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And now on BBC Radio Four, the shipping forecast…

Trying vainly to get to sleep wouldn’t be the same without the strains of ‘Sailing By‘ at 00:45 on UK BBC Radio 4, followed by the Shipping Forecast. This string of numbers and names is sometimes soporific, sometimes annoying, and sometimes, it manages to be quite evocative.


Click below to see more information (or a vaguely related link) about each area. All links open in a new window.

Viking, North Utsire, South Utsire, Forties, Cromarty, Forth, Tyne, Dogger, Fisher, German Bight, Humber, Thames, Dover, Wight, Portland, Plymouth, Biscay, Trafalgar, FitzRoy, Sole, Lundy, Fastnet, Irish Sea, Shannon, Rockall, Malin, Hebrides, Bailey, Fair Isle, Faeroes, Southeast Iceland

Some other sites concerned with the map…