A charity swim raising money for the RNLI has been postponed due to the poor weather forecast for this weekend. 

The annual RNLI Around the Mount open water swim had been due to take place on Saturday (July 1).

This sees people challenging themselves to swim 1.5 miles around St Michael's Mount in Mounts Bay, off Marazion. 

However, the forecast is predicting westerly to north-westerly winds and strong force 6 gusts, which organisers say are in excess of the safety parameters for an open water swimming event.

As a result the RNLI is holding off the event until later in the summer. It is expected to be rescheduled around late August or early September.

In total, 101 swimmers were due to take part in this year’s event, all of which have been told about the postponement.

The RNLI team organising the swim is now working with both the St Aubyn’s Estate and their own lifeguard team to secure a re-scheduled date.

Dave Nicoll, RNLI rundraising and partnership lead for the south west, said: "We are sure all the swimmers that were due to take part in this year’s swim will be disappointed with the postponement; however their safety is of paramount importance.

"One of the RNLI’s key water safety messages is for people to monitor and be aware of the weather forecasts and prevailing sea conditions, so given the strong wind forecast for this weekend we have made the call to postpone the event which will hopefully be rescheduled for later in the summer.

"We know people put a lot of training into preparing for this event along with the fundraising they do for the RNLI which is really appreciated, so we hope to be able to announce the rescheduled date soon."