With forecasts of sunshine and warm weather set across Wales, Ceredigion and Pembrokeshire RNLI lifeguards return to their posts earlier than expected for the Bank Holiday weekend.

West Wales RNLI lifeguards will be returning to their posts earlier than usual this year as they join local surf lifesaving clubs to provide voluntary patrols on selected Ceredigion and Pembrokeshire beaches.

RNLI lifeguards will join volunteers from local surf lifesaving clubs to provide a voluntary safety patrol at New Quay between 10am and 6pm throughout the Bank Holiday weekend.

Philip Davies, RNLI Lifeguard Manager said: ‘After the recent spell of bad weather the sunshine and warm temperatures will be welcomed across the country. Because of the forecast, RNLI lifeguards will be joining local Surf Lifesaving Clubs in New Quay, Newgale, Whitesands and Freshwater West to provide voluntary safety patrols on the beaches throughout the weekend.

'It’s great to see the sun shining; however sea temperatures are still very cold and we advise anyone venturing in or onto the water to come prepared with a good wetsuit. While it’s good to see people enjoying the beaches, we’d encourage you to make sure you have the right kit to keep warm.’ As well as providing voluntary safety service on New Quay beach this weekend, the charity’s lifeguards will be working with New Quay RNLI lifeboat crew, Ceredigion County Council and local companies to provide kayaking safety workshops in the town on Saturday. The charity’s lifeguards and lifeboat crew will take part in staged scenarios, safety sessions and advising the public on kayak safety from 3pm.