River Levels
River Levels

River Ouse at Viking Recorder

Current River Level

1.460m

At 9:45pm, Monday 27th May BST
(8:45pm, Monday 27th May GMT)

Within the usual range for this location

Steady, no change from previous measurement at 9:30pm, Monday 27th May BST

Short-term forecast: rising, peak of 1.700m expected at 8:30am, Wednesday 29th May

Flood Warning Areas Covering Here

River Ouse at York - riverside properties

No current or recent warnings.

Upper River Ouse

Recent warnings or alerts no longer in force

Other Nearby Flood Warning Areas

River Ouse at York - City Centre

No current or recent warnings.

River Ouse at York - North Street

No current or recent warnings.

River Ouse at York - Skeldergate

No current or recent warnings.

Seven Day Level Chart

Including short term predicted levels (shown as dotted line)

Important! Forecast levels are generated algorithmically by the Environment Agency's computers and may not necessarily be accurate, particularly in times of rapidly changing weather. Please check related flood warning areas for more detailed, professionally assessed predictions.

Long Term Level Chart

Darker blue shaded areas on long term data indicate maximum and minimum levels for the date (you may need to zoom in closer to see them).

Long term data may have gaps where the API data was not available.

Download long term data as csv

Note: CSV data will include any outlying values that have been ignored by our graphing system as probably erroneous (eg, because they are ridiculously high compared to the values either side of them). It is your responsibility to filter these out if necessary.

Important! If you are planning to retrieve the csv data automatically, you must read and understand the limitations on the data and its availability.

Location and Technical Data

  • Monitoring Station: Viking Recorder
  • Watercourse: River Ouse
  • Nearest Town/Village: York
  • Local Authority: City of York
  • Ceremonial County: North Yorkshire
  • Coordinates: 53°57'31"N 1°5'7"W (53.958791,-1.085536)
  • OS Grid: SE601518 (460100,451800)
  • Mapcode (Local): GBR NQVN.SM
  • Mapcode (Global): WHFC3.9RBH
  • Open Location Code: 9C5WXW57+GQ
  • Maidenhead Locator System: IO93kx90
  • Environment Agency Location ID: L2406
  • Environment Agency Gauge ID: L2406-level-stage-i-15_min-m
  • River Levels Online ID: 8208
  • Water Information System ID: L2406
  • Operational Area: Upper Ouse Yorkshire
  • Catchment Area: Swale, Ure, Nidd and Upper Ouse
  • UK Hydrometric Area: Ouse (Yorkshire)
  • Environment Agency Region: North East
  • Datum Type: Above Stage Datum (ASD)
  • Stage Datum: 5m AOD

Please note: Geographic coordinates may reflect the access point for the gauge, and not the precise location in the watercourse that it is taking readings from.

The usual range of the River Ouse at Viking Recorder is between 0.05m and 1.90m. It has been between these levels for 90% of the time since monitoring began.

The typical recent level of the River Ouse at Viking Recorder over the past 12 months has been between 0.12m and 4.40m. It has been between these levels for at least 150 days in the past year.

The highest level ever recorded at the River Ouse at Viking Recorder is 5.40m, reached on Saturday 4th November 2000 at 1:15am.

Note that this data may not take account of recent measurements, as we wait until a level has been verified by the Environment Agency before adding it to our records.

Nearby Monitoring Locations

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