Flood Alert for River Calder

Heavy rain causing difficult driving conditions around Calderdale.

Heavy rain causing difficult driving conditions around Calderdale.

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The Environment Agency have issued a Flood Alert for the River Calder from Todmorden to Brighouse.

River levels have risen quickly in response to the recent heavy rainfall in Calderdale and the Environment Agency say levels are expected to peak through the night, reaching similar levels to that over the weekend.

However, there is no further significant rainfall forecast from midnight.

Gusts of up to 37 mph will are expected to accompany the downpour this evening, but there will be some sunshine and showers tomorrow as the weather improves.