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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 5 February 2023

Part 1 Warnings
Melbourne Gale Warning 1.
Melbourne Gale Warning 10.

Part 2 Situation at 0600 UTC
Cold front [1] 50S144E 56S151E 62S151E. Forecast to move east of area by
060000UTC.

Cold front [2] 54S119E 58S122E to low 974hPa near 65S120E. Forecast 50S155E
58S156E 62S153E 64S148E to low 978hPa near 64S136E at 061200UTC.

Trough moving into area from west near 47S076E 56S085E at 051200UTC. Forecast
50S090E 56S093E 61S098E at 061200UTC.

Part 3 Forecast
Refer to latest warnings.

North of line 53S080E 56S095E 65S106E 65S131E 54S148E 54S160E, outside warning
areas:
Westerly quarter winds tending northwesterly quarter east of cold fronts/trough
and southwesterly quarter west of fronts/trough. Winds becoming clockwise
within 120nm of lows. Wind speeds 20/33 knots. Rough to very rough seas.
Moderate to heavy swell.

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

Rain areas, scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms within 180nm of
fronts/trough and 240nm of low. Visibility reducing below 2nm in precipitation.

Part 4 Ice edge
Approximately 65S080E 65S090E 63S100E 65S110E 65S120E 65S130E 65S140E 67S150E
67S160E.

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 Monday.