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
DoggerNorthwesterly gale 8 to storm 10, backing westerly 5 or 6. Good.7.26.3
FisherCyclonic at first in east, otherwise northwesterly gale 8 to storm 10, backing westerly 5 or 6. Good, occasionally poor.7.26.35
FortiesNorthwest gale 8 to storm 10, backing southwest 5 or 6. Moderate or good.7.26.46
German BightNorthwesterly gale 8 to storm 10, backing westerly 5 or 6. Moderate or good.7.26.04
HumberNorthwesterly gale 8 to storm 10, backing westerly 5 or 6. Good, occasionally poor.7.26.27
ThamesNorthwest 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9, backing west 5. Good.76.23
Fair IsleWest or northwest 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 at first, backing south or southwest 6 to gale 8. Good, occasionally poor.6.86.54
MalinWest or northwest 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 at first, backing south or southwest 6 to gale 8. Good, becoming moderate or poor.6.86.96
South UtsireNorthwesterly 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9 at first, backing westerly 4, then backing southerly later 5 to 7, perhaps gale 8 later. Good.6.76.21
VikingNorthwesterly 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9 at first, backing westerly 4, then backing southerly later 5 to 7, perhaps gale 8 later. Moderate or good.6.76.16
BaileyWest or northwest 5 to 7, backing south or southwest 6 to gale 8. Good, occasionally poor.6.56.9
CromartyNorthwest 6 to gale 8, backing southwest 5 to 7. In south, good. In north, good.6.56.35
FaeroesWest or northwest 5 to 7, backing south or southwest 6 to gale 8. Good, occasionally poor later.6.56.47
ForthNorthwest 6 to gale 8, backing southwest 5 to 7. Good, occasionally poor.6.56.18
HebridesWest or northwest 5 to 7, backing south or southwest 6 to gale 8. Good.6.56.92
RockallWest or northwest 5 to 7, backing south or southwest 6 to gale 8. Good, occasionally poor.6.56.85
TyneNorthwest 6 to gale 8, backing southwest 5 to 7. Good, occasionally poor later.6.56.19
DoverNorthwest 6 to gale 8, backing west 5. Moderate or good.6.36.28
North UtsireNorthwesterly 6 to gale 8, backing westerly 4, then backing southerly later 5 to 7, perhaps gale 8 later. Good.6.35.65
South-east IcelandNorthwesterly 5, backing easterly or southeasterly 6 to gale 8, veering southwesterly later. Good, occasionally poor.6.36.46
WightNorthwest 6 to gale 8, backing west 5. Good.6.35.99
Irish SeaNorthwest 6 to gale 8, backing southwest 5 or 6. Good, occasionally poor.6.26.77
ShannonSouthwest 5 to 7. Good, occasionally poor later.66.59
FastnetNorthwest backing southwest 5 or 6. Good.5.56.52
LundyNorthwest backing southwest 5 or 6. Good, occasionally poor.5.56.52
TrafalgarNortheasterly 4 or 5, but 6 or 7 in southeast. Good, occasionally poor.5.55.71
PlymouthNorthwest 5 to 7, backing southwest 4 or 5. Good, occasionally poor.5.25.88
PortlandNorthwest 5 to 7, backing southwest 4 or 5. Moderate or good.5.25.86
SoleWest backing southwest 4 or 5. Good, occasionally poor.4.56.15
FitzRoyIn south, northeasterly 4 or 5. In north, variable 4, becoming southwesterly 4 or 5. Good, occasionally poor.4.45.69
BiscayNorth 4 or 5, becoming variable 4. Good, occasionally poor.4.35.23
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