Names of UK sea areas used in the shipping forecast

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UK Shipping Forecast Areas

The sea around the UK is divided into different areas to enable weather forecasts to be given for each region so people can easily understand which forecast applies to them

On 4 February 2002, the southern boundary of areas Plymouth and Sole, and the northern boundary of areas Biscay and Finisterre were realigned along the Metarea I/II boundary at 4827' North. At the same time, sea area Finisterre was renamed FitzRoy

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