The Shipping Forecast 150 years old

24th August 2017

Shipping Forecast 150 years today

The shipping Forecast started as a public service 150 years ago 24 Aug 1867 It is the longest running weather forecast in the world The forecast is loved by many not only mariners but thousands find comfort in just listening to the distinct way the forecast is read

The shipping forecast is broadcast on radio 4 four times a day

Tune in to the BBC Radio 4 Shipping Forecast for reports and forecasts of weather for the seas around the coasts of Britain and Ireland.

There are four broadcasts per day:

0048 transmitted on FM and LW. Includes weather reports from coastal stations at 0051, an inshore waters forecast at 0053 and further weather reports at 0055. The broadcast finishes at approximately 0058, and is followed by a short goodnight message and the closedown of the station for the night.

0520 transmitted on FM and LW. Includes weather reports from coastal stations at 0525, and an inshore waters forecast at 0527.

1201 transmitted on longwave only.

1754 transmitted on longwave only on weekdays and on both FM and Longwave at weekends.

For a further explantation of the Shipping Forecast CLICK HERE

for other FAFB links to weather forecasts CLICK HERE

Met office history of the shipping forecast Click Here


SHARE THIS ARTICLE
If you found this article interesting please share it with others who may like it.