GORGE WALKING, GORGE SCRAMBLING AND CANYONING OUTDOOR ADVENTURE ACTIVITIES REPORT FOR SOUTH WALES, CARDIFF, SWANSEA BRECON BEACONS AREAS
WEATHER – Mainly Dry from the next few days with possible rain on Thursday. Temperatures will be cooler on some days and feel a lot colder with the Easterly winds on certain days especially Tuesday and Wednesday. Winds will also be stronger on Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday and from varying directions. Strongest winds will be on Friday from the South Westerly direction. Coldest day may be Tuesday with lower temperatures and biting 26mph easterly wind. 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 – .32 meters
GORGE WALKING, GORGE SCRAMBLING, CANYONING CONDITIONS REPORT 31ST DECEMBER 2019 – Dry days have bought the river levels down to their lowest levels for some time at .36 meters and it looks like the weather is holding with dry days ahead. The rivers should stay at the lower level throughout the week but still with good flow at the .3 meter levels. Gorge walking, Gorge Scrambling and Canyoning are all looking very good for the next few days and through this week. Only day that may change is Thursday with rain coming in but not at significant levels. So good conditions for all gorge activities on the Mellte and Sychryd Rivers for the next few days ahead.
COASTEERING CARDIFF, SWANSEA, PORTHCAWL, CARMARTHEN PREDICTED WEEKLY REPORT 30th DECEMBER 2019 – Not looking good at all for coasteering, the winds are getting stronger and the inshore conditions rougher as the wind changes to Westerlies and Southerlies from the predominant Easterlies. Swell is consistently over 3 feet and on some day a lot higher. Conditions for entry and exit will be hazardous due to these factors even for the experienced. The only day may be Sunday when the wind and the swell may drop together to give all round better coasteering conditions. There will be updates as the conditions change.
SUMMARY CONDITIONS REPORT FOR OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES 30TH DECEMBER 2019 – Gorge walking, Gorge Scrambling and Canyoning are looking perfect for the next few days, flowing rivers at the right levels and clear skies ahead. Coasteering is not looking good with big swells, surf and higher winds predicted.
WIND – Mixed bag for the week ahead, Most the week will be Easterly winds up to 28 mph and feeling fresh and cold. The strongest winds from the East will be on Tuesday, Friday and Saturday and may see strong Southerly winds on Thursday. With the winds changing direction hard to predict the perfect direction but generally east. Wind should drop on Monday and Tuesday next week to more manageable teens.
SEA STATE and SWELL – West and South facing areas should see strong offshore winds and calmer sea states for the next few days while the wind is Easterly. As winds turn Southerly sea state could get choppier and more volatile in the region but generally still sea state inshore but may be choppier in the mid channel especially as the winds turn Southerly.
SWELL and SURF FORECAST Thursday 02 January 2020 6ft/ Friday 03 January 2020 14ft / Saturday 04 January 2020 5ft /Sunday 05 January 2020 4ft/ Monday 06 january 2020 4ft / Tuesday 07 January 2020 4ft / Wednesday 08 January 2020 ft / Thursday 09 January 2020 ft
HIGH TIDE – Tuesday 31 December 2019 – 9.37pm / 8.28 meters WATER TEMPERATURE – 9 DEGREES
OUTDOOR ACTIVITY CONDITIONS REPORT UPDATE 04TH JANUARY 2020 – Weather is still looking dry for the next few days with the odd spells of rain Monday, Tuesday and Thursday but not looking to heavy through the South Wales region. The river levels are on .40 meters at the monet on the river Mellte and the gorge walking, gorge scrambling and Canyoning activities are all looking perfect at the moment. The only issue maybe if the rivers go beyond the .6 meter level which could affect the Canyoning adversely on the top Clyn Gwyn Waterfalls. Otherwise the Gorge activities on the lower Sychryd and Mellte should be at the perfect levels. The wind is picking up to 20 – 40 mph Westerly and Southerly which will be affecting the sea conditions and subsequently the coasteering conditions. There are large swells and surf for the next few days so coasteering is definitely out of the question into next week. There is no real gap in the sea conditions so the best place to coasteer would be over to West Wales.