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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

RNLI Shout 18.48 📟

May 25th, 2017

UK Coastguard requested the launch of our D Class lifeboat following a report of 10 persons cut off by the tide on a bank of the Ogmore River near the sewage works. Our volunteer crew

RNLI Shout 17.16 📟

May 21st, 2017

Our D Class was launched following concerns by lifeguards at Sandy Bay for a kite surfer. The lifeguards no longer had visual and he had been out of sight for some time. Porthcawl NCI also

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