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 2022-01-20Today's ScoreWeekly Average
FisherNorthwest 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9 at first. Good, occasionally poor.7.66.13
German BightNorthwest 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9 at first. Good, occasionally poor.7.65.82
HumberNortherly or northwesterly 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 in east Humber. Good, occasionally poor.6.64.66
ThamesNortherly or northwesterly 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 in east Humber. Good, occasionally poor.6.64.66
North UtsireNorthwesterly 7 to severe gale 9, decreasing 4 to 6 later. Good, occasionally poor.6.55.95
South UtsireNorthwesterly 7 to severe gale 9, decreasing 4 to 6 later. Good, occasionally poor.6.55.91
VikingNorthwesterly 7 to severe gale 9, decreasing 4 to 6 later. Good, occasionally poor.6.55.95
CromartyWest or northwest 6 to gale 8, decreasing 4 to 6. Good, occasionally poor.65.8
DoggerWest or northwest 6 to gale 8, decreasing 4 to 6. Good, occasionally poor.65.27
FaeroesNortherly or northwesterly 6 to gale 8 at first in Fair Isle and east Faeroes, otherwise westerly or northwesterly 4 to 6. Good.66.15
Fair IsleNortherly or northwesterly 6 to gale 8 at first in Fair Isle and east Faeroes, otherwise westerly or northwesterly 4 to 6. Good.66.33
ForthWest or northwest 6 to gale 8, decreasing 4 to 6. Good, occasionally poor.65.66
FortiesWest or northwest 6 to gale 8, decreasing 4 to 6. Good, occasionally poor.65.8
TyneWest or northwest 6 to gale 8, decreasing 4 to 6. Good, occasionally poor.65.27
Southeast IcelandWesterly or northwesterly 4 to 6, backing southwesterly 5 to 7 later. Good, occasionally poor.5.56.15
FitzRoyEast or northeast 4 or 5, increasing 5 to 7 in FitzRoy. Good.5.24.58
SoleEast or northeast 4 or 5, increasing 5 to 7 in FitzRoy. Good.5.24.41
BaileyWest 4 or 5, backing southwest 5 or 6. Good.55.85
BiscayCyclonic, becoming north or northeast, 4 to 6. Good.53.66
DoverNorth or northwest veering northeast, 4 to 6. Good, occasionally poor.54
HebridesNorth or northwest, backing west or northwest 4 to 6. Good.55.78
MalinNorth or northwest, backing west or northwest 4 to 6. Good.55.16
PlymouthNorth or northwest veering northeast, 4 to 6. Good, occasionally poor.53.75
PortlandNorth or northwest veering northeast, 4 to 6. Good, occasionally poor.53.85
WightNorth or northwest veering northeast, 4 to 6. Good, occasionally poor.53.92
TrafalgarEasterly or northeasterly 3 to 5, occasionally 6 in far southeast. Good.4.64.79
FastnetNorth or northeast 4 to 6, decreasing 2 to 4 later. Good, occasionally poor at first in FitzRoy.44.28
Irish SeaNorth or northeast 4 to 6, becoming variable 2 to 4 later. Good.44.18
LundyNorth or northeast 4 to 6, decreasing 2 to 4 later. Good, occasionally poor at first in FitzRoy.44.28
RockallVariable 2 to 4, becoming southwest 4 or 5 later in Rockall. Good.3.74.98
ShannonVariable 2 to 4, becoming southwest 4 or 5 later in Rockall. Good.3.74.45
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