WEATHER - The weather has been extremely volatile over the last few weeks, storm Ciara and Storm Dennis have caused havoc in the local area and across the UK. Floods have been occurring all over the country especially in local towns such as Pontypridd, Nantgarw and Taffs Wells with the Rivers Taff and Ely breaking their banks on a daily basis. The weather ahead is also volatile but not as severe but the land is saturated so any rain fall will be damaging. Rain is predicted Thursday, saturday, Sunday, Monday and Wednesday this week with the heaviest predicted on Thursday. The other factor this week is the wind again generally 40 mph winds from the West continuously this week. Stormy weather again so plan ahead. http://www.bbc.co.uk/weather/2648385?day=2) (https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/public/weather/forecast/gcjqmsw80
RIVER LEVEL and TEMPERATURE - 0.75 meters high and 6 Degrees (http://rloi.naturalresources.wales/ViewDetails?station=4121)
EXPECTED RIVER LEVEL OVER NEXT 72 HOURS - 0.75 -meters - 1.5 meters
Gorge Walking, Gorge Scrambling, Canyoning South Wales, Cardiff, Swansea, Brecon Beacons Conditions Report 20.02.202 - South Wales, Cardiff, Brecon Beacons and Swansea areas have all been hugely affected by the heavy rainfall and the subsequent flooding over the last few days. Storms Ciara and Dennis have flooded the rivers and on Saturday night last week the Mellte river rose to 2.5 meters which is an all time record for the area. Due to these factors the rivers have been very turbulent and therefore extreme caution must be taken if considering and river based activity. The Canyoning activity has been out of use for several days now with the rivers consistently over 1 meter high. The gorge walking and gorge scrambling have had varying periods when the river has dropped but extreme caution has to be taken for debris in the rivers. Again this week rivers are high and will be monitored daily, Canyoning is out at the moment but possibilities of river levels dropping for the Goreg Walking and scrambling events.
Coasteering Cardiff, Swansea, Porthcawl, South Wales predicted weekly report 20th February 2020 - No chance of coasteering in South wales, Cardiff and Swansea again this week. Huge winds, rain, Swells, Surge, Waves all lead to the fact that the sea will be too volatile for coasteering across the region for the next week.
WIND - Very strong winds again this week predominantly from the South West and West. Average speed will be 30 mph and getting up to excess of 45 mph Westerly and South Westerly through out the next few days and into next week. The wind is due to be the strongest next Monday with up to 47 mph so extreme caution is required especially after storms
SEA STATE and SWELL - Again very rough sea's across the whole of South Wales with gale force Westerly and South Westerly winds. Big swells and surf forcaste for the region and strong Rip currents and lateral currents through the channel.
SWELL and SURF FORECAST Thursday 02 February 2020 11ft/ Friday 21 February 2020 11ft / Saturday 22 February 2020 11ft /Sunday 23 February 2020 8ft/ Monday 24 February 2020 10ft / Tuesday 25 February 2020 10ft /Wednesday 26 February 2020 10ft / Thursday 27 February 2020 ft
HIGH TIDE - Thursday 20th February - 4.33pm / 8.22 meters WATER TEMPERATURE - 9 DEGREES
Summary Conditions Report for Outdoor Activities in South Wales 20th January 2020- Again we have a very turbulent week especially after storm Ciara and Dennis have swept through leaving their devastation. Saturated lands, swollen rivers, debris, high waters, rough seas and all part of the DNA of this Island that we live on but that what makes it such an adventure. There is no coasteering this week and no Canyoning but may be a possibility of Gorge Walking and Gorge Scrambling as the river levels drop. This will have to be monitored daily.
South Wales Outdoor Activities Report conditions update 21.02.2020 - There was rain again yesterday but only in short periods, today will be dryer and clearer letting the rivers run through. Levels in the river Mellte are now down to .59 meters and dropping so today will be the day for Canyoning, gorge walking and Gorge scrambling. As the rain comes in again the levels will pick up and the conditions will turn more volatile and unsuitable unless running a swift water event. Coasteering is definitely still out of the question as the swell, wind and surf and still to big to safely enter the water on the rocks.