Floods after heavy rain in Harrogate

A new duck pond is created by flooding on West Park Stray. Picture submitted by Tanya Wilkinson. (S)

A new duck pond is created by flooding on West Park Stray. Picture submitted by Tanya Wilkinson. (S)

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DOWNPOURS across the district have left parts of Harrogate flooded this weekend.

Heavy rainfall fell through much of last week and over the weekend, disrupting a number of events.

Harrogate Flower Show, which was set to attract 60,000 visitor over the course of four days, was described as “horrendously wet”.

Knaresborough Spring Fair, meanwhile, was said to be a “total wash out” although many stall holders stayed put steadfastly despite the rain.

Riverside Park in Knaresborough had some small floods from the River Nidd, while Oak Beck in Harrogate was threatening to burst its banks.

Some of the worst flooding has happened on Harrogate’s Stray, parts of which are completely under water.

The Met Office weather forecast says highs today (Monday) could top 16’c and the rest of the week will remain warm and dry, averaging 11’c to 13’c.

The Harrogate Advertiser is to run some pictures of the flooding in Friday’s paper, to submit your own email ackrill.news@ypn.co.uk.