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High Seas Forecast for South Eastern METAREA 10

Issued by the Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
For 24 hours commencing 2300 UTC 3 August 2020

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.

Part 1 Warnings
Refer to latest warnings for details of the area affected.

Melbourne Storm Force Warning 1.
Melbourne Gale Warning 9.

Part 2 Situation at 1800 UTC
Cold front 36S147E 38S149E 40S150E to low 1005hPa near 44S151E. Forecast
332S157E 39S160E 45S157E 45S153E to low 1004hPa near 43S151E at 050000UTC.

Ridge [1] 25S156E 36S166E. Forecast 25S169E 31S169E 050000UTC.

Ridge [2] southwest of area, forecast near 44S129E 50S148E 050000UTC

Part 3 Forecast
Refer to latest warnings.

Northwest of line 33S141E 40S129E:
Easterly quarter winds 20/33 knots. Moderate to rough seas. Moderate swell.

Remainder west of ridge, outside warning areas:
Northwest quarter winds shifting southwest quarter winds west of cold front and
clockwise within 420nm of low. Wind speeds 20/33 knots. Moderate to rough seas.
Moderate to heavy swell.

Winds not exceeding 25 knots. Moderate to rough seas. Moderate swell.

Rain areas, scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms within 240nm of front,
trough and within 360nm of low. Isolated showers elsewhere. Visibility reducing
below 2nm in precipitation.


The next routine forecast will be issued at 09:00 UTC Tuesday.