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
FortiesSouthwesterly 6 to gale 8, veering westerly or northwesterly 5 to 7. Good, occasionally poor.6.55.96
North UtsireSouthwesterly 6 to gale 8, veering westerly or northwesterly 5 to 7. Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.6.55.21
South UtsireSouthwesterly 6 to gale 8, veering westerly or northwesterly 5 to 7. Moderate or good.6.56.07
VikingSouthwesterly 7 or gale 8 in southeast at first, otherwise westerly or northwesterly 5 or 6. Good, occasionally poor at first.6.55.5
FisherSouthwest 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8, veering northwest 5 or 6. Good, occasionally poor.6.25.82
ForthSouthwest 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8, veering northwest 5 or 6, decreasing 4 later. Good, occasionally poor.5.85.33
TrafalgarIn east easterly or southeasterly 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 in far southeast, in west cyclonic 4 or 5. Moderate or good.5.85.84
South-east IcelandNortherly 5 to 7, veering easterly 5 or 6 in west later. Good, occasionally poor.5.75.35
Irish SeaSouthwest 6 to gale 8 veering northwest 5 or 6, then east 4 or 5 later. Moderate or good.5.65.48
BaileyWesterly or northwesterly 5 or 6, occasionally 7 at first, becoming variable 4 later. Good, occasionally poor.5.55.35
FastnetSouthwest veering northeast, 5 or 6. Moderate or good.5.55.4
HebridesWesterly or northwesterly 5 or 6, occasionally 7 at first, becoming variable 4 later. Moderate or good.5.55.35
LundySouthwest veering northeast, 5 or 6. Moderate or good.5.55.21
RockallIn south, northerly veering southeasterly 5 or 6. In north, westerly or northwesterly 5 or 6, occasionally 7 at first, becoming variable 4 later. Moderate or good.5.55.54
ShannonNortherly veering southeasterly 5 or 6. Good.5.55.57
DoggerSouthwest 5 to 7, veering northwest 5 or 6, decreasing 4 later. Good occasionally poor.5.44.94
German BightSouthwest 5 to 7, veering northwest 5 or 6, decreasing 4 later. Good, occasionally poor.5.45.01
TyneSouthwest 5 to 7, veering northwest 5 or 6, decreasing 4 later. Good, occasionally poor.5.44.87
CromartyWest or northwest 5 to 7, decreasing 4 later. Good, occasionally poor.5.35.11
FaeroesWesterly or northwesterly 5 to 7, decreasing 4 in southwest later. Good, occasionally poor.5.35.18
Fair IsleWesterly or northwesterly 5 to 7, decreasing 4 in southwest later. Good, occasionally poor.5.35.26
FitzRoyCyclonic, but mainly southerly in east, 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first. Good, occasionally poor.55.25
HumberSouthwesterly 5 or 6, veering northeasterly 4 or 5. Good, occasionally poor.54.64
MalinWesterly or northwesterly 5 or 6, becoming variable 4 later. Moderate or good.55.25
PlymouthSoutherly or southwesterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first. Good, occasionally poor later.55.04
PortlandSoutherly or southwesterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first. Good, occasionally poor.54.98
SoleCyclonic, but mainly southerly in east, 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first. Moderate or good.55.38
ThamesSouthwesterly 5 or 6, veering northeasterly 4 or 5. Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.54.64
WightSoutherly or southwesterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first. Good, occasionally poor later.54.84
DoverSoutherly or southwesterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first, veering northeasterly 4 later in north. Good, occasionally poor.4.74.5
BiscaySoutherly or southeasterly 4 or 5, becoming variable 3 for a time. Moderate or good.44.5
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