Street Names – A Thematic Collection: Shipping Areas

NOTES: The Shipping Forecast is a BBC Radio broadcast of weather reports and forecasts for the seas around the coasts of the British Isles. It is produced by the Met Office (Meteorological Office) and broadcast by BBC Radio 4 on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency. The waters around the British Isles are divided into 31 sea areas, also known as weather areas (see map below). The sequencing here is the same as on the shipping forecast - i.e. in a roughly clockwise direction around the British Isles

SEA AREAS

1 Viking √

2 North Utsire

3 South Utsire

4 Forties

5 Cromarty

6 Forth

7 Tyne

8 Dogger

9 Fisher √

10 German Bight

 

11 Humber √

12 Thames √

13 Dover √

14 Wight √

15 Portland

16 Plymouth √

17 Biscay √

18 Trafalgar √

19 FitzRoy

(formerly Finisterre)

20 Sole

 

 

21 Lundy √

22 Fastnet

23 Irish Sea

24 Shannon √

25 Rockall

26 Malin √

27 Hebrides

28 Bailey √

29 Fair Isle √

30 Faeroes

31 Southeast Iceland