Flood warning no longer in force

River Foulness and Market Weighton catchment

Last time in force: 5:07pm Monday 18 January 2021

Levels at Welham bridge have now dropped below levels of concern, however, there may still be standing water so be aware and avoid low lying footpaths near local watercourses. We are monitoring the situation closely as further rainfall is forecast overnight and a heavier band of rain through Wednesday and Thursday, which is expected to result in this alert being re-issued later this week.

This information was last updated at 5:07pm Monday 18 January 2021

Flood alert – River Foulness and Market Weighton catchment

Flooding is possible – be prepared

The flood alert for the River Foulness is now in force. The river level has risen due to recent persistent rainfall. The river level at Welham bridge is continuing to rise and is expected to stay high for several days. We are monitoring the situation closely, and will update this message again on Thursday evening, 14/01/2021, or as the situation changes.


This information was last updated at 12:58pm Thursday 14 January 2021

COVID-19 Tier Announcement 30th December

Residents of the East Riding are being urged to continue to follow COVID-19 safety guidance with the news that the area will remain in Tier 3 (Very High).

The Government has today (30th December) announced that the East Riding, along with the Humber area, will remain in Tier 3.

Ministers have made decisions on which areas are in which tiers based on factors such as how quickly infection rates are rising or falling, the ratio of positive tests and the current and projected pressure on the NHS.

Some of the key aspects of Tier 3 restrictions are:

  • No mixing of different households indoors or outdoors, including hospitality venues and private gardens
  • The rule of six applies in outdoor public spaces such as parks
  • Pubs and restaurants closed, except for take-away and delivery services
  • Indoor entertainment venues closed
  • Accommodation such as hotels, B&Bs, campsites, and guest houses must close. There are several exemptions, such as for those who use these venues as their main residence, and those requiring the venues where it is reasonably necessary for work or education and training
  • Guidance against travelling in and out of Tier 3 areas
  • Personal care, such as hairdressing, is allowed

The Government has said it will review tier allocations on the 27th January 2021.