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 – Mixed bag of weather this week from Thursday 18th July onwards. The next few days will see rain and higher winds, Thursday should be dry with moderate winds but Friday has heavy rain and high wind through the region. Winds may be upto 30 mph South Westerly on Friday and 25mph on Saturday and both days should see rain. From Sunday onwards the weather should be drier with moderate winds in changeable conditions and wind directions. Wednesday is looking a lot calmer for South Wales. http://www.bbc.co.uk/weather/2648385?day=2) (https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/public/weather/forecast/gcjqmsw80)
RIVER LEVEL and TEMPERATURE – .20 meters high and 8 Degrees (http://rloi.naturalresources.wales/ViewDetails?station=4121)
EXPECTED RIVER LEVEL OVER NEXT 72 HOURS – .20 meters – .45 meters – .35 Meters
GORGE WALKING, CANYONING, GORGE SCRAMBLING CARDIFF AND SWANSEA PREDICTED REPORT – Definitely depends on the day this week, very low rainfall over the last few weeks and very low rivers at .18. However there is heavy rain forecast on Friday and Saturday which will pick the rivers up considerably, the extent of which will be know with the specific rainfall. Possibly up to levels above .5 meters but dropping down very quickly as the land absorbs the rainfall. May cause a lot of debris as the rainfall dislodges the arid region of trees and rocks. Gorge walking, gorge scrambling and Canyoning in all should have good conditions especially from Saturday onwards with the higher rainfall and the rivers and waterfalls in flow. Must keep extra precaution of debris with the dry land and extra rainfall.
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 – The wind will be lighter from Sunday onwards but will pick up Easterly on Tuesday up to 20mph. Winds may get up to 30mph on Friday and Saturday mainly in the Westerly direction which will cause stormier seas. Moderate winds through the rest of the week.
SEA STATE and SWELL – There is a constant swell all week from Thursday onwards. Swell will be 3 – 6 foot constantly through the week, surf will depend hugely on wind. The sea state will be stormy on Friday and Saturday with high winds and large swells. The wind will be lighter from Sunday onwards but will pick up Easterly on Tuesday. Winds may get up to 30mph on Friday and Saturday. Surf will be dumping on high wind days and cleaner on Beaches facing to the East or South East.
SWELL and SURF FORECAST Thursday 18th July 2019 4ft / Friday 19th July 2019 5ft / Saturday 20th July 2019 6ft /Sunday 21st July 4ft/ Monday 22nd July 2019 5ft / Tuesday 23rd July 2019 6ft / Wednesday 24th July 5ft / Thursday 25th July 2019
HIGH TIDE – Thursday 18th July 2019 – 14.30pm / 8.09 meters
COASTEERING CARDIFF, SWANSEA, PORTHCAWL, CARMARTHEN PREDICTED WEEKLY REPORT – Not a lot to be said about coasteering for the next few days. High winds, big swells, stormy seas all meaning entry and exit to the water will be unsuitable while conditions prevail. Cannot really see conditions changing for a few days.
SURF CONDITIONS REPORT CARDIFF, SWANSEA, SOUTH WALES PREDICTED WEEKLY REPORT- Solid 3 – 6 foot swell all week. Surf accross the region but highly affected by the strong winds especially from the West. May get better surf on the Easterly facing beaches possibly on Coney Beach in Porthcawl and Caswell Bay in Swansea. Better days maybe Sunday and Monday with less wind and good swell.
OUTDOOR ADVENTURE ACTIVITIES CARDIFF, SWANSEA, PORTHCAWL, BRECON BEACONS, SOUTH WALES REPORT SUMMARY – Again varied conditions this week for our activities. Rivers are in flow again so Gorg Walking, Gorge Scrambling and Canyoning all looking good for our groups including Andy and the lads on their Stag weekend in Cardiff. Also good for Ghada on a weekend away with partner. Coasteering looks out the question this week with high winds and big swells. Surf looks good depending on the wind force and direction. As always we will give an update through the week.