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 – Big week ahead, weather has definitely changed for the worse, very high winds, thunderstorms, heavy rain we have it all especially over the weekend. Saturday will be the big day with gale force winds up to 45 mph and possible thunderstorms and heavy rain. The weather on Monday may quieten down for a while before the rain and wind comes back . Generally winds are high and most days wet. http://www.bbc.co.uk/weather/2648385?day=2) (https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/public/weather/forecast/gcjqmsw80)
RIVER LEVEL and TEMPERATURE – .40 meters high and 8 Degrees (http://rloi.naturalresources.wales/ViewDetails?station=4121)
EXPECTED RIVER LEVEL OVER NEXT 72 HOURS – .40 meters – 1 meter
GORGE WALKING, CANYONING, GORGE SCRAMBLING CARDIFF AND SWANSEA PREDICTED REPORT – Big week ahead on the waterfalls there are high waters predicted with heavy rain on the way. We have had rain this week and heavy rain for the next few days. Possibly Canyoning will be unsuitable on Friday – Monday due to high level rivers. There will also be high levels on the lower sections on the lower Mellte and Sychryd sections but on a level which would be acceptable for the gorge walking and gorge scrambling activities. This will be down to the levels of the water and the velocity of the water on the gorge sites. Debris in the rivers will also be an issue with rocks and trees moving in the water causing hazards. Caution should be taken at all times and individuals without supervision should not enter into the rivers.
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
WIND – Strong winds predicted for the next few days mainly from the South and West with the low pressure over the country, Friday and Saturday will have the strongest winds of upto 45mph Westerlies. The rest of the week is also high winds especially Tuesday with a dropping down on Monday.
SEA STATE and SWELL – With the high winds there will be very stormy seas especially Friday and Saturday. Choppy waters on Friday, Saturday, Tuesday especially with the winds coming up the channel from West and South West. Could have calmer seas on Monday.
SWELL and SURF FORECAST Thursday 08 August 2019 3ft / Friday 09 August 2019 6ft / Saturday 10 August 2019 16ft /Sunday 11 August 9 ft/ Monday 12 August 2019 4ft / Tuesday 13 August 2019 4ft / Wednesday 14 August 16ft / Thursday 15 August 2019
HIGH TIDE – Thursday 08 August 2019 – 12.46pm / 8.21meters
COASTEERING CARDIFF, SWANSEA, PORTHCAWL, CARMARTHEN PREDICTED WEEKLY REPORT – No, just No. Big winds, big swell, big surf, Big no, go surfing, kiting, kite surfing just not coasteering, nothing more to say. Hopefully weather will be good for coasteering in a few days.
OUTDOOR ADVENTURE ACTIVITIES CARDIFF, SWANSEA, PORTHCAWL, BRECON BEACONS, SOUTH WALES REPORT SUMMARY – This week is on the edge of good and bad. High winds, heavy rain, storms meaning no coasteering or possibly Canyoning. Gorge walking and gorge scrambling could be epic, definitely swift water water ever happens which is a fantastic event and on the higher levels on the spectrum. We have groups booked this weekend including Esther and the girls coming from Cardiff and also Jamie and the lads on their Stag weekend in Cardiff. Chris and his family will also be with us on the gorge walking activity in the Brecon Beacons waterfalls.
OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES, SOUTH WALES REPORT UPDATE – High winds and heavy rain are predicted for the next two days. The river levels will be rising on the Mellte and Sychryd rivers, this will mean extra management on the Gorge Walking and Gorge Scrambling activities. River management, observation, group management will be key with certain sections of the river unsuitable for the activities. Canyoning on the high Mellte river will have to be transfered to the lower Mellte and Sychryd rivers where the flow of water will be less volatile. Full swift water procedures will be required and extra instructional coverage. All persons must be briefed on the importance of water safety and the option of staying on the dry paths on the gorge areas. All water entry will be optional and assessed by guides and individuals. Would not advise entry into the water if not full trained, experience or with competent persons to advise and assist. The rain has been falling but the river levels are still holding. They are high but still manageable with competent guidance and knowledge.