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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 18.45 📟 – Launch 14/18

February 18th, 2018

Both our lifeboats were launched on service at the request of UK Coastguard following reports of a person in the water at Sandy Bay. The casualty was located by our D Class lifeboat 'Porthcawl ILB' and taken

Shout 17.02 📟 – Launch 13/18

February 12th, 2018

Our volunteers launched our D Class lifeboat on service following reports of a person in the water at Sandy Bay. The casualty was rescued from the water by the crew. Porthcawl Coastguard and Police secured

Shout 18.13 📟 – Launch 11+12/18

February 4th, 2018

The volunteer crew were paged following a report of people potentially cut off by the tide and reported to be flashing a light somewhere between Ogmore Deeps and Southerndown. Both the Atlantic 85 and D

Shout 10.30 📟 – Launch 10/18

February 4th, 2018

The volunteer crew onboard our Atlantic 85 lifeboat were diverted from a training exercise to assist a motor boat with engine difficulties off the seafront at Porthcawl. The boat was taken under tow and into