The anniversary of the shipping forecast
There are certainly things which are so part of our culture that we forget that to others they may seem a little strange. For instance, this year is the 150th anniversary of the shipping forecast. If you listen to the BBC on the radio then this forecast is part of your life. The Shipping Forecast reports and forecasts the weather in the seas around the coasts of the British Isles – so important for an island – these warnings can save lives. There are four broadcasts per day at 0048, 0520, 1201, and 1754.