Dartmoor Area Over New Year

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Dartmoor Area Over New Year

Post by Daffers » Wed Dec 28, 2005 6:14 am

Can anyone tell me if there is going to be any (worth while) water in them there rivers from 30th Dec till 2nd Jan??

Even if ts just a bit of water to get the bottom on my boat wet.... Also want to test out my new paddles :-)

Have a good one, what ever your up to!!

Daffers :-D
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Post by JK » Wed Dec 28, 2005 8:50 am

I walked along the Upper Dart yesterday (Holne Bridge to Dartmeet) and the river was very low - you'd have trouble even scraping down it! Let's hope for rain!

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Post by Chas C » Wed Dec 28, 2005 9:20 am

The Metcheck forecast shows almost 2"'s of rain as follows.

Today = 18mm
Thu = 8mm
Fri = 19mm
Sat = 3mm

That may just be enough to raise the levels a bit for the weekend.

With huge surf also hitting the south coast on Sunday for a few days.

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Post by meatballs » Wed Dec 28, 2005 10:04 am

Hopefully be up for friday saturday, come home saturday night and party hard :)

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Post by Dom c » Wed Dec 28, 2005 10:06 am

it looks like it'll be snowing untill friday, then a bit of rain .. Don't get your hopes up too much..

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Post by meatballs » Wed Dec 28, 2005 10:31 am

Whats the best town to check the weather for dartmoor? I currently use exeter but its not ideal! :) Some of the surf looks a bit mad, but wind looks pretty bad :(

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Post by buck197 » Wed Dec 28, 2005 11:59 am

I hate to be the messenger of doom but another glorious bone dry day with the sun shining. The local weather forecast for Plymouth is some rain tomorrow(Thursday) but I think it will need a great deal to get the rivers up and working.

I HOPE I'M WRONG!!!!!!!!!

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Post by Chas C » Wed Dec 28, 2005 12:39 pm

12:00 2 °c -3 °c 463 m 0.1 mm 100 % 10 mph
15:00 2 °c -4 °c 428 m 2.2 mm 100 % 13 mph
18:00 2 °c -4 °c 504 m 5.3 mm 100 % 14 mph
21:00 1 °c -4 °c 573 m 1.2 mm 100 % 16 mph
0:00 1 °c -3 °c 1,453 m 2.2 mm 100 % 17 mph

Here's the forecast for today - its due to start this afternoon.

Also I can't count, today needs to read 11mm (I counted Friday am twice - durr).

Keep the updates coming from down west - please !!

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Post by buck197 » Wed Dec 28, 2005 2:08 pm

chas where are these forecasts for because its a beautiful sunny day in Devon so far, not a cloud on the horizon. Can't see rain for quite some time here. Need a new prayer mat as this ones completely duff!!!!!!!

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Post by meatballs » Wed Dec 28, 2005 4:03 pm

Keep the updates coming from down west - please !!

Chas
You planning on going down there sometime then chas?

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Post by Chas C » Wed Dec 28, 2005 5:59 pm

chas where are these forecasts for because its a beautiful sunny day in Devon so far

Well was using MetCheck - http://www.metcheck.com/V40/UK/FREE/tod ... e=Tiverton

Planet - We'd better start the rain dancing then - but its a bit on the cold side to strip down too much.

Meatballs - I was hoping to travel down on Saturday if the naked Hampshire rain dancing works.

Chas

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Post by Tom_Laws » Wed Dec 28, 2005 6:44 pm

Any idea what you'll be up to? A few of us yokels are planning a dash down the Erme and then the upper Dart on Saturday. 9am prompt I rekon!

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Post by AJC Box » Wed Dec 28, 2005 7:39 pm

Tonight's BBC forecast did not look promising. A warm front coming in tomorrow is likely to bring snow/sleet to the moors, but probably not a huge amount. Not much promised before the weekend, but on the positive side they don't always get it right. Realistically though, rivers are very low here at the moment so it will need a lot to make the Erme & Dart worthwhile.

The surf report looks encouraging though ......!

