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
South-east IcelandSoutheasterly, veering westerly or southwesterly 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 at first. Good.6.64.93
BaileyCyclonic, becoming westerly or southwesterly, 5 to 7. Good, occasionally poor at first.64.48
FisherNorth 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9 at first, becoming variable 3 or 4. Good, occasionally poor at first.65.58
German BightNorth 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9 at first, becoming variable 3 or 4. Moderate or good.65.35
South UtsireNortherly 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 at first, becoming variable 3 or 4. Moderate or good.5.45.52
BiscayEasterly or northeasterly 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times in south. Moderate or good.54.54
FitzRoyEasterly or northeasterly 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times in southeast. Good.55.52
HebridesWest or southwest 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times. Moderate or good.54.18
MalinWest or southwest 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times. Moderate or good.54.42
RockallWest or southwest 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times. In west, good, occasionally moderate later. In east, good.54.57
DoggerNorth 5 to 7, becoming variable 3 or 4. Moderate or good.4.74.5
DoverNorth 5 to 7, becoming variable 3 or 4. Moderate or good.4.74.67
HumberNorth 5 to 7, becoming variable 3 or 4. In east, good. In west, good, occasionally moderate later.4.74.32
North UtsireNortherly 5 to 7, becoming variable 3 or 4. Moderate or good.4.74.28
ThamesNorth 5 to 7, becoming variable 3 or 4. Moderate or good.4.74.25
FortiesIn east, northerly 5 to 7, becoming variable 3 or 4. In west, northerly backing southwesterly 4 or 5. Moderate or good.4.64.84
VikingIn west, northerly backing southwesterly 4 or 5. In east, northerly 5 to 7, becoming variable 3 or 4. Moderate or good.4.64.66
FaeroesSouth, veering west or southwest, 5 or 6, becoming variable 3 or 4 at times. Moderate or good.4.54.42
Fair IsleSouth, veering west or southwest, 5 or 6, becoming variable 3 or 4 at times. Good.4.54.54
TrafalgarVariable 3 or 4, becoming northerly 5 or 6 in northwest. Moderate or good.4.55.42
CromartyVariable 3 or 4, becoming southwesterly 4 or 5, veering northwesterly later in north. Good.44.34
ForthVariable 3 or 4, becoming southwesterly 4 or 5. Good, occasionally poor at first.43.98
PlymouthEast or northeast 4 or 5, becoming variable 3 or 4. Moderate or good.44.78
PortlandEast or northeast 4 or 5, becoming variable 3 or 4. Moderate or good.44.71
ShannonVariable 3 or 4, becoming northerly 5 for a time in northwest. Good, occasionally moderate later.44.78
SoleVariable 3 or 4, becoming northerly 5 later in far west. Moderate or good.44.96
TyneNorthwest 4 or 5, becoming variable 3 or 4. Good, occasionally moderate later.43.98
WightEast or northeast 4 or 5, becoming variable 3 or 4. Moderate or good.44.64
FastnetVariable 3 or 4. Moderate or good.3.54.5
Irish SeaVariable 3 or 4. Moderate or good.3.54.2
LundyVariable 3 or 4. Moderate or good.3.54.5
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