Map Of The UK Waters
The Shipping Forecast is intended to be read with clear diction and at a slow, measured pace to aid those who wish to write down the information.
Occasionally, mistakes occur. For example on Friday 17 August 2007, the 0520 forecast and data, as read by BBC Weatherman Philip Avery, was in fact that for the previous day, and a special reading of the correct day’s issue was given out at 0700 on 198 kHz Longwave, before rejoining the normal FM programming. This has occurred on other occasions and, when noticed, a repeat forecast is generally transmitted in a diversion from the advertised schedule.