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 2018-11-15Today's ScoreWeekly Average
FaeroesSouthwesterly 7 to severe gale 9, occasionally storm 10 at first in west. Moderate or good.8.66.44
HebridesSoutherly 7 to severe gale 9, occasionally storm 10 at first in northwest. Good, occasionally poor.8.66.75
BaileyCyclonic, mainly south or southwest, severe gale 9 to violent storm 11, decreasing 6 to gale 8. Good, occasionally poor.8.56.56
Southeast IcelandCyclonic severe gale 9 to violent storm 11 becoming southwesterly 5 to 7 later. Moderate or poor.86.63
Fair IsleSouth or southwest 6 to gale 8, perhaps severe gale 9 later. Poor becoming mainly good.7.66.3
MalinSouth 6 to gale 8, perhaps severe gale 9 later. Moderate or good.7.66.7
RockallSouth or southwest 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9. Moderate or good.7.66.59
CromartySouth 5 to 7, perhaps gale 8 later. Good.6.66.08
FortiesSouth 5 to 7, perhaps gale 8 later. Good.6.66.08
North UtsireSoutherly 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 later. Good, occasionally moderate.6.65.76
ShannonSouth 5 to 7, perhaps gale 8 later. Moderate or good.6.66.8
VikingSoutherly 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 later. Good, occasionally moderate.6.65.82
Irish SeaSouth 5 to 7. Good, occasionally poor.66.84
South UtsireSoutherly 5 to 7. Good, occasionally moderate.65.55
TrafalgarCyclonic, mainly southeast 5 to 7. Good.65.74
DoggerSouth 5 or 6. Good.5.56.08
FisherSouth 5 or 6. Good.5.55.6
ForthSouth 5 or 6. Good.5.55.84
German BightSouth 5 or 6. Good.5.56.01
HumberSouth 5 or 6. Good.5.56.28
TyneSouth 5 or 6. Good.5.55.93
FastnetSoutherly or southwesterly 5 to 7, becoming variable 4 at times. Good.5.36.65
LundySoutherly or southwesterly 5 to 7, becoming variable 4 at times. Good.5.36.65
SoleSoutherly or southwesterly 5 to 7, becoming variable 4 at times. Good.5.36.7
BiscaySouth or southeast 5 or 6, becoming variable 3 or 4. Good, becoming moderate or poor.4.55.89
DoverSouth 4 or 5. Good, becoming moderate or poor.4.56.04
PlymouthSouth or southeast 5 or 6, becoming variable 3 or 4. Good, becoming moderate or poor.4.56.23
PortlandSouth 4 or 5. Moderate, occasionally very poor.4.56.18
ThamesSouth 4 or 5. Good, becoming moderate or poor.4.56.04
WightSouth 4 or 5. Moderate, occasionally very poor.4.56.23
FitzRoyVariable, mainly southeasterly 3 or 4, occasionally 5 at first. Moderate or good.45.53
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