CANYONING, GORGE WALKING AND GORGE SCRAMBLING OUTDOOR ADVENTURE ACTIVITIES REPORT FOR SOUTH WALES, CARDIFF, SWANSEA 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 – Very unsettled again this week with changing winds, rain and dry periods. Winds are high over the weekend up to 30 mph and also mainly wet with periods of rain through out the weekend and into next week. More settled and warmer weather but still wet into the later part of the week. http://www.bbc.co.uk/weather/2648385?day=2) (https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/public/weather/forecast/gcjqmsw80)
RIVER LEVEL and TEMPERATURE – .57 meters high and 7 Degrees (http://rloi.naturalresources.wales/ViewDetails?station=4121)
EXPECTED RIVER LEVEL OVER NEXT 72 HOURS – .6 – .8 Meters
CANYONING, GORGE SCRAMBLING AND GORGE WALKING CLOSE TO CARDIFF AND SWANSEA PREDICTED REPORT – The rainfall has been constant over the last few days and the ground on the mountains is saturating and the water is in full flow. At the moment the river level is .6 meters and getting too high for Canyoning on the upper section of the Mellte river with unsafe water levels, the lower Sychryd section is still looking good with good flowing water and safe to enter at all areas with the prior checks in continuous process. The whole gorge activity for the next few days will be highly dependant on the amount of rain that is forecast and the actual rainfall that will desend on the area. We shall be issuing constant up dates due to the implications of the rainfall on the activities through the week.
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 , Llantwitt Major CF611RF , Aberavon SA12 6QP
SITE LOCATION – Barry , Ogmore By Sea , Caswell Bay, Southerndown, Langland Bay, Mewslade Bay, Stachpole Quay
WIND – Winds are picking up through out the South Wales region over the weekend. On Saturday and Sunday there will be strong Southerly winds upto 30mph and then calming down after the weekend and turning North and North Easterly directions
SEA STATE and SWELL – Friday should be quite calm with a Westerly wind up to 14 mph predicted but the weekend will see stormy sea conditions all over the South Wales coastline with strong Southerly winds and big swells predicted.
SWELL and SURF FORECAST Friday 14th June 2019 2ft / Saturday 15th June 2019 5ft / Sunday 16th June 2019 4ft / Monday 17th June 2019 5ft / Tuesday 18th June 2019 4ft / Wednesday 19th June 4ft / Thursday 20th June 2ft
HIGH TIDE – FRIDAY 14th June 2019 – 5.04pm / 8.69 meters
COASTEERING NEAR CARDIFF, SWANSEA, CARMARTHEN PREDICTED WEEKLY REPORT – Friday is looking the only day possible at the moment for the more exposed beaches such as Ogmore by Sea for the coasteering activity. The rest of the week has big swells and high winds making for volatile conditions for the event. May settle down the end of next week.
SURF CONDITIONS REPORT CARDIFF, SWANSEA, SOUTH WALES PREDICTED WEEKLY REPORT- The swell is definately big enough for good surf but this will be affected by the wind. The biggest days will be Saturday and Monday with a good 5 foot swell with Monday being the better day due to the lower winds. Definitely look for more protected beaches as the wind gets stronger over the weekend. Look for the better swells on the incoming tides 2 hours after the turn of the low tide.
OUTDOOR ADVENTURE ACTIVITIES CARDIFF, SWANSEA, PORTHCAWL, BRECON BEACONS, SOUTH WALES REPORT SUMMARY – Good possibility of an epic few days with gorge walking and gorge scrambling getting high water levels in the Brecon Beacons. This will have to be monitored to see the actual levels for safety. Coasteering also looking possible for the Friday and we have a group from University of Wales on the coasteering event on Friday if the conditions hold. The weekend is stacked with Stag parties from Cardiff and Hen party groups all heading up to the mountain for swift water gorge and canyoning on the sychryd and Mellte rivers. Updates will be given through the week as we monitor all conditions.
CONDITIONS REPORT UPDATE 14TH JUNE 2019 – Heavy rain through the night and the rivers are high at the moment, .50 meter levels on the Mellte meaning caution must be taken especially if starting from Cyn Gwyn Upper waterfalls for the Canyoning event. Winds are up to 19 mph gusting but generally 10 mph South Westerly and Westerly and the swell is up 1 – 2 feet giving manageable conditions for Coasteering. We have athletic University students with us today coasteering so should be a great challenge but also great fun.
CONDITIONS REPORT UPDATE 15TH JUNE 2019 – Continuous rain through the night but the river levels are perfect for the Sychryd and Lower Mellte Rivers. Gorege walking and Gorge scrambling are all acceptable and lower level canyoning. The high levels are still on the upper levels with high caution needed. Coasteering is not acceptable in the local Ogmore area with swells up to 5ft.