People are being urged to take extra care while enjoying the sunny weather on the region's coast.
The warning comes after the RNLI in Cullercoats were kept busy over the weekend.
Their crews were called out four times on Sunday, spending many hours at sea.
Ben Bradshaw, RNLI Cullercoats Helmsman said: ‘With such good weather on Sunday people tend to take to the water. We are here to save lives at sea and are always ready to respond.’