CANYONING, GORGE WALKING AND GORGE SCRAMBLING OUTDOOR ADVENTURE ACTIVITIES REPORT FOR SOUTH WALES, CARDIFF, SWANSEA BRECON BEACONS AREAS
ACTIVITIES – Gorge Walking, Canyoning, Gorge Scrambling, Ghyll Scrambling.
LOCAL AREA – South Wales, Cardiff CF10BZ , Swansea SA20AY , Newport, Bridgend CF311BB , Brecon Beacons SA115US , SA115ND , Porthcawl CF365dh , Neath SA106DF .
SITE LOCATION – Waterfalls region, Brecon Beacons, Pontneddfechan, South Wales SA115ND/SA115US/SA11SUT
WEATHER – Again a busy week of weather to say the least, the incoming hurricane Lorenzo is causing havoc with the conditions. Gale force winds and rain for the next few days, especially high winds on Friday with 40mph Westerlies. Temperatures are around the 16 degrees mark through the week but high winds will make the weather feel colder. Rain every day but not severe, the main problem will be the wind with the average strength 30 mph and mainly from the West. http://www.bbc.co.uk/weather/2648385?day=2) (https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/public/weather/forecast/gcjqmsw80)
RIVER LEVEL and TEMPERATURE – .54 meters high and 8 Degrees (http://rloi.naturalresources.wales/ViewDetails?station=4121)
EXPECTED RIVER LEVEL OVER NEXT 72 HOURS – .54 meters – 1 meter
GORGE WALKING, CANYONING, GORGE SCRAMBLING CARDIFF AND SWANSEA PREDICTED REPORT – The river levels are .54 meters at the moment which should be good for Canyoning and the river levels should drop up until Thursday afternoon so all gorge activities including Gorge Walking, Gorge scrambling and Canyoning will good for a day or two. After Thursday the rivers will start to rain with the incoming rainfall predicted. Canyoning will be the first activity which is unsuitable and the rivers will keep rising depending on the level on the rainfall. Gorge walking and Gorge Scrambling will have to be monitored on a daily basis due to the saturated land and constant rainfall which is impossible to predict at the moment. We will update on conditions through the week.
WIND – Very strong winds again this week especially on Friday up to 40mph Westerlies. Every other day will have high winds including Thursday, Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday all up to 30mph at parts of the day. Direction of the winds will mainly be Westerly and South Westerly with the occasional Northerly.
SEA STATE and SWELL – Stormy seas this week especially on the higher Westerly wind days including Friday, Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. Hugh swells on Friday and Tuesday with upto 16 foot swells on Friday and 10 foot on Tuesday. No real let up on the sea state except for the odd break in the wind on certain days.
SWELL and SURF FORECAST Thursday 03 October 2019 3ft / Friday 04 October 2019 16ft / Saturday 05 September 2019 6ft /Sunday 06 October 7ft/ Monday 07 October 2019 5ft / Tuesday 08 October 2019 10ft / Wednesday 09 October 8ft / Thursday 10 October 2019
HIGH TIDE – Thursday 10 October 2019 – 9.45pm / 9.55meters WATER TEMPERATURE – 16 DEGREES
COASTEERING NEAR CARDIFF, SWANSEA, SOUTH WALES CONDITIONS REPORT
LOCAL AREA – South Wales, Barry CF625TR , Cardiff CF10BZ , Porthcawl CF36 5DH , Swansea SA20AY , Bridgend CF311BB , Southerndown CF32 0RN , Ogmore by Sea CF320PH , Llantwit Major CF611RF , Aberavon SA12 6QP
SITE LOCATION – Barry , Ogmore By Sea , Caswell Bay, Southerndown, Langland Bay, Mewslade Bay, Stackpole Quay
COASTEERING CARDIFF, SWANSEA, PORTHCAWL, CARMARTHEN PREDICTED WEEKLY REPORT – Yet again for another week there in NO Coasteering. Huge swells, big waves, stormy seas, big tides and all round no good for Coasteering. Hopefully there will be calmer conditions next week with the clearing of hurricane Lorenzo.
OUTDOOR ADVENTURE ACTIVITIES UPDATE 04TH OCTOBER 2019 – Storm lorenzo has definately shown its full force over the past few days, storm force seas, gale force winds, huge swells, heavy rains, we have had it all. Definitely no coasteering or Canyoning at the moment but gorge walking and gorge scrambling may be assessable as the rain holds and the rivers drop with a gap in the rain.