A welcome break in the weather today as a ridge of high pressure pulled in. The new week looks changeable, mostly frost free and breezy.
Large parts of Hull are still dealing with the aftermath of last week's flooding caused by a tidal surge on the River Humber.
A mother and two young children have been winched to safety after getting into trouble in a rapidly rising river in North Yorkshire.
The authorities are considering evacuating around 600 homes in Boston over fears that floods could hit the town this evening.
People may have to move from their homes, as a huge tidal surge could lead to flooding in South Forty Foot Drain and the River Witham.
The Environment Agency says it has issued a number of severe flood warnings which cover around 18,000 properties in Boston.
North East Lincolnshire Council have issued advice to people living near flood defences in Grimsby and Cleethorpes.
– North East Lincolnshire Council
There is likely to be significant wave overtopping in this area, posing a potential risk to life.
The Grimsby and Cleethorpes sirens also will be sounded during Thursday afternoon.
Residents living in two storey buildings should move themselves to the second floor or relocate temporarily with family or friends.
Residents living in single storey buildings should relocate temporarily with family or friends.
Respite centres are being set up for vulnerable residents
Emergency services and local authorities across the Humber are warning people to be prepared for an ingression of water during high tide this evening from around 5pm onwards.
The Environment Agency and Met Office are warning that gale-force winds, large waves and a tidal surge caused by low pressure will combine with high tides today and into the weekend, bringing a risk of significant coastal flooding.
Residents living in the areas of Immingham, Grimsby and Cleethorpes close to the River Humber and coast line are being told to start taking precautions.
A report into the floods which hit parts of East Yorkshire last Christmas has outlined what lessons have been learned. Residents of Burton Fleming near Bridlington had 18 inches of water to deal with when most other people were opening presents and cooking the turkey.
A series of recommendations have now been agreed to better deal with a repeat of those conditions. James Webster reports.
Queensway in Scunthorpe is still closed due to a burst water main.
There are delays on Brigg Road and Grange Lane South.
Angry residents are mopping out tonight, after their homes were flooded for the fifth time. 14 families in Scunthorpe woke in the early hours of this morning to find their homes under several inches of water.
The cause - and not for the first time - a burst water main. Some residents had only just replaced their fittings after the last flood. Tonight they're demanding urgent action from Anglian Water.
The Environment Agency is drawing up plans for flood reduction measures in the Upper Calder Valley. £3 million is to be spent in the autumn on works which will last two years to avoid scenes like in Walsden last month.
– Oliver Harmar, Environment Agency
“The Environment Agency and Calderdale Council are working together with local flood groups and other organisations to develop affordable and technically feasible solutions to deal with flooding from all sources. We are drawing up detailed designs for a variety of flood alleviation measures across the Calder Valley. Local knowledge and the feedback we have received from the Calder Valley communities worst affected by flooding means we can target specific locations where the money spent will have the greatest benefit.”
Calderdale Council has commissioned a study to investigate solutions to the flooding that took place at Kershaw Road and Clough Road in Walsden this summer. Kershaw Road was destroyed in last month’s flood and Council teams spent two weeks helping residents and businesses with the clean up.
– Cllr Barry Collins, Calderdale Council
“Although Clough Road isn’t an adopted highway, we have cleared away uplifted tarmac and brought in stone to give temporary access from the railway along Clough Road to Kershaw Road. The study to investigate solutions will determine the extent of future works required. A recommendation will be put to the Council’s Cabinet as soon as the facts are established."
“It’s really important that residents and businesses know what to do to prepare for future flooding and what to do after a flood. The Council and the Environment Agency have useful information, advice and guidance on their websites.”
Work on £3 million flood defences for the Upper Calder Valley is to start in the autumn.
Following devastating floods in Walsden, Todmorden, Hebden Bridge and Mytholmroyd in the past year, Calderdale Council and the Environment Agency have started to draw up plans to improve defences at more than 20 locations.
One of the first areas to be targeted as part of the two year minor works programme will be Mytholmroyd where vegetation in the river channel will be cleared.
Strengthening of defences at Jumble Hole Clough and Woodland View at Eastwood will also start before the end of the year.
Other locations where designs are being developed include Walsden, which was badly hit by flash flooding at the end of last month, Dobroyd Clough at Todmorden and Erringden Hillside at Hebden Bridge.