South Wales this weekend

Rest of the world
Post Reply
waverider73
Posts: 54
Joined: Wed Oct 31, 2007 8:56 am

South Wales this weekend

Post by waverider73 » Wed Aug 13, 2008 1:15 pm

Anything going on in South Wales this weekend looking for a paddle. Also does anyone know of any good Park and Play spots?
Cheers.

jmmoxon
Posts: 5766
Joined: Sat Sep 14, 2002 12:12 pm
Location: Sometimes Sunny Somerset
Has thanked: 6 times
Been thanked: 39 times
Contact:

Post by jmmoxon » Thu Aug 14, 2008 2:03 pm

This website is useful to see how much rain there has been in last 6 to 72 hours:

http://www.weatheronline.co.uk/aktuell/frame_WES.htm

Click on precip & GO

Mike

waverider73
Posts: 54
Joined: Wed Oct 31, 2007 8:56 am

Post by waverider73 » Fri Aug 15, 2008 9:57 am

ok cheers

User avatar
Pete the kayaker
Posts: 848
Joined: Fri Mar 19, 2004 5:04 pm

Post by Pete the kayaker » Fri Aug 15, 2008 10:19 am

It looks very useful, but this site seems to give rainfall in l/m² (Litres per square metre).

Pardon my ignorance (& laziness), but does anyone know how this compares to the mm or inches reading of a standard rain gauge? (Is there a conversion table?)

TIA
*Fringe Extremist*

benscholes
Posts: 7
Joined: Fri Aug 15, 2008 12:40 pm
Location: S.Wales

Post by benscholes » Fri Aug 15, 2008 12:45 pm

Rhondda is on a good level today but not been as far up to brecon beacons. I imagine the mellte etc.. should all be working today. Everything was up yesterday.
Looks like more rain on the way too.

Rumour has it there is a decent play wave on the cynon somewhere but i'm not to sure. Just upstream from the confluence with the taff i think. I've never been tho.
Clydach (from ynysbwl) is a good little run in high water levels. You can walk the bank and do it over and over again. Not been in a while so take care for trees!

waverider73
Posts: 54
Joined: Wed Oct 31, 2007 8:56 am

Post by waverider73 » Fri Aug 15, 2008 3:18 pm

Cheers Ben
Will have a look at the Cynnon this weekend, have you heard much about the spot at Morriston?

jmmoxon
Posts: 5766
Joined: Sat Sep 14, 2002 12:12 pm
Location: Sometimes Sunny Somerset
Has thanked: 6 times
Been thanked: 39 times
Contact:

Post by jmmoxon » Fri Aug 15, 2008 4:10 pm

1 litre = 100mm x 100mm x 100mm = 1000mm x 1000mm x 1mm

ergo 1 litre/square metre = 1mm deep

(it took me a while to work that out too).

I imagine the Mellte was paddleable but not really 'working' today, but plenty more rain forecast over weekend.

Llyn Brianne was running Thurs am, so probably will again over weekend.

Mike

chud
Posts: 307
Joined: Tue Oct 24, 2006 2:28 pm
Location: Reading

Post by chud » Fri Aug 15, 2008 5:20 pm

The weatheronline site also has gauge readings in a barchart (choose location from the list on the right, select 'history' under the chart and 'precipitation' from the dropdown menu, use the red bookmark link to avoid faff later), eg. Mumbles and Sennybridge. Gives a longer history too for what its worth.

The people at swansea canoes might be worth asking about the morriston spot as its virtually across the road from the shop.
Rich S

User avatar
pagetom79
Posts: 53
Joined: Thu Jan 10, 2008 7:30 pm

Post by pagetom79 » Fri Aug 15, 2008 9:19 pm

Hello,

Has any one seen or know what the levels are like on the mellte/ned etc or any others rivers around that area.

