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 13.35 📟 – Launch 77+78/17

November 5th, 2017

Both our D Class and Atlantic 85 lifeboat were launched on service to assist Coastguard and Police with an incident in the Southerndown area.

Shout 13.59 📟 – Launch 76/17

November 4th, 2017

D Class lifeboat was launched to a windsurfer who got into difficulty and was swept across Newton Point. The windsurfer managed to make it out onto the rocks. Whilst on scene a second wind surfer

Shout 13.11 📟 – Launch 75/17

November 2nd, 2017

The D Class lifeboat 'Jean Ryall' was launched on service at the request of UK Coastguard following a report of a person and a dog cut off by the tide at Rest Bay. The crew

Shout 14.45 📟 – Launch 73+74/17

November 1st, 2017

Both inshore lifeboats launched at the request of UK Coastguard to 2 people cut off by the tide near Nash Point. The Atlantic 85 was first on scene and established that due to the location