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.

If you want to organise a tournament, just ask your friends for their team names and use the box below to generate a leaderboard table whenever you like.

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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 2019-02-16Today's ScoreWeekly Average
ShannonSouth or southwest 6 to gale 8. Good, occasionally poor.76.85
SoleSoutherly or southwesterly 6 to gale 8. Good.76.61
BaileyCyclonic 5 to 7, becoming south or southeast 6 to gale 8. Good, occasionally poor.6.56.77
HebridesCyclonic 5 to 7, becoming south or southeast 6 to gale 8. Good, occasionally poor.6.56.98
MalinCyclonic 5 to 7, becoming south or southeast 6 to gale 8. Good, occasionally poor.6.56.9
RockallCyclonic 5 to 7, becoming south or southeast 6 to gale 8. Good, occasionally poor.6.56.93
TrafalgarEasterly 6 to gale 8, becoming cyclonic 5 to 7. Good, occasionally poor.6.55.59
CromartySouth or southwest 5 to 7. Good, occasionally poor at first.66.08
FaeroesNorthwesterly 4 or 5, becoming variable 4, then southeast 5 to 7, increasing gale 8 or severe gale 9 in Southeast Iceland. Good, occasionally poor.66.87
Fair IsleCyclonic, becoming southeast, 5 to 7. Good, occasionally poor.66.91
FastnetSoutherly or southwesterly 5 to 7. Good, occasionally poor.65.96
ForthSouth or southwest 5 to 7. Good, occasionally poor at first.65.52
FortiesSouth or southwest 5 to 7. Good, occasionally poor at first.66
Irish SeaSoutherly or southwesterly 5 to 7. Good, occasionally poor.65.69
LundySoutherly or southwesterly 5 to 7. Good, occasionally poor.65.96
Southeast IcelandNorthwesterly 4 or 5, becoming variable 4, then southeast 5 to 7, increasing gale 8 or severe gale 9 in Southeast Iceland. Good, occasionally poor.66.74
North UtsireSoutherly 6 to gale 8, becoming cyclonic 5 or 6, then southeasterly 4. Good, occasionally poor at first.5.86.57
VikingSouthwest, becoming cyclonic 5 to 7, then southeast 5 or 6. Good, occasionally poor at first.5.76.42
DoggerSouth or southwest 5 or 6. Good, occasionally moderate at first.5.55.28
TyneSouth or southwest 5 or 6. Good, occasionally moderate at first.5.55.28
FisherSouth or southwest 4 or 5, occasionally 6 until later. Good.55.95
FitzRoyVariable 4, becoming southwesterly 5 or 6. Good.54.95
German BightSouth or southwest 4 or 5, occasionally 6 until later. Good.55.8
HumberSouth or southwest 4 or 5, occasionally 6 until later. Good.55.13
PlymouthSouthwest 4 or 5, backing south 5 or 6. Moderate or good, occasionally very poor except in Dover.55.07
PortlandSouthwest 4 or 5, backing south 5 or 6. Moderate or good, occasionally very poor except in Dover.54.85
South UtsireSoutherly 5 or 6, veering southwesterly 4 or 5. Good, occasionally poor at first.55.72
BiscayVariable 3 or 4, becoming southeast 5 or 6. Moderate or good, occasionally poor.4.55.09
DoverSouthwest 4 or 5, becoming variable, then southeast, 4. Good.4.34.74
ThamesSouthwest 4 or 5, becoming variable, then southeast, 4. Good.4.34.74
WightSouthwest 4 or 5, becoming variable, then southeast, 4. Good.4.34.74
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