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Post by meatballs » Wed Dec 28, 2005 8:24 pm

Chas C wrote:chas where are these forecasts for because its a beautiful sunny day in Devon so far

Well was using MetCheck - http://www.metcheck.com/V40/UK/FREE/tod ... e=Tiverton

Planet - We'd better start the rain dancing then - but its a bit on the cold side to strip down too much.

Meatballs - I was hoping to travel down on Saturday if the naked Hampshire rain dancing works.

Chas
Dorset rain dancing commencing >< Might need paddling partners, as my sidmouth contact is non responsive, and everyone in kent is snowed in/doing the whole new years thing! :)

Otherwise I think surfing at kimmeridge might be on the cards :o

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Post by Davefr » Wed Dec 28, 2005 9:10 pm

Hey Chas-
The forecast I saw was for LOADS of rain on FRiday- then dropping for the rest of the w/e. Sheryl & I were planning to come down Friday - but not sure if the water levels will be up by then.
Saturday will be dropping- but how quick?

Let me know if you're around Friday.

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Post by Chas C » Thu Dec 29, 2005 7:18 am

Dave - Friday's rain is due mid/late morning so it may be too late for a day time paddle, but if your going down west just call me as I have nothing else to do (and shuttling the boss between shops is driving me mad !).

Meatballs - If you want to meet up on Friday/Saturday for some hopefully gr4 that's OK by me, PM me with your phone number.

Not sure if surfing at Kimmeridge will go - perhaps in the bay sheltered from the wind ??, Bournemouth sheltered by Boscombe Pier may be a better choice (Sunday ?).

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Post by Graham Bland » Thu Dec 29, 2005 7:42 am

Chas/ Dave
Andy and I aim for a civilized start (10:00 Dartmeet) and back on the road by 3pm. Some sort of party thing in the evening!

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Post by buck197 » Thu Dec 29, 2005 9:24 am

hey guys keep up the rain dances as we have some of those fluufy things in the sky but still no rain as yet. Things look more optimistic for the weekend if the forecast holds true.

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Post by expedted » Thu Dec 29, 2005 1:46 pm

its raining in plymouth/se cornwall!!

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Post by Bod » Thu Dec 29, 2005 2:11 pm

Snowing at Okehampton and dry in Exeter so don't get too excited yet.

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Post by Tom_Laws » Thu Dec 29, 2005 2:35 pm

http://www.metoffice.com/weather/europe ... mouth.html

the wind has begun it's swing round.

The edge of my seat is too sore now, I'm gonna go and do some evo-stick!

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Post by Daffers » Thu Dec 29, 2005 3:23 pm

You do worry me sometimes Tom!!!

So was packing my kite a good idea then??
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Post by Tom_Laws » Thu Dec 29, 2005 3:25 pm

Daffers wrote:You do worry me sometimes Tom!!!
Only some times.

Daffs, when/where are you gonna be? Its looking like we will be down for saturday in the Erme/Upper D kinda area.

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Post by Daffers » Thu Dec 29, 2005 10:45 pm

We are heading down Friday morning - some people are doing the Barle tommrow (Friday), but we wont make it. Not sure what rivers we are looking at thought o be honest. I'd of liked to of done the Barle - even though as far as I know, its a relatively easy river - it would of been a good river for me after my confidance was knocked at HPP....

I'll give you a bell Friday night - we are staying at the Plume of Feathers, if you know that place - if your about, pop in and say hello :-D
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Post by buck197 » Fri Dec 30, 2005 11:19 am

Well done guys and gals, its been raining since last night and is still raining now, my new baby will be getting wet this weekend for sure. Have a safe trip down to Devon and have a fabulous New Year.

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Levels?

Post by AlexN » Fri Dec 30, 2005 4:42 pm

Anyone know if the SW rivers have come up? Thinking of tomorrow.

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Post by Graham Bland » Fri Dec 30, 2005 6:06 pm

Chas was on the Dart today and told me the level was well up and should be over the ledge for Saturday. Nice way to see the year out
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