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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 2300 UTC 21 February 2024

Part 1 Warnings
Melbourne Storm Force Wind Warning 10.

Part 2 Situation at 1800 UTC
Trough near 25S160E 34S153E, forecast slow moving.

Cold front 35S134E 41S139E 49S141E to low 968hPa near 47S133E. Forecast 41S150E
47S156E 51S157E to low 981hPa near 51S146E at 230000UTC.

Part 3 Forecast
Refer to latest warnings:

South of line 37S129E 41S143E 38S148E 46S160E, outside warning area:
Southwesterly quarter winds west of front, shifting northwesterly quarter east
of front, and turning clockwise within 360nm of low. Wind speeds 25/33 knots.
Rough to very rough seas. Moderate to heavy swell.

Within 90nm of line 30S157E 37S161E 44S160E:
Northerly quarter winds 20/30 knots. Rough seas. Low to moderate swell.

Remainder:
Winds not exceeding 25 knots. Moderate to rough seas. Low to moderate swell,
increasing to moderate to heavy swell south of line 32S130E 39S145E.

Rain areas, scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms within 240nm of trough
and within 360nm of low. Heavy at times within 90nm of line 39S159E 30S159E.
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 08:00 UTC Thursday.