150 years of the Shipping Forecast

For the last 150 years, mariners have been receiving the Shipping Forecast, helping them to decide whether to put to sea or stay on dry land. Read all about it and find out 10 interesting facts you probably didn’t know about the service…

As British as cricket, strawberries and cream and a cup of tea, the Shipping Forecast marked its 150th anniversary on 24 August.

According to The Met Office, it is believed to be the longest running continuous forecast in the world.

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