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 2020-09-23Today's ScoreWeekly Average
RockallNorthwest 5 or 6, becoming cyclonic 6 to gale 8, perhaps severe gale 9 later. Good, occasionally poor.6.84.95
ShannonNorthwest 5 or 6, becoming cyclonic 6 to gale 8, perhaps severe gale 9 later. Moderate or poor, becoming good.6.85.03
HumberSouthwest 4 or 5, increasing 6 or 7, perhaps gale 8 later. Moderate or good.64.63
ThamesSouthwest 4 or 5, increasing 6 or 7, perhaps gale 8 later. Moderate or good, occasionally poor.64.84
FastnetSouthwest veering northwest 4 or 5, then backing southwest 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 later. Good, occasionally poor.5.84.82
FitzRoyNorthwesterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first, backing westerly 6 to gale 8 later in north. Good, occasionally poor.5.84.87
German BightSouth or southwest 4 or 5, becoming cyclonic 5 to 7, perhaps gale 8 later. Moderate or good.5.84.38
SoleNorthwesterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first, backing westerly 6 to gale 8 later. Good, occasionally poor.5.85.01
BiscayCyclonic, mainly westerly or southwesterly 4 to 6, occasionally 7 later. Moderate or good, occasionally poor.5.64.73
PlymouthCyclonic, mainly westerly or southwesterly 4 to 6, occasionally 7 later. Moderate or good, occasionally poor.5.65.14
PortlandCyclonic, mainly westerly or southwesterly 4 to 6, occasionally 7 later. Moderate or good, occasionally poor.5.65.21
DoggerSouth or southwest 4 or 5, becoming cyclonic 5 to 7. Moderate or good.5.24.25
FisherSouth or southwest 4 or 5, becoming cyclonic 5 to 7. Moderate or good.5.24.39
LundySouthwest veering northwest 4 or 5, then backing southwest 5 to 7. Good, occasionally poor.5.24.82
North UtsireSouthwesterly 5 to 7, veering northerly 4 or 5. Moderate or good.5.24.8
TrafalgarCyclonic 3 to 5, increasing 6 or 7 later in far southwest. Moderate or good, occasionally poor.5.24.89
TyneSouth or southwest 4 or 5, becoming cyclonic 5 to 7. Moderate or good.5.24.32
VikingSouthwesterly 5 to 7, veering northerly 4 or 5. Moderate or good.5.24.8
DoverSouthwest 4, increasing 5 or 6. Moderate or good, occasionally poor.55.04
HebridesNorthwest backing south 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later. Good.54.9
MalinNorthwest backing south 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later. Good, occasionally poor.54.7
Southeast IcelandCyclonic 3 to 5, becoming northeasterly 5 to 7 in west. Good.56.15
WightSouthwest 4, increasing 5 or 6. Moderate or good, occasionally poor.54.99
BaileySouthwesterly 4 to 6, veering northerly 3 to 5, occasionally 6 later in far north. Good, occasionally poor.4.84.99
CromartySouthwesterly 5 or 6, veering northerly 3 to 5. Moderate or good.4.74.32
ForthSouthwesterly 5 or 6, veering northerly 3 to 5. Moderate or good.4.74.34
FortiesSouthwesterly 5 or 6, veering northerly 3 to 5. Moderate or good.4.74.27
South UtsireSouthwesterly 5 or 6, veering northerly 3 to 5. Moderate or good.4.74.41
FaeroesNorthwest backing south 3 to 5, increasing 6 at times. Good.4.65.35
Fair IsleNorthwest backing south 3 to 5, increasing 6 at times. Good.4.64.88
Irish SeaNorthwest, backing south later, 3 to 5. Good, occasionally poor.44.57
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