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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

Launch 108/18 – 📟 10.30

November 25th, 2018

Whilst on training exercise our volunteer crew onboard our Atlantic 85 lifeboat were flagged down by a windsurfer to the east of Hutchwns Point. He was experiencing difficulties due to the tide and wind conditions

Launch 106+107/18 – 📟 16.32

November 23rd, 2018

Both lifeboats launched on service to conduct a search. All resolved and lifeboats were stood down and returned to station.

Launch 105/18 – 📟 13.40

November 4th, 2018

Porthcawl's Atlantic 85 lifeboat was launched following a report of persons cut off by the tide at Newton Point. UK Coastguard had been alerted to the incident by Porthcawl NCI who had seen someone attempting

Launch 103+104/18 – 📟 09.27

October 29th, 2018

Our volunteers launched both lifeboats to conduct a search and assist with a multi-agency incident.