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.

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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
BaileyWesterly or northwesterly backing southwesterly 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 at first. Good, becoming moderate or poor for a time.6.66.55
CromartySoutherly or southwesterly veering northwesterly 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8. In south, moderate, occasionally very poor, becoming good. In north, good.6.65.91
FortiesSoutherly or southwesterly veering northwesterly 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8. Good.6.66.1
North UtsireSoutherly or southwesterly veering northwesterly 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8. Good.6.66.31
South UtsireSoutherly or southwesterly veering northwesterly 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8. Good.6.65.87
South-east IcelandCyclonic becoming southerly 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8. Good, becoming moderate or poor for a time.6.66.25
VikingSoutherly or southwesterly veering northwesterly 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8. Moderate or good.6.66.49
Fair IsleSouthwesterly veering northerly 6 to gale 8, perhaps severe gale 9 later, decreasing 5 or 6, then becoming variable 4 in west. Moderate or poor, becoming good.6.36.32
HebridesIn southeast, westerly or northwesterly 6 to gale 8, becoming variable 4. In northwest, westerly or northwesterly backing southwesterly 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 at first. Good.6.36.22
DoggerSouthwest veering northwest 5 to 7. Moderate, occasionally very poor.65.71
FaeroesSouthwesterly veering northerly 6 to gale 8, becoming variable 4, then southerly 5 to 7 in west later. Good, becoming moderate or poor for a time.66.6
FisherSouthwest veering northwest 5 to 7. Good, becoming moderate or poor for a time.65.89
ForthSouthwest veering northwest 5 to 7. Good, becoming moderate or poor for a time.65.72
German BightSouthwest veering northwest 5 to 7. Moderate or good.65.7
TyneSouthwest veering northwest 5 to 7. Good, becoming moderate or poor for a time.65.63
MalinWest veering northwest 5 to 7, becoming variable 4 later. Moderate or good.5.35.83
RockallWest or northwest 5 to 7, backing southwest 4 or 5. Moderate or poor, becoming good.5.26.02
HumberSouth veering north 4 or 5, occasionally 6. Moderate or poor, becoming good.55.04
Irish SeaSouthwest veering north 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first. Good.54.76
ThamesSouth veering north 4 or 5, occasionally 6. Good.54.65
FitzRoyIn south, variable 4, becoming northerly or northeasterly 5 or 6. In north, variable 4, becoming northerly or northeasterly 5. Moderate or poor, becoming good.4.85.02
BiscayVariable 4, becoming northerly 5 in northwest later. Moderate or good.4.54.82
FastnetSouthwest veering northwest 4 or 5. Good.4.54.5
LundySouthwest veering northwest 4 or 5. Good.4.54.5
ShannonMainly northwest 4, occasionally 5. Moderate or poor, becoming good.4.54.7
SoleVariable 4, becoming northerly or northeasterly 5. Good.4.54.5
TrafalgarMainly northerly 5 in east, otherwise variable 4. Good.4.54.97
DoverVariable 4 becoming west or southwest 4 or 5, veering north later. Moderate or good.4.34.19
PlymouthVariable 4 becoming west or southwest 4 or 5, veering north later. Moderate or good.4.34.65
PortlandVariable 4 becoming west or southwest 4 or 5, veering north later. Moderate or good.4.34.44
WightVariable 4 becoming west or southwest 4 or 5, veering north later. Moderate or good.4.34.29
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