The Viking Recorder on the Ouse in York is reading 3.54 metres above normal levels and rising. The highest ever level was 5.40m, recorded on November 4, 2000.
The Environment Agency warns flooding is expected at riverside properties through York from Lendal Bridge to Millennium Bridge.
Areas most at risk include properties in Queen's Staith, King’s Staith, South Esplanade, Friars Terrace and Tower Place.
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