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 – Storms again this week with the worst days being Thursday and Friday giving readings of 35mph Westerly winds and very heavy rainfall especially on Friday. Weather warnings are in place for Friday and into the weekend. Saturday will start to calm down and Monday and Tuesday will be quite calm but most days will be wet with a little sunshine here and there. Wednesday will then pick up again with high South Easterly winds. Temperatures are around the 15 degrees bracket through the week but feeling colder in the Easterly winds. http://www.bbc.co.uk/weather/2648385?day=2) (https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/public/weather/forecast/gcjqmsw80
RIVER LEVEL and TEMPERATURE – .50 meters high and 8 Degrees (http://rloi.naturalresources.wales/ViewDetails?station=4121)
EXPECTED RIVER LEVEL OVER NEXT 72 HOURS – .50 meters – 1 meter
GORGE WALKING, CANYONING, GORGE SCRAMBLING CARDIFF AND SWANSEA PREDICTED REPORT – River levels as recorded on the Mellte river are high end on .5 meters and the land is saturated with water, With the predicted heavy rainfall rivers will swell and will make canyoning up to the weekend very volatile. Gorge walking and gorge scrambling will also be on the edge with river levels rising with each bout of rainfall. Need to monitor the rivers on a half daily basis to make sure river levels are acceptable for all gorge related events. There will be updates through the week to monitor the levels and the situation.
WIND – High winds through the week again especially on Friday with winds up to 36 mph South Westerlies. The rest of the week will have moderate winds around 20 mph except for Wednesday when the wind will pick up back to 33mph Southerly. Lighter winds will be on Tuesday and may be heading from the East.
SEA STATE and SWELL – Sea state and swell will change dramatically through the week with very rough seas and huge swell on Friday and stormy again on Wednesday. The rest of the week will have moderate sea conditions and calmer on Tuesday with possibly lighter offshore winds.
SWELL and SURF FORECAST Thursday 10 October 2019 8ft / Friday 11 October 2019 10ft / Saturday 12 September 2019 6ft /Sunday 13 October 5ft/ Monday 14 October 2019 4ft / Tuesday 15 October 2019 2ft / Wednesday 16 October 7ft / Thursday 10 October 2019
HIGH TIDE – Thursday 10 October 2019 – 6.06pm / 8.94meters WATER TEMPERATURE – 14 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 – One day possibly this week for good conditions for coasteering. Tuesday is looking the best option with 2 foot swell and lighter offshore winds. The rest of the week has high winds, big swells and stormy seas.
OUTDOOR ADVENTURE ACTIVITIES UPDATE 10TH OCTOBER 2019 – Real mixed bag again this week with varied winds, rain and swell. Canyoning and gorge walking and scrambling are out at the moment but should drop with dryer conditions and coasteering could be good for Tuesday next week. All about keeping a constant check on the weather to assess suitable conditions.