Fantasy Shipping Forecast!
June 10, 2019 5:49 PM   Subscribe

"I've heard of Fantasy Football but Fantasy Shipping Forecast?" 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. Bonus. Something was missing.
posted by Hal Mumkin (10 comments total) 21 users marked this as a favorite
There are several previous posts for those who love the Shipping Forecast (and who doesn’t!). The Shipping Forecast quiz, the Shipping Forecast during a strike, and I’m sure others.

However what I really want to say is this post reminded me of its perfect musical partner, The General Synopsis by Braces Tower. Rediscovering that has been an excellent way to end the day. Thanks for the post!
posted by inflatablekiwi at 6:08 PM on June 10, 2019

that is not the type of shipping i was expecting.

can we name our team jonmund?
posted by Reclusive Novelist Thomas Pynchon at 6:08 PM on June 10, 2019 [15 favorites]

This is exactly the type of shipping I was expecting.
posted by lhauser at 6:30 PM on June 10, 2019 [8 favorites]

I misread it as fantasy shopping forecast and I was way more into that idea.
posted by greermahoney at 6:33 PM on June 10, 2019 [1 favorite]

Mrs Bale (from "As Time Goes By") would definitely be interested in this.
posted by phliar at 6:51 PM on June 10, 2019 [3 favorites]

Cromarty: Northerly 4 or 5, increasing 6 or 7. Moderate. Mainly fair. Moderate or good.
posted by salt grass at 6:55 PM on June 10, 2019 [4 favorites]

In other fun Fantasy (Non Football) competitions, there's one where you pick the setlist from each concert on a Bob Dylan tour.
posted by maupuia at 9:22 PM on June 10, 2019

Fun idea. It should probably be required for every data scientist to make a fantasy game of whatever phenomena they're studying.
posted by Harald74 at 2:26 AM on June 11, 2019 [3 favorites]

Don't forget Les Barker
posted by 43rdAnd9th at 4:55 AM on June 11, 2019 [1 favorite]

I heard Fantasy Shipping and thought it was picking a pop culture property and trying to predict which characters will end up together. Now I kind of want to play.
posted by skullhead at 11:45 AM on June 11, 2019 [1 favorite]

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