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Current Wind direction

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Current temperature

15.9

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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 4+5/19 – 📟 6.38pm

January 6th, 2019

Both Porthcawl's Atlantic 85 and D Class lifeboats were tasked by UK Coastguard to conduct shoreline and parallel track searches as part of a multi agency incident.

Launch 3/19 – 📟 3.39pm

January 5th, 2019

The Atlantic 85 lifeboat was launched on service following a report of a Stand Up Paddleboarder struggling in the rip current at the point in Rest Bay. Our colleagues at Porthcawl Coastguard were also tasked

Launch 2/19 – 📟 9.58am

January 5th, 2019

The D Class lifeboat was tasked by UK Coastguard to investigate an object in the water approximately half a mile south east of Porthcawl Point. The volunteer crew arrived on scene to find a log

Launch 1/19 – 📟 2.11pm

January 1st, 2019

The Atlantic 85 was launched on service, being tasked by UK Coastguard to conduct an expanding square search to the south of Porthcawl. The lifeboat conducted a thorough search of the area and found no