THE heatwave conditions felt across North Wales has meant a eventful day for local Coastguard teams.

Rhyl Coastguard Rescue Team were called to attend multiple incidents today, Thursday June 25, as the sunshine, offshore wind and busy beaches had the volunteer team working flat out across the afternoon as temperatures hit up to 30 C in some parts of the region.

They posted on social media that members of the public alerted them to various incidents including multiple inflatable dinghies and rings being blown out to sea, persons in the water in difficulty, a vessel run aground and a vessel making very little headway with tide, current and wind.

A spokesman for the team said: “The beaches at Rhyl and Prestatyn are not currently patrolled by RNLI Lifeguards North Wales. We want everyone to enjoy the sunshine and have a good time, but help us to help you by taking extra care at the beach.

“Welsh Government COVID-19 rules still apply and persons should only be travelling local. Those that are travelling local, please remember social distancing still applies – it’s easy to forget when you’re out having fun at the coast.

“If you are planning to go in the water – think first. It’s easy to get caught out by the sea, even if you are an experienced swimmer. Please don't swim alone, don’t take inflatables into the sea and keep a close eye on friends and family.”