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 , Llantwit 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 - Big week of weather ahead with strong gale force winds on the way and stormy conditions. The best day will be Thursday with light Easterly winds and dry clear weather with temperatures up to 19 degrees. Friday and Saturday will also both ebe dry and sunny but the difference is there will be strong gale force winds from the East up to 35mph which will also feel cold in the dry clear skies. Sunday and Monday the winds will drop to around 20 mph and Change to a Southerly direction but Sunday through to Wednesday may see spells of heavy rainfall especially on Monday. Temperatures will still be up to 18 degrees but feeling colder in the wind and rain. http://www.bbc.co.uk/weather/2648385?day=2) (https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/public/weather/forecast/gcjqmsw80)
WIND - Big week of wind ahead, Thursday will be quiet with settled Easterly winds, Friday will pick up considerably with winds up to 35mph and the same on Saturday coming from the East. Sunday and Monday will drop to 20mph but then pick back up to gale force on Tuesday and possibly Wednesday. Wind direction will change to Southerly and Westerly from Sunday onwards.
SEA STATE and SWELL - Sea state will be calm on Thursday and calm on inshore waters on Friday and Saturday even with the high winds as the direction will be offshore for most inshore areas. As the wind turns to Southerly and Westerly the conditions will change dramatically and the sea will become rougher especially on Tuesday and Wednesday as the wind gets higher and so does the swell up to 11 foot on Tuesday.
SWELL and SURF FORECAST Thursday 19 September 2019 2ft / Friday 20 September 2019 2ft / Saturday 21 September 2019 1ft /Sunday 22 September 4ft/ Monday 23 September 2019 4ft / Tuesday 24 September 2019 11ft / Wednesday 25 September 9ft / Thursday 26 September 2019
HIGH TIDE - Thursday 19 September 2019 - 9.51am / 8.79meters WATER TEMPERATURE - 16 DEGREES
SCUBA DIVING WALES, SOUTH WALES CARDIFF, SWANSEA, LLANELLI, CARMARTHENSHIRE - From Friday onwards the scuba diving conditions will be changing dramatically. Strong winds, heavy rain, big swells, big surf and stormy sea's will make the diving conditions in the area unsuitable for all levels of diver even the most experienced. The visibility will also be highly affected with the stormy conditions blowing out any visibility that may have held over the past few days. Definitely a time to head inland to protected sites from the conditions.
PADI Open Water Diver, PADI Advanced Open Water Diver, PADI Rescue Diver courses and PADI Divemaster - With the poor diving conditions the better option will be to head inland to the several dive sites scattered through the country. We are in the process of training our PADI Open Water Diver students for their full qualification to be able to dive anywhere in the world to 18 meters. We are also teaching the PADI Advanced and Rescue diver courses as well as the on going Divemaster which runs continuous throughout the duration of the course and year.