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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

Launch 12/19 – 📟 1.42pm

March 19th, 2019

The D Class lifeboat was launched to a multi agency incident at Ogmore By Sea following a tasking request by UK Coastguard.

Launch 11/19 – 📟 11.50am

February 27th, 2019

Atlantic 85 launched to a broken down vessel off Nash Point. The lifeboat stood by to ensure the casualty vessel wasn’t dragging anchor and require further assistance until our colleagues from Barry Dock RNLI arrived on

Launch 9+10/19 – 📟 8.21am

February 21st, 2019

Both Porthcawl's Atlantic 85 and D Class lifeboats were tasked by UK Coastguard as part of a multi-agency search in the Porthcawl area.

Launch 7+8/19 – 📟 9.16am

February 14th, 2019

Both Porthcawl's Atlantic 85 and D Class lifeboats were tasked by UK Coastguard as part of a multi-agency search.