Current Wind Speed

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Current Wind direction

WNW

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 14.27 📟 – Launch 68/17

September 4th, 2017

D Class lifeboat launched to rescue Susie the dog 🐶 who had got herself into a spot of bother and was stuck on the rocks at the entrance to Porthcawl Marina. She was cut off by the

Shout 17.03 📟 – Launch 67/17

August 27th, 2017

Atlantic 85 was launched to a report that 2 people were in difficulties at Ogmore By Sea. As the lifeboat was proceeding the duty RNLI lifeguards and Penybont SLSC lifeguards successfully carried out a rescue and got the casualties

Shout 11.59 📟 – Launch 66/17

August 27th, 2017

Atlantic 85 lifeboat was launched following a report to UK Coastguard by Porthcawl National Coastwatch. They had concerns for a group of kayakers off Irongate Point as one was capsized and unable to reboard his kayak. Once on

Shout 18.25 📟 – Launch 64+65/17

August 24th, 2017

UK Coastguard tasked Porthcawl lifeboat by making an 'immediate' call via VHF to proceed to Dunraven Bay. The lifeboat was still on scene at an earlier incident at Ogmore Deeps. Information from the first informant