The RNLI is urging people to take extra care over the coming days as strong winds and large seas are expected during Storm Arwen.
With high winds and large seas anticipated today and tomorrow, the RNLI is urging people to exercise extreme caution if visiting the shoreline, especially along exposed cliffs, seafronts and piers.
The charity is asking people not to take unnecessary risks.
The RNLI is advising people to stay out of the water during these stormy conditions. Swimming in large waves and rough seas can be dangerous where currents can drag someone away from the shore and in addition to that, the rough weather can make it difficult to spot someone in the water should they get into difficulty.
Large waves can also make exiting the water difficult and increase the risk of injury.
While stormy conditions may be tempting to watch, it is important to remember the sea is very dangerous and unpredictable and big waves can easily knock you off your feet.
Kevin Rahill of the RNLI has been speaking to Midwest News Editor Teresa O’Malley about the need to be cautious around water in this weather....
B/A: If you think someone is in danger in or near the water, dial 999 or 112 and ask for the Coast Guard.