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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 2300 UTC 4 March 2024

Part 1 Warnings
Melbourne Gale Warning 9.
Melbourne Gale Warning 10.

Part 2 Situation at 1800 UTC
Cold front [1] 50S125E 56S115E to low [1] 959hPa near 58S106E. Forecast 56S148E
to low [1] 967hPa near 59S123E at 051200UTC, and just low [1] 958hPa near
63S136E at 060000UTC.

Cold front [2] near 50S136E 56S131E 61S128E. Forecast 57S145E to low [2] 958hPa
near 63S136E at 050600UTC, and just low [2] 952hPa near 65S150E at 060000UTC.

Part 3 Forecast
Refer to latest warnings.

Whole area, outside warning areas:
Northwesterly quarter winds within 480nm east of cold fronts, shifting westerly
quarter west of cold fronts and turning clockwise within 520nm of lows. Wind
speeds 25/33 knots decreasing below 25 knots south of line 65S080E 60S096E
57S126E. Rough to very rough seas. Moderate to heavy swell.

Rain areas and isolated thunderstorms within 300nm of fronts and within 360nm
of lows. Visibility reducing below 2nm in precipitation.

Part 4 Ice edge
Approximately 64S080E 66S090E 64S100E 65S110E 65S120E 65S130E 65S140E 64S150E
65S160E.

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.