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High Seas Forecast for South Eastern METAREA 10
SOUTH EASTERN AREA: COAST AT 25S TO 25S170E TO 29S170E TO 45S160E TO 50S160E TO
50S129E TO COAST AT 129E

Issued by the Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
For 24 hours commencing 1100 UTC 29 February 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 Gale Warning 3.

Part 2 Situation at 0600 UTC
Refer to latest warnings for boundary of affected area and type of weather
system.

Cold front 44S129E 50S148E. Forecast 32S133E 38S143E 50S154E at 011200UTC.

Part 3 Forecast
Refer to latest warnings.

South of line 30S129E 46S160E:
Northwesterly quarter winds east of cold front, turning southwesterly quarter
west of cold front south of 43S and southeasterly quarter west of cold front
north of 43S. Wind speeds below 25 knots east of cold front north front 42S,
increasing to 20/30 knots elsewhere with moderate to rough seas. Winds speeds
grading to 25/33 knots within 240nm west of cold front north of 43S with rough
to very rough seas. Moderate to heavy swell.

Within area bounded by 31S169E 28S166E 36S161E 39S165E:
Northeasterly quarter winds 20/30 knots with moderate to rough seas. Moderate
swell.

Elsewhere:
Variable winds to 25 knots. Sight to moderate seas. Low to moderate swell,
increasing to moderate to heavy south of 40S.

Rain areas, scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms within 300nm of cold
front and east of line 43S161E 35S157E 25S161E. Visibility reducing below 2nm
in precipitation.

WEATHER MELBOURNE

The next routine forecast will be issued at 20:00 UTC Saturday.