A flood warning has been issued for the River Wharfe amid long stints of rainfall.

Residents living in or near Ilkley, Buckden, and Bolton Abbey should take care if they’re heading towards local watercourses or low-lying land.

The flood alert covers locations near the Upper River Wharfe as well as minor roads in the valley. 

The Environment Agency’s warning will last throughout Monday (January 29). 

A spokesperson said: “Flooding is forecast to affect locations near the Upper River Wharfe, with low-lying land expected to be most affected, particularly agricultural land and possibly minor roads on the valley floor, including rainfall is expected to continue today.

“Avoid using low-lying footpaths near local watercourses and do not walk or drive through floodwater. Consider putting your flood plan into action. We will continue to monitor river levels. This message will be updated by 10pm on Monday 29/01/2024, or as the situation changes.”

Met Office flood and rain warning

It comes after the Met Office's yellow weather warning for flood risks and rainfall.

The UK's national weather service has forecast heavy rain as well as a higher risk of flooding.

The warning covers Bradford district between 12pm on Monday, January 29, and 5am on Tuesday, January 30.

Yellow warnings are issued when it is likely that the weather will cause some low level impacts, including disruption to travel.

The Met Office said: "Flooding of a few homes and businesses is possible.

"Spray and flooding on roads probably making journey times longer.

"Bus and train services probably affected with journey times taking longer."