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
South-east IcelandEasterly 7 to severe gale 9, occasionally storm 10 for a time in west, veering southeasterly 5 or 6 later. Moderate or good.7.46.47
BaileyEasterly 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9 in north at first, veering southerly 5 or 6, increasing 7 or gale 8 later. Moderate or good, occasionally poor at first.76.73
North UtsireSoutheasterly 6 to gale 8. Moderate or good.76.65
South UtsireSoutheasterly 6 to gale 8. Moderate or good.76.19
VikingSoutheasterly 6 to gale 8. Moderate or poor.76.65
FaeroesEasterly or southeasterly 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9 in north at first, veering southerly 5 or 6. Moderate or good.6.86.67
HebridesSoutheast veering southwest 5 to 7, perhaps gale 8 later. In north, moderate or good. In south, moderate or good.6.66.74
Irish SeaSouth veering southwest 5 to 7, perhaps gale 8 later. Good occasionally poor.6.66.28
MalinSoutheast veering southwest 5 to 7, perhaps gale 8 later. Good occasionally poor.6.66.61
ShannonSouth veering southwest 5 to 7, perhaps gale 8 later. Moderate or good.6.66.19
RockallSouth 5 to 7, veering southwest 6 to gale 8. Moderate, occasionally very poor at first.6.56.59
Fair IsleEasterly or southeasterly 6 to gale 8, veering southerly 5 or 6. Moderate, occasionally very poor at first.6.26.66
TrafalgarIn southeast, easterly 6 to gale 8 . In northwest, southerly 5 to 7, veering westerly or northwesterly 5 or 6. Good, occasionally poor.6.15.38
CromartySoutheast veering southwest 5 or 6, occasionally 7 later. Good occasionally poor.66.36
DoggerSoutheast veering southwest 5 or 6, occasionally 7 later. In southeast, good. In northwest, good occasionally poor.65.85
FastnetSouth veering southwest 5 to 7. Moderate or good.65.73
ForthSoutheast veering southwest 5 or 6, occasionally 7 later. Moderate or good, occasionally poor at first.66.29
FortiesSoutheast veering southwest 5 or 6, occasionally 7 later. Good occasionally poor.66.34
LundySouth veering southwest 5 to 7. Moderate, occasionally poor.65.73
TyneSoutheast veering southwest 5 or 6, occasionally 7 later. Moderate or good.65.79
FitzRoySoutherly 5 to 7, veering westerly or northwesterly 5 or 6. Moderate, occasionally very poor at first.5.74.95
SoleSoutherly 5 to 7, veering westerly or northwesterly 5 or 6. Good, occasionally poor.5.75.36
FisherSouth or southeast 5 or 6. Moderate or good, occasionally poor at first.5.55.83
German BightSouth or southeast 5 or 6. Moderate or poor.5.55.71
PlymouthSoutherly veering southwesterly 4 or 5, increasing 6 or 7 for a time. Moderate or good.5.54.85
BiscayIn north, southerly veering southwesterly 4 or 5, increasing 6 or 7 for a time. In south, southeasterly 4 or 5. Good occasionally poor.5.14.35
DoverSouth 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times. Moderate or poor, becoming good.54.85
HumberSouth 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times. Moderate or good, occasionally very poor at first.55.61
PortlandSouth 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times. Moderate or poor.54.64
ThamesSouth 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times. Moderate or good.54.96
WightSouth 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times. Moderate or good.54.71
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