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 - Varied weather this week with high winds, wet and dry weather and low temperatures. Winds will be North Westerly Direction mainly this week. Moderate rain on Friday and Monday . Some sunny spells as well so a week of mixed weather and Autumnal temperatures and winds. Better days will be possibly Saturday and Sunday with lighter winds and dry weather. http://www.bbc.co.uk/weather/2648385?day=2) (https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/public/weather/forecast/gcjqmsw80)
RIVER LEVEL and TEMPERATURE - .3 meters high and 8 Degrees (http://rloi.naturalresources.wales/ViewDetails?station=4121)
EXPECTED RIVER LEVEL OVER NEXT 72 HOURS - .3 meters - .4 meter
GORGE WALKING, CANYONING, GORGE SCRAMBLING CARDIFF AND SWANSEA PREDICTED REPORT - Conditions this week are looking good for all events on the gorge including Canyoning, Gorge Walking, gorge scrambling and dry scrambling. The rivers are flowing at perfect levels and there is moderate rainfall through the week keeping the rivers in flow but not high. At present the river levels are .3 meters and rising to possible .4 meter levels. Monday may pick rivers up higher but still to an acceptable level for all gorge related activities. The weekend is looking perfect for all events. As always the rivers are cold at around 6 - 8 degrees so full protection should be worn including Wetsuits, Buoyancy Aids, Helmets, Trainers, walking boots, wellingtons, under layers and thermals.
WIND - Mainly North Westerly Winds with varied speeds Thursday will be up to 24mph and Friday 30mph, the weekend will then drop and the lowest winds on the weekend. Winds will pick up on Tuesday and Wednesday up to 30 mph. Blustery through the week and quieter on the weekend.
SEA STATE and SWELL - Strong Westerly winds will make a choppier rougher sea state especially Thursday, Friday and Wednesday. The calmest days will be on saturday and Sunday on the weekend.
SWELL and SURF FORECAST Thursday 05 September 2019 3ft / Friday 06 September 2019 8ft / Saturday 07 September 2019 3ft /Sunday 08 September 1ft/ Monday 09 September 2019 5ft / Tuesday 10 September 2019 3ft / Wednesday 11 September 7ft / Thursday 12 September 2019
HIGH TIDE - Thursday 05 September 2019 - 11.20am / 8.7meters WATER TEMPERATURE - 15 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 - The only day may be Sunday with light winds and low swells. The rest of the week will have high winds and big swells therefore the coasteering will not have the best conditions, especially close to Cardiff and Swansea. Areas further towards stackpole quay may fair better on the days with lower swells and winds. Keep checking conditions reports for tide as the better times will be on the high tides and on the incoming waters.
OUTDOOR ADVENTURE ACTIVITIES CARDIFF, SWANSEA, PORTHCAWL, BRECON BEACONS, SOUTH WALES REPORT SUMMARY - Coasteering will be a rough ride this week with only Sunday looking the real possibility. The rest of the week will have high winds and big swells and little chance of the activity. Gorge walking, gorge scrambling and Canyoning are perfect for the next few days with good river levels and good conditions. We have Joanna and friend on the gorge with us on Saturday and also Nathan on a Stag weekend in Cardiff and joining us for Canyoning on Saturday afternoon with 16 of the lads. Surf is looking good on protected beaches in the area including Coney Beach in Porthcawl and Caswell Bay in Swansea. Water Temperatures are also high.
OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES SOUTH WALES CONDITIONS REPORT UPDATE - The rain is forecast for today picking the river levels up but still to a reasonable level for gorge walking, gorge scrambling but with possible high levels for Canyoning. Surf is looking reasonable for sheltered areas and there is definitely no coasteering in the local areas to Cardiff and Swansea.