You don’t want to be hit by flash floods whilst canyoning, so it’s very important you check the weather forecast before you head out. You should also be aware of local weather patterns especially in countries subject to monsoons.
Whether a canyon will actually flood depends on the weather, the size of the watershed, the surface, the slope and vegetation.
Warnings and signs of an impending Flash Flood.
The sound- you will hear something similar to a train, or a grinding noise.
The smell- It will smell like wetness or rain.
Water colour- you may notice a cnage in water colour, clarity, level and or temperature.