Fantasy Shipping Forecast

How it works

Using the daily 0048 Shipping Forecast from the Met Office, 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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RegionForecast for 2024-02-20Today's ScoreWeekly Average
BaileySouth or southwest 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9 later in Rockall and Bailey. Good, occasionally poor.7.65.93
HebridesSouth or southwest 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9 later in Rockall and Bailey. Good, occasionally poor.7.65.71
MalinSouth or southwest 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9 later in Rockall and Bailey. Good, occasionally poor.7.65.23
RockallSouth or southwest 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9 later in Rockall and Bailey. Good, occasionally poor.7.65.68
FaeroesSouth or southwest 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 in Fair Isle, perhaps gale 8 later in Faeroes. Good, occasionally poor.75.48
Fair IsleSouth or southwest 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 in Fair Isle, perhaps gale 8 later in Faeroes. Good, occasionally poor.75.45
SoleSouthwesterly 4 to 6, increasing 6 to gale 8 later, occasionally severe gale 9 later in west Sole. Good.6.65.01
Southeast IcelandCyclonic 6 to gale 8, becoming westerly or southwesterly 5 to 7. Good, occasionally poor.6.55.36
ShannonSoutherly or southwesterly 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8, decreasing 4 for a time in south. Good, occasionally poor and very poor at first in Lundy.65.47
CromartyWesterly or southwesterly 4 to 6, increasing 7 for a time. Good, occasionally poor.5.64.47
FastnetSouth or southwest 4 to 6, occasionally 7 later. Good, occasionally poor later and very poor at first in east Sole.5.64.9
ForthWesterly or southwesterly 4 to 6, increasing 7 for a time. Good, occasionally poor.5.64.38
FortiesWesterly or southwesterly 4 to 6, increasing 7 for a time. Good, occasionally poor.5.65.12
Irish SeaSouth or southwest 4 to 6, occasionally 7 later. Good, occasionally poor later and very poor at first in east Sole.5.64.85
LundySouth or southwest 4 to 6, occasionally 7 later. Good, occasionally poor later and very poor at first in east Sole.5.64.9
North UtsireWesterly or southwesterly 4 to 6, increasing 7 for a time. Good, occasionally poor.5.65.44
South UtsireWesterly or southwesterly 4 to 6, increasing 7 for a time. Good, occasionally poor.5.65.14
VikingWesterly or southwesterly 4 to 6, increasing 7 for a time. Good, occasionally poor.5.65.57
DoggerWest or southwest, 4 to 6. Good, occasionally poor.54.23
FisherWest or southwest, 4 to 6. Good, occasionally poor.54.62
German BightWest or southwest, 4 to 6. Good, occasionally poor.54.62
HumberWest or southwest, 4 to 6. Good, occasionally poor until later.54.94
ThamesWest or southwest, 4 to 6. Good, occasionally poor until later.54.94
TyneWest or southwest, 4 to 6. Good, occasionally poor.54.23
FitzRoyNortheasterly 4 to 6, becoming cyclonic 3 to 5. Good.4.54.45
DoverWest or southwest, 3 or 4 increasing 4 to 6. Good, occasionally poor later.4.24.74
PlymouthWest or southwest, 3 or 4 increasing 4 to 6. Good, occasionally poor later.4.24.79
PortlandWest or southwest, 3 or 4 increasing 4 to 6. Good, occasionally poor later.4.24.81
WightWest or southwest, 3 or 4 increasing 4 to 6. Good, occasionally poor later.4.24.74
BiscayVariable 2 to 4, becoming southerly or southwesterly 3 to 5, occasionally 6 later in northwest. Good, occasionally poor.44.4
TrafalgarVariable, mainly northerly, 2 to 4, but northeasterly 4 to 6 at first in far southeast. Moderate or good.44.41
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