Do you think there will be water in them for a paddle on Sunday.

jmmoxon
Posts: 5766
Joined: Sat Sep 14, 2002 12:12 pm
Location: Sometimes Sunny Somerset
Has thanked: 6 times
Been thanked: 39 times
Contact:

Post by jmmoxon » Mon Aug 18, 2008 7:56 am

Most of the water ran off overnight Saturday, but was still enough to scrape down several rivers on Sunday. Looks like Monday eve or Tues am will also go.

Mike

User avatar
wonny j
Posts: 371
Joined: Tue Feb 07, 2006 5:32 pm
Location: Swansea

Post by wonny j » Mon Aug 18, 2008 9:51 am

Sorry I didn't see this earlier.

Mellte was at 5 on the gauge on Thursday which I think is just above a minimum level.
Jonny Williams

jmmoxon
Posts: 5766
Joined: Sat Sep 14, 2002 12:12 pm
Location: Sometimes Sunny Somerset
Has thanked: 6 times
Been thanked: 39 times
Contact:

Post by jmmoxon » Mon Aug 18, 2008 11:41 pm

Nant Clydach was just high enough to be worth a run tonight and I have seen film of Llyn Brianne being just runnable on Sunday too.

Mike

Crumble
Posts: 701
Joined: Wed Nov 16, 2005 11:03 am

Post by Crumble » Tue Aug 19, 2008 12:23 pm

We may be down this weekend...water dependant...otherwise N Wales, or Dart

jmmoxon
Posts: 5766
Joined: Sat Sep 14, 2002 12:12 pm
Location: Sometimes Sunny Somerset
Has thanked: 6 times
Been thanked: 39 times
Contact:

Post by jmmoxon » Tue Aug 19, 2008 6:56 pm

South Wales got another dowsing first thing this morning, so plenty of ground water about, but most runs do require rain just before you get on to bring them into condition.

Mike

User avatar
Tom_Laws
Posts: 8122
Joined: Mon Aug 09, 2004 8:37 am
Location: North Wales
Contact:

Post by Tom_Laws » Tue Aug 19, 2008 7:56 pm

Moxy, you about towards the end of the week? Me and Low are heading up through gods country. If there is lots of water I want to look at the Fall of Snow, you know the one I mean I'm sure.....

Tom

GLC GAV
Posts: 191
Joined: Mon Feb 28, 2005 11:00 am
Location: Nottingham/ Zooport (Newport)

Post by GLC GAV » Wed Aug 20, 2008 7:20 pm

Hey guys, ill be around for the weekend. Could do some paddling saturday. im well keen. pm me.

jmmoxon
Posts: 5766
Joined: Sat Sep 14, 2002 12:12 pm
Location: Sometimes Sunny Somerset
Has thanked: 6 times
Been thanked: 39 times
Contact:

Post by jmmoxon » Wed Aug 20, 2008 7:29 pm

Another 20mm of rain in South Wales today, so plenty of water around - easiest way to look at Sgwd yr Eira is to paddle down Mellte & walk up.

Unfortunately I was stuck on M5/A38 after accident closed M5.

cheers Mike

User avatar
MJC
Posts: 77
Joined: Sat Oct 15, 2005 6:50 pm
Location: South Wales

Post by MJC » Wed Aug 20, 2008 7:37 pm

If any of you toying with heading to South Wales on Thursday or Friday have room for one more i'm stuck in Cardiff watching all of the 'Manna' falling from the sky and everyone else i boat with is at work!
I'd love a blast down the Nedd Fechan/Mellte/Tawe, etc if you're headed that way.
Let me know.
Matt.

User avatar
Tom_Laws
Posts: 8122
Joined: Mon Aug 09, 2004 8:37 am
Location: North Wales
Contact:

Post by Tom_Laws » Thu Aug 21, 2008 12:49 am

GLC GAV wrote:Hey guys, ill be around for the weekend. Could do some paddling saturday. im well keen. pm me.
Dude, will be North, will get someone to text you...

Post Reply

Return to “Everywhere else”