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Shipping Forecast tea towel

Shipping Forecast tea towel

Regular price £14.00
Regular price Sale price £14.00
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"Dogger, Fisher, Humber, German Bight... "

The general synopsis is that this shipping forecast tea towel features my award-winning painting Attention All Shipping.

It's a celebration of the UK Met Office's poetic, daily shipping forecast. Now you can dry your dishes with style, and learn where all those magically named sea areas are at the same time! It makes a wonderful gift for weather-watchers and dryer-uppers everywhere! It may only be a tea towel but it'll go down a storm.

Shipping Forecast tea towel product details

  • Size 500mm x 750 mm
  • Made in the UK from 100% cotton
  • Machine washable at 30 °C

See my Shipping Forecast collection.

More about the Shipping Forecast

The shipping forecast is a much-loved strand of DNA to we Brits. The short marine weather forecast, contains magic to British ears! It's a daily prayer by we islanders to the beware the forces of nature.

Mark Damazer of BBC Radio 4 explains its popularity:

"It scans poetically. It's got a rhythm of its own. It's eccentric, it's unique ... and slightly mysterious because nobody really knows where these places are. It takes you into a faraway place that you can't really comprehend unless you're one of these people bobbing up and down in the Channel."

Author Charlie Connelly says: 

"Sitting at home listening to the shipping forecast can be a cosily reassuring experience. There’s no danger of a westerly gale eight, veering southwesterly increasing nine later (visibility poor) gusting through your average suburban living room, blowing the Sunday papers all over the place and startling the cat. Yet familiar though the sea areas are by name, few people give much thought to where they are or what they contain."

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.

Royal Mail International Tracked service (7-14 days)

Royal Mail International Tracked service (7-14 days)

EUROPE (Rep of Ireland, France, Germany and Denmark only)
Royal Mail International Tracked service (7-14 days)

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