IDY10240 SECURITE High Seas Forecast for Northern METAREA 8/10/11 NORTHERN AREA: EQUATOR TO 12S, 90E TO 142E AND SOUTHWARD TO COAST, 125E TO 142E Issued by the Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology For 24 hours commencing 2300 UTC 7 February 2023 Part 1 Warnings Nil. Part 2 Situation at 1800 UTC Trough 15S090E to low 997hPa near 14.2S97.5E to 13S105E to severe tropical cyclone "Freddy" 970hPa near 14.6S115.9E to 13S125E. Forecast 16S088E to low 994hPa near 16.5S090.7E to severe tropical cyclone "Freddy" 948hPa near 15.8S111.3E to 18S121E at 090000UTC. Part 3 Forecast Refer to latest warnings. South of line 03S090E 07S114E 05S137E: Westerly quarter winds 15/25 knots reaching 30 knots at times. Moderate to rough seas. Low to moderate swell. Remainder: Winds not exceeding 20 knots. Slight to moderate seas. Low swell. Rain areas, scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms throughout, heavy at times within 120nm of line 09S113E 07S103E 06S090E and east of line EQ125E 08S129E 13S136E. Visibility reducing below 2nm in precipitation. Please be aware Wind and wave forecasts are averages. Wind gusts can be 40 per cent stronger than the forecast, and stronger still in squalls and thunderstorms. Maximum waves can be twice the forecast height. WEATHER MELBOURNE The next routine forecast will be issued at 07:15 UTC Wednesday.