GORGE WALKING, GORGE SCRAMBLING AND CANYONING OUTDOOR ADVENTURE ACTIVITIES REPORT FOR SOUTH WALES, CARDIFF, SWANSEA BRECON BEACONS AREAS
WEATHER – Wet, windy and wild for the week ahead. Strong winds and rain coming in from the West and South West causing problems. Friday and Sunday may be the only dry days with the rest of the week being wet. Strong winds in from the West and South West. Temperatures are higher than average between 11 and 4 degrees. Winds will be higher on Saturday and Tuesday next week and mainly from the West or Southwest. .http://www.bbc.co.uk/weather/2648385?day=2) (https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/public/weather/forecast/gcjqmsw80
RIVER LEVEL and TEMPERATURE – .45 meters high and 6 Degrees (http://rloi.naturalresources.wales/ViewDetails?station=4121)
EXPECTED RIVER LEVEL OVER NEXT 72 HOURS – .45 -meters – .80 meters
GORGE WALKING, GORGE SCRAMBLING, CANYONING CONDITIONS REPORT 08.01.2020 – Rivers are changing this week with rain predicted for the next few days. Rivers will rise on the Sychryd and the Mellte from .45 meters up to over 1 meter and possibly settling around .8 meters depending on the amount of rain over the next few days. This will affect Gorge Walking, Gorge Scrambling and Canyoning. As the rivers rise the top Mellte river will rise rapidly and possibly cancel out the Canyoning event. Gorge Walking and Gorge Scrambling should be accessible up to one meter of water with experienced guiding and only in certain parts of the river. Updates will be issued as the rivers start to rise.
COASTEERING CARDIFF, SWANSEA, PORTHCAWL, CARMARTHEN PREDICTED WEEKLY REPORT 08TH JANUARY 2020 – No real change from las week, high South and Westerly winds and stormy conditions cancelling out any chance of coasteering for the next few days. Inshore coastal areas will see big sea surges, swells and unsafe coasteering conditions. Swell is up to 13 feet on some days and generally over 10 feet.
WIND – High Westerly and Southerly winds for the next few days, winds especially high on Thursday and Saturday up to 37 mph and also Tuesday up to 40mph. High winds predominantly Westerly and blowing through the channel.
SEA STATE and SWELL – Very Stormy sea states for most days especially Saturday and Tuesday with high South Westerly winds up to 40mph. Big Westerly winds will effect offshore and inshore conditions with stormy conditions and rough sea state all week.
SWELL and SURF FORECAST Thursday 09 January 2020 11ft/ Friday 10 January 2020 8ft / Saturday 11 January 2020 11ft /Sunday 12 January 2020 11ft/ Monday 13 january 2020 10ft / Tuesday 14 January 2020 13ft / Wednesday 15 January 2020 ft / Thursday 16 January 2020 ft
HIGH TIDE – Wednesday 8th January – 4.39pm / 8.53 meters WATER TEMPERATURE – 9 DEGREES
SUMMARY CONDITIONS REPORT FOR OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES 08TH JANUARY 2020 – Gorge Walking, Gorge Scrambling, should be reasonable over the coming week, rivers will be high but with good guidance and experience acceptable in parts. Canyoning may be unacceptable due to high river levels up to 1 meter. Coasteering is definitely out of the question with high winds and rough seas