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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 19.28 📟 – Launch 78/18

July 15th, 2018

UK Coastguard paged our volunteer crew following a report they had received of persons stuck on the cliffs near Southerndown. Once the lifeboat arrived on scene the crew established the persons were experienced climbers using

Shout 19.28 📟 – Launch 77/18

July 15th, 2018

Atlantic 85 launched following a report made to UK Coastguard of a jet ski which had overturned and was being towed another jet ski. Upon arriving at the scene in Newton Bay it was established

Shout 19.01 📟 – Launch 76/18

July 14th, 2018

Our volunteers were paged by UK Coastguard following a report they'd received from Porthcawl NCI of two people cut off by the tide in Dunraven Bay, with an hour still to go until high water.

Shout 16.48 📟 – Launch 75/18

July 14th, 2018

Our volunteers were paged by UK Coastguard to rescue a person in the water off Newton Point. The casualty had been swept by the current around the point from Trecco Bay and was being assisted