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

Launch 6/20 – 📟 1.17pm

March 8th, 2020

Porthcawl's Atlantic 85 lifeboat was launched to assist with a multi agency incident in the Vale of Glamorgan area.

Launch 5/20 – 📟 1.09pm

March 7th, 2020

UK Coastguard tasked our volunteer crew to a windsurfer in difficulty in Newton Bay. The inital report had come from Porthcawl NCI. The D Class lifeboat was launched on service and located the casualty who

Launch 3+4/20 – 📟 6.02pm

February 13th, 2020

Our volunteer crew were tasked by UK Coastguard to a report 2 people were cut off by the incoming tide at Southerndown. The casualties were disorientated and unsure of their exact location. Both our Atlantic

Launch 2/20 – 📟 11.22am

February 5th, 2020

Our volunteer crew were tasked by UK Coastguard to assist a casualty who had fallen from a horse close to the waters edge near the Ogmore river mouth. Our crew were first to arrive on