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High Seas Forecast for Southern METAREA 10
SOUTHERN AREA: 50S80E TO 50S160E TO 65S160E TO 65S80E

Issued by the Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
For 24 hours commencing 1100 UTC 29 January 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 2.

Warnings only issued north of ice edge, approximately 65S080E 65S090E 64S100E
65S110E 65S160E.

Part 2 Situation at 0600 UTC
Low [1] 984hPa near 53S130E. Forecast low 981hPa weakening near 53S140E at

Low [2] 978hPa forecast developing near 52S150E at 291800UTC. Forecast low
966hPa east of the area near 52S162E at 300600UTC.

Part 3 Forecast
Refer to latest warnings.

West of line 65S087E 60S107E 50S118E;
Southwest quarter winds 20/30 knots. Rough to very rough seas. Moderate to
heavy swell.

North of line 50S127E 58S144E 58S160E, outside warning area;
Westerly quarter winds turning clockwise within 180nm of lows [1] and [2].
Winds 20/30 knots grading to 25/33 knots within 120nm of warning area. Rough to
very rough seas. Moderate to heavy swell.

Wind speeds below 25 knots. Moderate to rough seas. Low to moderate swell.

Rain areas, scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms within 180nm of lows.
Isolated showers remainder. Visibility reducing below 2nm in precipitation.


The next routine forecast will be issued at 08:00 UTC Thursday.