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Shipping Forecast poster print

Shipping Forecast poster print

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This shipping forecast poster of an award winning painting, is available as a signed print at size A2.

My painting presents the factual beauty and stark poetry of the shipping forecast. "Viking, Forties, Fisher, Dogger" - now you can see at a glance exactly where the sea areas are.

  • An A2 Shipping Forecast poster print signed personally by me
  • Cards, jigsaws, tea towels and coasters are available in my Shipping Forecast collection
  • Award winning! In 2016 this shipping forecast map won a top award from the British Cartographic Society.

Attention All Shipping!

What is the shipping forecast?

  • A short marine weather forecast issued by the UK's Met Office.
  • The shipping forecast always begins "Attention All Shipping".
  • Broadcast daily since 1861 via telegraph and on the BBC.
  • It was the brainchild of Captain Robert FitzRoy, after whom a sea area is named.
  • It was invented to prevent shipwrecks and so save sailors' lives.

Its staccato delivery, the magical names of the sea areas, and the concise lyrical descriptions of the weather conditions have a poetic appeal that reminds listeners of who we British are: islanders with a proud seafaring legacy. We have heard it so often, it's now etched into British DNA!

What can you see in this map of the shipping forecast?

In this shipping forecast poster, I have included all the sea areas except Trafalgar (apologies to purists!). It's just is too far south to sensibly appear on a sheet of A1 paper.

Do not misconstrue the great swathes of rolling typography on the ‘land’ as value judgements of the areas they appear on. In places you may spot a little touch of humour. The Beaufort scale is a measure of wind speed, and is quoted daily on the forecast. It appears bottom right.

I've painted whales and seabirds, oil rigs, fish and ships. The green swirl which rises north from Malin is a phytoplanktonic bloom. Google it and be amazed!

"As a long time insomniac, I have listened to the Shipping Forecast many nights! Your painting will have pride of place in my bedroom." - Pauline K, Lancashire

Why we love the shipping forecast

The shipping forecast is a daily prayer to remind us of our precarious position living on a small archipelago in the North Atlantic. It helps us prepare for whatever the Great Meteorological Forces throw at us. That's humbling and wonderful.

I salute you Captain Robert FitzRoy, inventor of the weather forecast. 

As well as this poster print I also have greetings cards, coasters, jigsaw puzzles, and tea towels of this immensely popular painting. See the Shipping Forecast collection.

Shipping and delivery

This website takes orders from UK, Ireland, France, Germany, Denmark, US, Canada, Australia and New Zealand.

If you are not in these countries and you would like to make a purchase, please get in touch with me directly.

Posting your order

Typically, orders for physical products placed after 12pm on Friday, and on Saturday or Sunday will not be posted until Monday at the earliest. I use Royal Mail to dispatch your order.

If you have ordered multiple items, I will try to post everything together. Occasionally, this is not possible, in which case they will be dispatched in separate packages.

Digital files will typically be transferred to customers within 24 hours via email using WeTransfer, the file transfer website.

Buying an original painting? Please choose the tracked option!

UNITED KINGDOM (incl. Channel Islands, Isle of Man)

  • UK Royal Mail second class – 3 to 5 working days (can be longer at busy times of year)
  • UK Royal Mail tracked next day special delivery – next day by 1pm

If you choose a tracked delivery, I will be notified with your Royal Mail tracking number when your parcel has been dispatched.


IMPORTANT! All international orders are shipped duties unpaid. Orders shipped outside of the UK may be subject to customs, taxes and duties. This cost is the responsibility of the customer and is payable on receipt of goods. Please check your local customs tax and duty costs as duties must be paid before the goods are released.

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