Storm Desmond hits Yorkshire
PUBLISHED: 15:00 07 December 2015 | UPDATED: 20:18 30 April 2016
Storm Desmond hit Yorkshire on the weekend of 5th December 2015 and even temporarily turned Malham Cove into a waterfall. Here are some of the videos and images from social media.
Hundreds of people gathered at Malham Cove in the Yorkshire Dales National Park to watch something that has not happened in living memory. A section of the famous landmark was transformed into a waterfall as thousands of gallons of water poured over the top and cascaded down the rock face.
Alan Hulme, the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority’s head of ranger services, said: ‘I have lived here for 30 years and I’ve never seen anything like this before. It was an amazing sight. Some people are saying there hasn’t been a waterfall over the top since the 1700s, which shows how rare a thing it is.’
The water flowed from Malham Tarn down Watlowes, which is known locally as Dry Valley, before pouring over the limestone pavement on the top of the Cove.
Judging by the scenes in the Yorkshire Dales today...It's time to build an Ark pic.twitter.com/FHTiPluDfp— Annie Simpson (@LittleSimo) December 6, 2015