Definition of shipping forecast noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


shipping forecast

BrE BrE//ˈʃɪpɪŋ fɔːkɑːst//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈʃɪpɪŋ fɔːrkæst//
(British English) (US English the shipping news [uncountable]) Radio broadcasting, Travelling by boat or ship
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a radio broadcast giving a report for ships on the weather conditions at sea See related entries: Radio broadcasting, Travelling by boat or ship Culture In the UK, the shipping forecast is prepared by the Meteorological Office for the Maritime and Coastguard Agency and broadcast four times a day on BBC Radio 4. The seas around the British Isles and northern and western Europe are divided into 31 sea areas, and information is given on the speed of the wind and how far it is possible to see in each area. There are also reports from coastal stations, and a forecast for inshore waters.