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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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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RegionForecast for 2021-05-16Today's ScoreWeekly Average
Southeast IcelandNortheasterly 6 to gale 8, increasing severe gale 9 at times. Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.7.66.09
SoleWesterly or southwesterly, 6 to gale 8. Moderate or good, occasionally poor.76.07
BaileyNortherly or northeasterly, 4 to 6, increasing 7 or gale 8 in north Bailey. Moderate or good, occasionally poor.6.25.93
HebridesNortherly or northeasterly, 4 to 6, increasing 7 or gale 8 in north Bailey. Moderate or good, occasionally poor.6.25.4
MalinNortherly or northeasterly, 4 to 6, increasing 7 or gale 8 in north Bailey. Moderate or good, occasionally poor.6.24.39
RockallNortherly or northeasterly, 4 to 6, increasing 7 or gale 8 in north Bailey. Moderate or good, occasionally poor.6.25.7
PlymouthWest or southwest 5 or 6, occasionally 7 later. Good, occasionally poor.65.15
PortlandWest or southwest 5 or 6, occasionally 7 later. Good, occasionally poor.65.42
WightWest or southwest 5 or 6, occasionally 7 later. Good, occasionally poor.65.16
BiscaySouthwesterly 4 or 5, veering westerly 5 to 7, perhaps gale 8 later. Good, occasionally poor.5.85.89
DoverSouthwest, 4 to 6. Moderate or good, occasionally very poor later.54.1
FaeroesNortheasterly 5 to 7, becoming variable 3 in south. Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.55.52
ThamesSouthwest, 4 to 6. Moderate or good, occasionally very poor later.54.24
ShannonCyclonic, 2 to 4 at first in north, otherwise westerly 5 to 7, veering northwesterly, 4 to 6 later. Good.4.65.4
TrafalgarIn south, northerly 4 to 6. In north, westerly, veering northerly or northwesterly, 3 to 5. Good, occasionally poor.4.54.8
FastnetSouthwest, veering west, 4 to 6, becoming variable 3 for a time. Moderate or good.4.34.93
LundySouthwest, veering west, 4 to 6, becoming variable 3 for a time. Moderate or good.4.34.8
FitzroyWesterly, veering northerly or northwesterly, 3 to 5. Good.45.85
Irish SeaCyclonic, becoming north later, 3 to 5. Good, occasionally poor.44.55
FisherVariable, 2 to 4, becoming northeast 4 or 5 later. Good, occasionally moderate.3.73.93
CromartyVariable, 2 to 4, becoming southeast 5 at times later. Moderate or good, occasionally poor.3.63.93
ForthVariable, 2 to 4, becoming southeast 5 at times later. Moderate or good, occasionally poor.3.63.93
FortiesVariable, 2 to 4, becoming southeast 5 at times later. Moderate or good, occasionally poor.3.64.03
DoggerSoutheast backing east, 2 to 4. Good.33.67
Fair IsleVariable 2 to 4. Moderate or good.34.89
German BightVariable, 2 to 4. Good.33.82
HumberVariable, 2 to 4. Good.33.78
North UtsireSoutherly or southwesterly, becoming variable later, 2 to 4. Moderate or good, occasionally poor.34.4
South UtsireSoutherly or southwesterly, becoming variable later, 2 to 4. Moderate or good, occasionally poor.34.07
TyneSoutheast backing east, 2 to 4. Good.33.67
VikingSoutherly or southwesterly, becoming variable later, 2 to 4. Moderate or good, occasionally poor.34.52
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