How the weather is affecting events this weekend

The Diamond Jubilee ox roast on the Stray was affected by heavy rain in June.
The Diamond Jubilee ox roast on the Stray was affected by heavy rain in June.

Event organisers across the Harrogate district are watching the forecast nervously after warnings of “extreme” bad weather.

MFest at Harewood House has already fallen victim to the rain and has been called off.

But other events are still planning to go ahead, though some are moving at least partly inside.

The Nidderdale Family Fun Day and Novelty Dog Show, including market stalls, refreshments and entertainments, will go ahead at Nidderdale High School on Sunday, July 8 from 11am-8pm. It also includes the Musympics, showcasing the best of local mucis groups, which had to be moved because of previous bad weather.

Some of the stalls and activities will now be inside, but everything will be under cover so will not be affected by the rain.

Harrogate International Festivals events are still going ahead as planned – including the outdoor cinema on Montpellier Hill, which runs throughout the weekend.

Organisers of the Big Picnic in Harrogate’s Valley Gardens say it is going ahead as planned.

The Great Yorkshire Show, which is due to take place from Tuesday, July 10 to Thursday, July 12 at the showground on Wetherby Road, is currently still on.

A spokesman for the organisers, the Yorkshire Agricultural Society, said: “We are concerned about the on-going wet weather. The showground is holding up well but the car parks are a concern.

“We are planning to go ahead with the Great Yorkshire Show, but any change to that will be posted on our website and via the media.”

With an improving forecast for the weekend, other events are still expected to take place, providing the weather does not worsen and the predicted flooding is not too severe.

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