber "be prepared" rain warning is in place for the county until 12:00 on Thursday.

    A government spokesperson said it had provided additional advice to local agencies to help them manage any evacuations and shelter provision in a Covid-secure way.

    The Met Office said there was a "danger to life" due to fast-flowing or deep floodwater, and told some communities they might be "cut off" by flooded roads.

    Ros Jones, mayor of Doncaster, said key risk areas had been inspected over the past 36 hours, with the delivery of sandbags continuing today.

    Highways England advised drivers to take extra care on motorways and major A roads, while the RAC breakdown service said motorists should only drive if absolutely necessary.

  10. Flood siren sounds in Calderdale

    Flood sirens have been sounded in Walsden in the Calder Valley tonight.

    It comes as the Environment Agency (EA) issued a flood warning for the area after heavy and continuing rainfall due to Storm Christoph.

    View more on twitter

    The EA said: "River levels across the Upper River Calder Catchment have risen as a result of persistent rainfall and are now approaching levels where we expect properties to flood."

    The agency added that areas most at risk are properties in Walsden, especially around the station.

    Calderdale Council has asked residents to put their flood plans into action and move valuables to a safe place.

    Earlier it had said staff were on standby to respond overnight.

  11. Flood warnings and alerts on Yorkshire rivers

    A total of 26 flood alerts are now in place on rivers across North, South, East and West Yorkshire.

    Flood sign

    A flood alert means "flooding is possible, be prepared".

    Meanwhile, four flood warnings - meaning immediate action should be taken as flooding is expected - are in place for parts of the rivers Derwent, Seven and Ouse.

    The Met Office has issued an amber "be prepared" weather warning for rain in Yorkshire and the Humber, the North West, East Midlands and the east of England over the next two days.

    A "major incident" has been declared in South Yorkshire in response to the forecast rainfall.

    Ros Jones, mayor of Doncaster, said: "I do not want people to panic, but flooding is possible so please be prepared."

  12. Job fears and mental health concerns among young - Report

    More than half of young people in Yorkshire said their mental health had got worse during the Covid-19 pandemic, a report has found.

    Woman with head in hands

    A survey by The Prince's Trust said 56% of 16 to 25-year-olds questioned reported a mental decline.

    Half said they felt anxious, with 18% saying they were "unable to cope with life", the survey showed.

    Meanwhile, two-thirds also reported feeling like they were "missing out on being young" due to lockdown restrictions.

    Clare Crabb, from the trust, said the pandemic had taken a "devastating toll on young people's mental health".

    "They face a disrupted education, a shrinking jobs market and isolation from their friends and loved ones, and as a result, too many are losing all hope for the future," she said.

    The report also found that one in five young people in Yorkshire did not feel confident about their future work prospects.

    More than half, 53%, said getting a new job felt impossible because there was so much competition.

  13. Yorkshire's wet Tuesday weather forecast

    BBC Weather

    Mild but unsettled with outbreaks of persistent rain throughout the day and a blustery wind

    Rain will continue through this evening and overnight.

    An amber "be prepared" rain warning has been issued for Yorkshire as Storm Christoph approaches.

    Weather graphic
  14. Storm Christoph: Amber alert for northern England

    An amber rain warning has been issued for parts of northern England as Storm Christoph approaches.

    Car in flood water

    The Met Office told people in Yorkshire to expect heavy rain and potential floods.

    Up to 70mm of rain is forecast to fall within 48 hours in the worst-hit areas.

    The Met Office said the downpours, set to last throughout Tuesday and Wednesday, were likely to cause flooding when combined with melting snow on higher ground.

    A major incident has been declared in South Yorkshire, where Doncaster Council staff have been out delivering sandbags.

    Flood warnings graphic

    The Environment Agency currently has four flood warnings in place for Yorkshire.

    A flood warning means "flooding is expected and immediate action should be taken."

    Warnings have been issued at: