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.

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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
FisherWesterly or northwesterly 5 or 6, occasionally 7 later. Good, occasionally moderate.65.93
FortiesNorthwest 5 or 6, occasionally 7 later. In west, good, becoming moderate or poor later. In east, good.65.8
VikingNorth or northwest 5 to 7. Good.65.55
German BightIn north, westerly or northwesterly 5 or 6, occasionally 7 later. In south, westerly or northwesterly 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times. Good.5.56.01
CromartyNorthwest 4 or 5, occasionally 6. In southeast, good. In northwest, good, becoming moderate or poor later.55.68
DoggerNorthwest 4 or 5, occasionally 6. Good.55.83
DoverWesterly or northwesterly 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times. Good, becoming moderate or poor later.55.33
Fair IsleNorth 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times. Good, occasionally moderate.55.58
ForthNorthwest 4 or 5, occasionally 6. In north, good, occasionally moderate. In south, good.55.54
HumberWesterly or northwesterly 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times. Good.55.38
North UtsireMainly northerly or northwesterly, 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times. Good.55.53
South UtsireMainly northerly or northwesterly, 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times. Good.55.46
ThamesWesterly or northwesterly 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times. Good.55.3
WightWesterly or northwesterly 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times. Good.55.16
ShannonVariable 3 or 4, becoming southeasterly 5 to 7 later. Good.4.74.52
FitzRoyIn southeast, northerly or northeasterly, 4 or 5, occasionally 6 in far southeast, becoming variable 3 later in northwest. In northwest, northwesterly backing southerly, 3 or 4, increasing 5 to 7 later. Good, occasionally moderate.4.64.71
BaileyNorthwest backing west or southwest, 4 or 5. Good, occasionally moderate.4.55.47
FaeroesWest or northwest, 4 or 5. Good.4.55.81
TyneNorthwest 4 or 5. Good.4.55.47
SoleIn west, northwesterly backing southerly, 3 or 4, increasing 5 to 7 later. In east, northwesterly, backing southerly later, 3 or 4, increasing 5 at times. Good.4.44.27
TrafalgarVariable 3 or 4 in west, otherwise northerly 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times. Good.4.45.12
RockallIn southeast, variable 3 or 4, becoming southeasterly 5 to 7 later. In northwest, northwesterly 4 or 5, becoming variable 3 or 4 later. Good, occasionally moderate.4.35.45
FastnetNorthwesterly, backing southerly later, 3 or 4, increasing 5 at times. Good.44.78
HebridesNorthwesterly 4 or 5, becoming variable 3 or 4 later. In north, good. In south, good.45.58
Irish SeaNorthwesterly 4 or 5, becoming variable 3 later in south. Good.45.26
LundyNorthwesterly, 3 or 4, increasing 5 at times. Good.44.85
MalinNorthwesterly 4 or 5, becoming variable 3 or 4 later. Good.45.61
PlymouthWesterly or northwesterly, becoming variable later, 3 or 4, occasionally 5 at first. Good.44.35
PortlandWesterly or northwesterly, becoming variable later, 3 or 4, occasionally 5 at first. Good.44.95
South-east IcelandVariable 3 at first in west, otherwise northwesterly backing westerly, 4 or 5. Good.45.01
BiscayIn north, westerly or northwesterly, becoming variable later, 3 or 4, occasionally 5 at first. In south, variable 3 or 4. Good.3.83.87
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