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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

RNLI Shout 11.46 📟

May 17th, 2017

Our volunteers launched both lifeboats to provide casualty care and assist our colleagues from Porthcawl Coastguard team with a casualty at Sker Point. The casualty had fallen and sustained head injuries. Our volunteers provided casualty

RNLI Shout 20.41 📟

May 10th, 2017

Our crew onboard the Atlantic 85 lifeboat were diverted from their training exercise yesterday evening and tasked by UK Coastguard to conduct a search of the area between Sker Point and the long arm at

RNLI Shout 20.23 📟

May 9th, 2017

Our volunteers were paged by UK Coastguard following concerns for an elderly gentlemen with dementia reported missing from Trecco Bay Caravan Park. We were stood down before launching as the person was located safe and

RNLI Shout 19.22 📟

May 7th, 2017

UK Coastguard requested the launch of our Atlantic 85 following a report of a kite surfer in difficulty at Trecco Bay. The Porthcawl Coastguard team attended the incident and were unable to locate the kite