Gorge Walking, Gorge Scrambling, Canyoning South Wales, Cardiff, Swansea, Brecon Beacons Conditions Report 05.03.2020 - Looking very good for river levels at the moment for all gorge activities including walking, scrambling and Canyoning. The Mellte river is .44 meters high at the moment which is perfect for all the events. There is rain due from Sunday onwards which may push river levels higher but definitely looking good for the weekend. The main issue is the debris in the rivers caused by the recent storms. There is a lot of tree debris and rock fall in the gorge and canyon areas. Extreme caution must be taken to avoid river debris and strainers caused by the debris. The rivers will also be flowing in conjunction with the new hazards so a heightened risk in the water cause. There are constant reports on the SWOAPG website informing of new hazards on the gorge sites.
Coasteering Cardiff, Swansea, Porthcawl, South Wales predicted weekly report 05.03.2020 - Coasteering in Cardiff, Swansea and around South Wales will be affected by stormy seas and strong winds again this week, on the coastal areas in South Wales. Rough seas will mean unsuitable conditions for coasteering for most parts on the South Coast but still available in West Wales towards St Davids.
WIND -Thursday 05th March 23 NE / Friday 06th March 23 NW / Saturday 7th March 36 SW / Sunday 8th March 32 SW / Monday 9th March 30 SW / Tuesday 10th March 42 SW / Wednesday 11th March 30 SW / Thursday 12th March .As you can see the wind is coming from all directions and varied directions, the word really is unpredictable so a daily check will have to be carried out. RAIN FALL - Wet on Thursday morning, Friday and Sunday through to Thursday will wet and dry periods throughout the days .
SEA STATE and SWELL - Rough Seas again this week with high gusty swirling winds coming in from all directions but mainly from the South West up and through the Channel. Calmest day will be Thursday with North Westerly winds in the region.
SWELL and SURF FORECAST Thursday 05th March 2020 5ft/ Friday 06th March 2020 8ft / Saturday 07th March 8ft / Sunday 08th March 12 ft / Monday 09th March 2020 11ft / Tuesday 10th March 2020 10ft /Wednesday 11th March 2020 12ft / Thursday 12th March 2020
HIGH TIDE - Thursday 05th March - 2.37pm / 7.61 meters WATER TEMPERATURE - 9 DEGREES https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/public/weather/forecast/gcjqmsw80
RIVER LEVEL and TEMPERATURE - 0.52 meters high and 6 Degrees (http://rloi.naturalresources.wales/ViewDetails?station=4121)
EXPECTED RIVER LEVEL OVER NEXT 72 HOURS - 0.52 -meters - 1 meters
Summary Conditions Report for Outdoor Activities in South Wales 5th March 2020- Gorge walking, gorge scrambling and Canyoning outdoor activity events are all looking suitable for the next few days. River levels are good and the waterfalls in the Brecon Beacons are in full flow. May have to watch rainfall over weekend and into next week to monitor levels again. Coasteering close to Cardiff and Swansea is looking unsuitable due to high winds, large swells and rough seas.