Prolonged torrential rain has forced the City of York Council to postpone the Charter Weekend Flotilla and Dragon Boat Race.
The events were due to take place on the river Ouse, but it is likely to burst its banks with a month’s rain due to fall in 24 hours.
The council have expressed “regret” at the cancelation of the tomorrows Flotilla and Sunday’s Dragon Boat Race, but are “exploring the possibility of rescheduling this exciting event” for the August bank holiday weekend.
The rain is also expected to cause problems for organisers of other York 800 events. However, the City of York Council say that despite the rain; “There is still a huge programme of events happening over this historical weekend for York” and encourage people to join in the festivities.
There are reports of widespread disruption in and around York, caused by flooding, rain and standing water. Flood warnings have been issued across the UK, with the worst of the weather expected here in North East England.
The Met office has issued an amber warning advising people to “be prepared”, and the worst hit places could see 60mm of rain.
These latest flood warnings follow the Uk’s wettest June since records began, yet July’s foods could be the worst of the year.
Further heavy rain fall is forecast for the weekend, which presents a risk of flash flooding. Homes and transport links are likely to be affected.
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