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 hot and dry week last week with record temperatures accross South Wales. This week is also looking dry and warm but not as hot. Temperatures up into the 20 degrees rather than the 30 degrees. Wind is also mainly moderate with the highest predicted up to 17 mph Westerlies on Tuesday. Quite settle and moderate warm and dry conditions. 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 – .20 Meters
GORGE WALKING, CANYONING, GORGE SCRAMBLING CARDIFF AND SWANSEA PREDICTED REPORT – All gorge activities will be acceptable this week with the only issue of rivers running low across the area. Really could do with a good downpour to get the rivers moving again. Lowest recorded levels of .18 meters this week and not looking to change. Gorge walking, Gorge Scrambling and Canyoning are all good, extra caution must be taken for debris from falling trees and stones with the dry conditions.
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 – Moderate throughout the week with mainly Westerly winds for most part of the week except for Monday next week. Main speed will be 15 mph Westerly dropping slighty and Friday and Easterly on Monday.
SEA STATE and SWELL – Wind will not really be an issue for the sea state this week as they are mainly moderate. The swell however will be as there is big swell predicted especially for Friday and then quite consistent through the week up to 4 feet. Friday may be epic with big surf and swell predicted and lighter winds. All beaches especially Westerly facing will be working to the max.
SWELL and SURF FORECAST Thursday 25 July 2019 6ft / Friday 26 July 2019 8ft / Saturday 27 July 2019 4ft /Sunday 28 July 3ft/ Monday 29 July 2019 2ft / Tuesday 23 July 2019 2ft / Wednesday 24 July 4ft / Thursday 25 July 2019
HIGH TIDE – Thursday 25 July 2019 – 12.25pm / 7.74 meters
COASTEERING CARDIFF, SWANSEA, PORTHCAWL, CARMARTHEN PREDICTED WEEKLY REPORT – This week is not looking good for Coasteering, the swell is big through the week which would make conditions unsuitable. The main day that may be good would be Monday when the swell is 2 feet and the winds are Easterly which could mean classic Coasteering conditions in the South Wales area.
OUTDOOR ADVENTURE ACTIVITIES CARDIFF, SWANSEA, PORTHCAWL, BRECON BEACONS, SOUTH WALES REPORT SUMMARY – Good conditions for Canyoning, Gorge Walking and Gorge Scrambling this week. Could do with some rain throughout the region to get the rivers in better flow but still acceptable river levels at this point. We have Michael and the group on their Stag weekend in Cardiff who are with us Canyoning on Saturday after a big week of Outdoor activities and events. Coasteering is not looking good until next week when there may be good conditions on Monday and possibly Tuesday. The surf is looking very good for the next few days with big swells and lighter winds.