Scuba Diving Conditions Report for South Wales, Cardiff, Swansea, Newport, Llanelli , Camarthen regions
ACTIVITIES - Scuba Diving, Sub Aqua, Scuba, Free Diving, Snorkelling
LOCAL AREA - South Wales, Cardiff CF105BZ , Porthcawl CF365DH , Swansea SA20AY , Bridgend CF311BB , Southerndown CF320RN , Newport NP202UW ,Ogmore by Sea CF320PH , Llantwitt Major , Oxwich Bay SA31LS , Aberavon SA12 6QP , Stackpole Quay SA715DZ , Llanelli SA154SG .
SITE LOCATION - Sker Beach, Limeslade Bay, langland Bay, Oxwich Bay, Stackpole Quay
WEATHER - Stormy weather this week especially on Friday and Saturday, very high winds and driving rain over the next couple of days. Heaviest rain fall on Friday with large water expected on Friday morning through to the afternoon. Rain through out the week and low temperatures ranging from 16 degrees to 12 degrees highest. http://www.bbc.co.uk/weather/2648385?day=2) (https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/public/weather/forecast/gcjqmsw80)
WIND - Very strong winds on Friday and Saturday, predominantly North Easterly on Friday and Westerly on saturday, ranging up to the 30 mph speeds. Leveling off through the week around 10-12mph and generally Westerly then changing on Wednesday and Thursday with winds up to 20 mph North Easterlies on Thursday.
SEA STATE and SWELL - The rougher seas in the area will be mainly on Saturday with big winds and big swells through the whole region. The biggest swell will be on Saturday up to 8 feet and with heavy high winds. The rest of the week should settle with mainly lighter westerly winds. (https://magicseaweed.com/Southerndown-Surf-Report/4321/)
SWELL and SURF FORECAST Friday 7th June 2019 2ft / Saturday 8th June 2019 8ft / Sunday 09th June 2019 3ft / Monday 10th June 2019 1ft / Tuesday 11th June 2019 2ft / Wednesday 12th June 3ft / Thursday 13th June 3ft
HIGH TIDE - FRIDAY 07th June 2019 - 9.52am / 9 meters
SCUBA DIVING CONDITIONS SOUTH WALES CARDIFF, SWANSEA, LLANELLI, CARMARTHENSHIRE
Weather has definitely turned for the worse over the past few days and will continue into next week. High winds and heavy rain will affect all areas along the South Wales coast for Scuba Diving with entrance and exit conditions becoming harder and possible unsafe in certain areas. Visibility will also be lacking after the wind, swell and rainfall . The better option would be to head inland to the protected scuba diving sites which are far more protected from the elements and visability will be better. We are running the PADI Open Water Diver programme accross the South Wales region and have several students now ready to go onto complete the four Open Water Qualifying dives for the full PADI Open Water Diver Certification. This will be held either on the coast if conditions are suitable or inland at dedicated diving facilities.