Stunning British waterfall comes back to life for first time in centuries after heavy rains

Posted at 6:37 AM, Dec 07, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-07 06:37:50-05

Heavy rain in northern England has brought a stunning waterfall back to life for the first time in centuries.

Water began flowing over the 80-meter (260-feet) cliff of Malham Cove in North Yorkshire Sunday morning, creating the highest unbroken waterfall in England, the Yorkshire Evening Post newspaper reported.

A video of the waterfall has garnered more than 100,000 views on YouTube less than 24 hours after it was first uploaded.

Until its reappearance after the downpours, the waterfall had run dry for several hundred years, according to the paper.

The temporary waterfall is more than double the height of usual England record holder, 30-meter (100-feet) tall Hardraw Force, located 27 kilometers north of Malham Cove.

Located at the head of a valley and part of the Yorkshire Dales National Park, Malham Cove is a large limestone cliff.

It’s been featured in several film and television productions, the most prominent being “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows — Part 1.”

The heavy rainfall was caused by Storm Desmond, which brought strong winds and flooding to parts of the country over the weekend.

In Cumbria, the most heavily affected county, 33 schools were closed on December 7 and not expected to reopen at least till the next day, said the local council website.