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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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
South-east IcelandIn southeast, easterly veering southeasterly 5 to 7. In northwest, northeasterly 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8. Moderate, occasionally very poor.6.46.16
BaileyEasterly veering southeasterly 5 to 7. In north, moderate or good. In south, moderate, occasionally very poor.65.8
FaeroesEasterly veering southeasterly 5 to 7. Moderate, occasionally very poor.65.61
Fair IsleEasterly veering southeasterly 5 to 7. Moderate or good.65.45
FitzRoySouth or southwest 5 to 7. Mainly good.64.97
HebridesEasterly veering southeasterly 5 to 7. Moderate or good, occasionally poor.65.74
SoleSouth or southwest 5 to 7. Moderate or good.65.28
MalinEast veering south 5 to 7, decreasing 4 later. Moderate or good.5.35.07
RockallEast veering south 5 to 7, decreasing 4 later. Mainly good.5.35.22
FortiesIn northeast, easterly 4 or 5 increasing 6 or 7. In southwest, southeasterly 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times. Moderate or good.5.25.05
South UtsireEasterly 5 to 7, but mainly 4 or 5 in northeast. Good, occasionally poor.5.24.91
BiscayIn north, southerly veering southwesterly later, 4 or 5, increasing 6 for a time. In south, southeasterly veering westerly 5 or 6, becoming variable 4 later. Moderate or good.54.61
CromartySoutheasterly 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times. Moderate or good.54.98
DoggerSoutheasterly 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times. Moderate or good.55.17
FastnetSoutheast 5 or 6, veering south or southwest 4 or 5. In east, good, occasionally poor. In west, moderate or good, occasionally poor.54.67
ForthSoutheasterly 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times. Moderate, occasionally very poor.54.96
Irish SeaSouth or southeast 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times. Moderate or good.54.89
LundySoutheast 5 or 6, veering south or southwest 4 or 5. Moderate or good.54.67
PlymouthSoutherly veering southwesterly later, 4 or 5, increasing 6 for a time. Good, occasionally poor.54.94
PortlandSoutherly veering southwesterly later, 4 or 5, increasing 6 for a time. Good, occasionally poor.54.61
ShannonSoutheasterly at first in northeast, otherwise southerly or southwesterly 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times. Moderate, occasionally very poor.54.67
TyneSoutheasterly 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times. Moderate, occasionally very poor.54.89
FisherIn north, easterly 5 to 7. In south, variable becoming easterly 3 or 4. In north, moderate or good. In south, moderate, occasionally very poor.4.75.06
VikingIn southwest, easterly 4 or 5, veering southeasterly 5 to 7. In northeast, variable 3 or 4, becoming southeasterly 4 or 5. Moderate or good.4.64.97
TrafalgarWesterly or southwesterly 5 or 6 in north, otherwise variable 3 or 4. Moderate or good.4.54.55
WightIn east, variable, mainly southerly, backing southeasterly, 3 or 4. In west, southerly veering southwesterly later, 4 or 5, increasing 6 for a time. Good, occasionally poor.4.44.53
North UtsireVariable 3 or 4, becoming southeasterly 4 or 5. Moderate or good, occasionally poor.44.73
DoverVariable, mainly southerly, backing southeasterly, 3 or 4. Moderate or good.3.54.47
German BightVariable becoming easterly 3 or 4. Good, occasionally poor.3.54.98
HumberVariable, mainly southerly, backing southeasterly, 3 or 4. In northeast, moderate or good. In southwest, moderate, occasionally very poor.3.54.82
ThamesVariable, mainly southerly, backing southeasterly, 3 or 4. Moderate or good, occasionally poor.3.54.64
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