The sun has carried on shining throughout the week in South Wales, with temperatures up at nearly 30 degrees. Those temperatures are due to drop over the next few days and we could see some rain returning to the region. This is good news for the river levels however as currently they're pretty low. This means you will need to asses every jump as the plunge pools could be too shallow.
With all the nice weather we've had, the land will also have dried out. This can have two important consequences; objects could have become loose in the dry soil and therefore at risk of falling into the river and making their way down with the water flow. It can also mean that if we have a heavy downpour, flashing could occur and cause very quick changes in the water levels and flow force.
The normal warning about safety equipment, including helmets, buoyancy aids and wetsuits still apply, even if the weather is warm.
We may see some acceptable conditions for Coasteering if you can find the right location on the South Wales coast. Friday the swell is almost certainly going to be too big and the wind too strong, but if you can find a sheltered bay on Saturday & Sunday you may be afforded enough protection from the wind and swell for the activity to run.
You will have to judge each location on it's own and take into account all of the conditions and the ability of the group before starting any Coasteering activity.
Friday could see some really good conditions for surfing, with the swell reaching around 6ft along the South Wales coast. The swell will drop a little moving into the weekend, but you could still find some 3ft - 4ft swell along certain places along the coast.
The biggest issue you may find with surfing the South Wales coast this weekend is the number of other people doing the same, so keep this in mind when picking your location. Also keep in mind there wind is still fairly strong so you need to get the balance of protection and swell right.
The nice weather has been bringing people from all over the place to South Wales and what better way to cool down and have a great time that joining in with some of our outdoor activities in the water. This weekend is no different, although the sun looks like it might be having a little bit of a break with Stag Parties and Hen Dos joining us from all over, including Cardiff, Swansea and Porthcawl.
We've also got some youth groups, scout groups and tourists who want to try something a little bit different on their breaks and get the pulse racing.