Fantasy Shipping Forecast

How it works

Using the daily 0048 Shipping Forecast from BBC Radio 4, we take the average of each gale force mentioned for an area to determine that area's score. Pick a dream team of five sea areas, and your team's score will be the average of the scores of those regions, both daily and weekly.

If you want to organise a tournament, just ask your friends for their team names and use the box below to generate a leaderboard table whenever you like.

Check your progress

If you're already playing and want to check on your team, enter its name below. (If you're playing a tournament against friends, you can enter a comma-separated list of team names instead, to get a leaderboard.)

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Built in March 2012 by Kevan Davis (@kevan)
See also: Radio 4b
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RegionToday's ForecastToday's ScoreWeekly Average
TrafalgarNorth 5 to 7. Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.65
DoverNortheasterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6. Moderate or good, occasionally poor.54.72
South-east IcelandEasterly or southeasterly veering southerly or southwesterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 in west. Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.54.56
FitzRoyIn south, northerly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 in far southeast. In north, northerly 4 or 5. Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.4.84.66
ThamesIn north, northeasterly 4 or 5. In south, northeasterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6. Moderate or good.4.84.79
HumberIn east, northeasterly 4 or 5. In west, northeasterly 4 or 5. Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.4.54.67
SoleNortherly 4 or 5. Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.4.54.11
WightIn east, northeasterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6. In west, mainly northeasterly, 3 or 4, occasionally 5. In north, moderate or good. In south, mainly good.4.54.57
BaileyVariable 4. Moderate or good.44.28
BiscayMainly northerly 3 or 4, occasionally 5 in far northwest. Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.44.3
FaeroesSoutheast 4 or 5, becoming variable 3 or 4. Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.44.51
Fair IsleMainly southeasterly 3 or 4, occasionally 5 in south. Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.44.51
FastnetMainly east or northeast 3 or 4, occasionally 5. In east, mainly good. In west, moderate or good.44.05
German BightIn north, easterly or northeasterly 3 or 4. In south, northeasterly 4 or 5. Moderate or good.44.48
HebridesVariable 4. Moderate or good.44.42
Irish SeaMainly east or northeast 3 or 4, occasionally 5. Poor or very poor, occasionally moderate.44.16
LundyMainly east or northeast 3 or 4, occasionally 5. Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.44.12
MalinVariable 4. Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.44.48
North UtsireMainly northerly 3 or 4, occasionally 5. Moderate or good.43.78
PlymouthMainly northeasterly, 3 or 4, occasionally 5. In east, moderate or good. In west, moderate or good, occasionally very poor.44.07
PortlandMainly northeasterly, 3 or 4, occasionally 5. Moderate or good.44.21
VikingIn west, mainly easterly 3 or 4. In east, mainly northerly 3 or 4, occasionally 5. Moderate or good.3.84.02
CromartyMainly easterly or northeasterly 3 or 4. Moderate or good.3.54.29
DoggerMainly easterly or northeasterly 3 or 4. Moderate or good.3.54.26
FisherEasterly or northeasterly 3 or 4. Moderate or good.3.54.35
ForthMainly easterly or northeasterly 3 or 4. Moderate or good.3.54.11
FortiesMainly easterly or northeasterly 3 or 4. Moderate or good.3.54.22
RockallVariable or north 3 or 4. Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.3.54.35
ShannonVariable or north 3 or 4. Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.3.54.21
South UtsireMainly easterly or northeasterly 3 or 4. Mainly good.3.54.14
TyneMainly easterly or northeasterly 3 or 4. Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.3.54.04
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