FLOOD AND WEATHER UPDATE: Warnings remain and roads closed in Scarborough and Ryedale

Several alerts and warnings remain in place across the boroughs of Scarborough and Ryedale due to the risk of flooding.

Thursday, 21st January 2021, 12:34 pm
Updated Thursday, 21st January 2021, 4:18 pm

Heavy and persistent rains from Storm Christoph combined with high water levels and snowmelt have led to flooding across the county.

There are flood warnings in force in the following locations where flooding is expected:

- River Derwent at Old Malton

This is what it looked like in Lealholm this morning, photo contributed by Anna Featherstone.

- Mill Beck at Welham Road, Norton

- River Seven at Great Barugh

- River Seven at Normanby

- River Seven at Marton

This is what it looked like in Lealholm this morning, photo contributed by Anna Featherstone.

- River Esk from Briggswath to Ruswarp

- River Esk at Egton Bridge

- River Esk at Lealholm

Flood alerts where flooding is possible are in force in the following places:

This is what it looked like in Lealholm this morning, photo contributed by Anna Featherstone.

- River Esk catchment

- North Sea coast from Whitby to Filey

- Upper River Derwent

- Pickering Beck and Costa Beck catchments

Updates to flood warnings from the Environment Agency can be found HERE.

The following roads in the area are currently closed:

- The Carrs, Ruswarp

- Blackboards in Malton

- Castlegate between Malton and Norton

- Kirby Mills, Marton

- The County Bridge - B1248 between Malton and Norton is closed due to flooding,

A full list of closed roads and diversions that is updated by North Yorkshire County Council can be found HERE.

Weather warnings for rain from the Met Office are no longer in force for Scarborough as heavier rains have moved west.

Weather forecast for the rest of the week and weekend

Today:

A cold start with outbreaks of rain, sleet and snow gradually fading. Brighter, and increasingly sunny spells are then expected, with all parts likely dry by the end of the day. Winds will remain brisk throughout. Maximum temperature 5 °C.

Tonight:

Clear spells and easing winds will bring a cold but mostly dry night. Perhaps the odd wintry shower moving into the Pennines. Icy patches are possible, with frost also likely. Minimum temperature -2 °C.

Friday:

A largely fine but cold January day with winds continuing to ease. Sunny spells are likely for most, although further wintry showers could move into the western Pennines. Maximum temperature 5 °C.

Outlook for Saturday to Monday:

A cold, but often sunny weekend. Wintry showers possible, mainly across hills, but most parts dry. Clear spells overnight, with widespread frost and icy stretches. Fine, dry but cold Monday.