GORGE WALKING, GORGE SCRAMBLING AND CANYONING OUTDOOR ADVENTURE ACTIVITIES REPORT FOR SOUTH WALES, CARDIFF, SWANSEA BRECON BEACONS AREAS
WEATHER – The overall picture this week is for dryer and milder weather with a predominantly Easterly wind. Temperatures are up into the double figures at 11 – 10 degrees throughout the week but will feel colder with the Easterly winds especially Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday next week. Winds will pick up on these days to 20 mph feeling colder than the rest of the week before. Mainly dry everyday but may see rain on Thursday next week. http://www.bbc.co.uk/weather/2648385?day=2) (https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/public/weather/forecast/gcjqmsw80
RIVER LEVEL and TEMPERATURE – .45 meters high and 6 Degrees (http://rloi.naturalresources.wales/ViewDetails?station=4121)
EXPECTED RIVER LEVEL OVER NEXT 72 HOURS – .45 -meters – .40 meters
GORGE WALKING, GORGE SCRAMBLING, CANYONING CONDITIONS REPORT 27TH DECEMBER 2019 – The rain has eased off and the river levels has dropped to .45 meters on the Mellte River in the Brecon Beacons so conditions are perfect for Gorge Walking, Gorge Scrambling and Canyoning for the rest of the week. Epic conditions on all sites in the region especially on the Mellte and Sychryd rivers in the Brecon Beacons. Air temperature is also high so perfect conditions for all regions for all gorge events. As always the rivers will be cold so need to wear good thermal protection in the rivers.
WIND – Mainly Easterly winds this week and light over the weekend increasing on Tuesday to Thursday next week, Low winds Friday to Monday all all from an Easterly direction. Highest wind will be on Tuesday and Thursday up to 20 mph Easterly and Southerly.
SEA STATE and SWELL – Should be calm this week with offshore Easterly winds through the region. The only choppy day may be Thursday next week when the wind picks up to 22 mph Southerly which will whip up the sea surface for choppier conditions.
SWELL and SURF FORECAST Thursday 26 December ft/ Friday 27 December 2019 8ft / Saturday 28 December 2019 9ft /Sunday 29 December 9ft/ Monday 30 December 2019 7ft / Tuesday 31 December 2019 10ft / Wednesday 01st January 5ft / Thursday 02 January 2019 9ft
HIGH TIDE – Friday 27th December 2019 – 7.06pm / 9.15 meters WATER TEMPERATURE – 10 DEGREES
COASTEERING CARDIFF, SWANSEA, PORTHCAWL, CARMARTHEN PREDICTED WEEKLY REPORT – The weather is good and the wind is pretty perfect the issue is the swell. There is forecast big swells all week even though we have good Easterly winds. The inshore sea state on the cliffs will be rough due to the swell pushing onto the rocks. All swell levels are above 5 ft so might be unsuitable all week. If the swell drops then the coasteering conditions will start to look considerably better.
COASTEERING CARDIFF, SWANSEA, PORTHCAWL, CARMARTHEN PREDICTED WEEKLY REPORT – Fantastic week ahead for Mountain activities with milder Weather and flowing rivers at the perfect levels. All gorge walking, gorge scrambling and canyoning events will be perfect throughout the week. Unfortunately the Coasteering conditions are not looking as good but we will update as the week progresses on the swell and conditions.