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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 20.12 📟 – Launch 46/18

May 20th, 2018

Our volunteers launched our Atlantic 85 at the request of UK Coastguard. National Coastwatch Institution - Porthcawl had been monitoring a group of four Stand Up Paddleboarders and were concerned for some of the group

Shout 12.46 📟 – Launch 45/18

May 20th, 2018

UK Coastguard requested the launch of our Atlantic 85 to a speedboat which had broken down near Kenfig Patches with four adults and four children onboard. The vessel was taken under tow and towed back

Shout 21.28 📟 – Launch 43+44/18

May 19th, 2018

UK Coastguard requested the launch of our lifeboats after clothes were found folded alongside Ogmore river and there was a report someone had left the pub and gone for a swim. South Wales Police and our lifeboats conducted a

Shout 20.01 📟 – Launch 41+42/18

May 18th, 2018

UK Coastguard requested the launch of our lifeboats to recover a person from the water off Porthcawl seafront. Casualty care was administered by the crew onboard the lifeboat and then passed onto the ambulance service