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 of weather ahead with strong gale force winds on the way and stormy conditions. The best day will be Thursday with light Easterly winds and dry clear weather with temperatures up to 19 degrees. Friday and Saturday will also both ebe dry and sunny but the difference is there will be strong gale force winds from the East up to 35mph which will also feel cold in the dry clear skies. Sunday and Monday the winds will drop to around 20 mph and Change to a Southerly direction but Sunday through to Wednesday may see spells of heavy rainfall especially on Monday. Temperatures will still be up to 18 degrees but feeling colder in the wind and rain. http://www.bbc.co.uk/weather/2648385?day=2) (https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/public/weather/forecast/gcjqmsw80)
RIVER LEVEL and TEMPERATURE – .25 meters high and 8 Degrees (http://rloi.naturalresources.wales/ViewDetails?station=4121)
EXPECTED RIVER LEVEL OVER NEXT 72 HOURS – .25 meters – .25 meter
GORGE WALKING, CANYONING, GORGE SCRAMBLING CARDIFF AND SWANSEA PREDICTED REPORT – All river mountain activities over the next three days should be very good with low rainfall and the rivers still flowing after the previous rainfall. Levels are .25 meters in the Mellte river at the moment and will hold until Sunday evening so all gorge walking, gorge scrambling and Canyoning events will be good for the next few days and into Sunday. Sunday will start to change as rain comes into the region and heavy rain predicted for Monday. Rivers may get up to and past teh .75 region which would mean canyoning being unacceptable with river levels to high in the Mellte river. Depending on the height of the rivers gorge activities may still be acceptable but ran as a swift water event with extreme caution. Updates will be given through the week.
WIND – Big week of wind ahead, Thursday will be quiet with settled Easterly winds, Friday will pick up considerably with winds up to 35mph and the same on Saturday coming from the East. Sunday and Monday will drop to 20mph but then pick back up to gale force on Tuesday and possibly Wednesday. Wind direction will change to Southerly and Westerly from Sunday onwards.
SEA STATE and SWELL – Sea state will be calm on Thursday and calm on inshore waters on Friday and Saturday even with the high winds as the direction will be offshore for most inshore areas. As the wind turns to Southerly and Westerly the conditions will change dramatically and the sea will become rougher especially on Tuesday and Wednesday as the wind gets higher and so does the swell up to 11 foot on Tuesday.
SWELL and SURF FORECAST Thursday 19 September 2019 2ft / Friday 20 September 2019 2ft / Saturday 21 September 2019 1ft /Sunday 22 September 4ft/ Monday 23 September 2019 4ft / Tuesday 24 September 2019 11ft / Wednesday 25 September 9ft / Thursday 26 September 2019
HIGH TIDE – Thursday 19 September 2019 – 9.51am / 8.79meters WATER TEMPERATURE – 16 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 – Coasteering conditions this week have been perfect with light winds and low swells. Thursday is also looking very good, Friday and Saturday could be good but there are very strong gale force Easterly winds which are offshore for the area but very high to be walking across the cliff faces. Sea conditions should be good and swell is low but the wind could cause a problem with walking and jumping off the cliff faces. Also swimming would be trickier as the offshore winds would push out to sea. From Sunday onwards the coasteering will be out of bounds due to big swell and surf conditions and the high winds changing to a Westerly and Southerly direction.
OUTDOOR ADVENTURE ACTIVITIES CARDIFF, SWANSEA, PORTHCAWL, BRECON BEACONS, SOUTH WALES REPORT SUMMARY – Another big weekend and week ahead with Rosy and the girls on their hen party in Cardiff canyoning and Sharj and the lads on their stag weekend in Cardiff coasteering if the conditions allow or Canyoning if the weather and conditions are unsuitable. It is a tale of two halves this week with the stormy weather ascending on the region to affect all activities especially on the gorge and coasteering.
OUTDOOR ADVENTURE ACTIVITIES UPDATE 20.09.2019 – Very good conditions for gorge walking, gorge scrambling and Canyoning for the next couple of days, rain will be coming in over the weekend. Coasteering is looking hit and miss as the water conditions are good but the wind is very strong which may be unsuitable for coasteering.