GORGE WALKING, GORGE SCRAMBLING AND CANYONING 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 – Very Autumnal week ahead, rain for most days and high winds. Temperatures are still in double figures but will feel colder with the high winds especially from the East, Big Easterly winds coming through on Saturday so be aware of the colder air the Easterlies will bring. Also very strong high winds on Monday and Tuesday next week coming in from the South but temperatures will fell higher. Could be drier on Thursday next week as the rain breaks and winds could also drop giving a better day. http://www.bbc.co.uk/weather/2648385?day=2) (https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/public/weather/forecast/gcjqmsw80
RIVER LEVEL and TEMPERATURE – .36 meters high and 6 Degrees (http://rloi.naturalresources.wales/ViewDetails?station=4121)
EXPECTED RIVER LEVEL OVER NEXT 72 HOURS – .36 meters – .60 meters
GORGE WALKING, CANYONING, GORGE SCRAMBLING CARDIFF AND SWANSEA PREDICTED REPORT – The Mellte river in the Western Brecon Beacons is showing a river height of .36 meters at the moment which is perfect for gorge walking, gorge scrambling and canyoning. The rain is quite presistant this week which will raise the river levels this could have an adverse effect on Canyoning but levels should still be good for gorge walking and scrambling. All depends on the level of rainfall for the next few days and the amount the land is saturated to hold the levels of rain and ground saturation. Again we shall update through the week if levels change and conditions become unsuitable.
WIND – Strong Easterly, Westerly and Southerly winds predicted for this week ahead. Saturday will see strong Easterlies up to 25mph bringing in colder winds then Monday and Tuesday will have strong Southerlies up to 37 mph. Wind will then change to Westerlies on Wednesday up to 28mph. Varied winds through the week and some days up to gale force. Check windguru for the Porthcawl and regional wind forecast.
SEA STATE and SWELL – With varied strong winds and strong swells this will depend on the day for the sea state. Possibly the calmest day inshore will be Saturday with strong Easterly winds blowing offshore and calming the sea state for the local South Wales area, the swell is also lower on Saturday and calmer seas. The other days will be choppy and stormy especially Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday with big Westerly and Southerly winds and big sea swells.
SWELL and SURF FORECAST Thursday 21 November 4ft/ Friday 22 November 2019 4ft / Saturday 23 November 2019 2ft /Sunday 24 November 4ft/ Monday 25 November 2019 11ft / Tuesday 26 November 2019 8ft / Wednesday 27 November 12ft / Thursday 28 November 2019 8ft
HIGH TIDE – Friday 22nd November 2019 – 2.30pm / 8.54 meters WATER TEMPERATURE – 12 DEGREES
COASTEERING CARDIFF, SWANSEA, PORTHCAWL, CARMARTHEN PREDICTED WEEKLY REPORT – Big swells, big surf, high winds all affecting the conditions for coasteering along the South wales coastline. The only possible day may be Saturday with lower swell and surf and Easterly offshore winds, The rest of the week will be a blow out with stormy conditions effect the entrance and exit on all coastal sites in the area.
OUTDOOR ADVENTURE ACTIVITIES REPORT 22nd NOVEMBER 2019 – A typical autumn week with high winds, rain and stormy conditions. Could be good for gorge activities including gorge walking and gorge scrambling. Canyoning should be suitable today but possibly unsuitable as the rain continues and the rivers rise. Coasteering in not looking good with big swells, surf and high winds the only day may be Saturday as the wind turns Easterlies and the swell drops.