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Current Wind direction

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Current temperature

15.9

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Adjusted for British Summer Time when applicable

190

people die

around the UK and Ireland coast each year. Know what to do: #RespectTheWater

80

lifeboat launches

at Porthcawl in 2016. The busiest RNLI inshore lifeboat station in Wales! Know what to do: #RespectTheWater

60%

rnli lifeguard incidents

involve rip currents. Know what to do: #RespectTheWater

12°C

average UK sea temp

cold water shock occurs below 15°C. Know what to do: #RespectTheWater

Know the risks:

risk-shock

The temperature of our waters can steal the air from your lungs and leave you helpless in seconds.

risk-intowater

Around half the people who drown slip, trip or fall into the water. They don’t expect to get wet.

risk-rip

Our waters are dangerously unpredictable with waves, tides and hidden currents that can catch you out.

Latest Shouts in Porthcawl

Shout 16.54 📟 – Launch 52/17

August 9th, 2017

Our Atlantic 85 was launched to a multi agency incident involving a despondent male. Our volunteer crew members were out for a total of nearly 6 hours (which included 2 crew changes) and were stood

Shout 16.22 📟 – Launch 50+51/17

August 8th, 2017

Atlantic 85 and D Class lifeboats were launched on service following a report of 2 people in separate dinghy's drifting out to sea from Newton beach. The Atlantic 85 was first on scene and located

Shout 10.36 📟 – Launch 49/17

August 5th, 2017

Our Atlantic 85 lifeboat was launched to assist a sailing yacht with three people onboard approximately 1 mile South of Nash Point. The yacht had made a Pan Pan call as its sail had ripped

Shout 13.10 📟 – Launch 48/17

July 31st, 2017

UK Coastguard requested the launch of our Atlantic 85 lifeboat following a Mayday call from a motor cruiser on passage between Cardiff and Swansea. The vessel was taking on water with the source of ingress