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Current Wind direction

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Rainfall Today

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Current temperature

15.9

°C

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 19.53 📟 – Launch 97/18

September 23rd, 2018

Our volunteers were paged by UK Coastguard to locate and assist a yacht with two people onboard which was struggling against the tide and had lost power off Nash Point. Due to the power issues

Shout 14.45 📟 – Launch 96/18

September 2nd, 2018

Atlantic 85 lifeboat was launched on service under the command of our newest helm, Sam Williams who had passed his helm assessment just 20 hours prior to being paged. The lifeboat was launched to a

Shout 06.53 📟 – Launch 95/18

September 2nd, 2018

UK Coastguard requested the attendance of our crew to provide casualty care for a person who had fallen at the slipway at Porthcawl Harbour. The crew provided casualty care and assisted Welsh Ambulance Service paramedics

Shout 01.41 📟 – Launch 94/18

August 21st, 2018

Our D Class lifeboat was launched in the early hours to a report of a person in the water at Trecco Bay. Upon arrival on scene information was received that South Wales Police had located