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

Issued by the Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
For 24 hours commencing 1100 UTC 18 October 2021

Part 1 Warnings
Warnings only issued north of ice edge.

Melbourne Gale Warning 2.
Melbourne Gale Warning 3.

Part 2 Situation at 0600 UTC
Ridge from high 1023hPa near 48S133E to 64S123E. Forecast 50S147E 62S141E at
191200UTC.

Cold front [1] 50S105E 62S111E. Forecast 50S118E to low [1] 974hPa near 60S118E
to 63S120E at 191200UTC.

Cold front [2] 50S084E 52S080E. Forecast 50S108E 54S104E to low [2] 958hPa near
56S095E at 191200UTC.

Part 3 Forecast
Refer to latest warnings.

Whole area, outside warning areas:
Southwest quarter winds east of ridge, shifting northerly quarter east of front
[1], northeast quarter within 360nm east of front [2] and turning clockwise
around low [2]. Clockwise winds also within 150nm of low [1]. Wind speeds 20/33
knots. Moderate to rough seas. Moderate to heavy swell.

Rain areas, scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms within 240nm of
fronts, within 180nm of low [1] and 360nm of low [2]. Visibility reducing below
2nm in precipitation.

Part 4 Ice edge
Approximately 58S080E 63S090E 61S100E 61S110E 63S120E 63S150E 62S160E.

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 Tuesday.