IDY10220 SECURITE High Seas Forecast for Western METAREA 10 WESTERN AREA: COAST AT 129E TO 50S129E TO 50S80E TO 30S80E TO 30S90E TO 12S90E TO 12S125E TO COAST AT 125E Issued by the Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology For 24 hours commencing 1100 UTC 24 February 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. Storm Force Wind Warning for Tropical Cyclone "Ferdinand" over waters to the northwest coast of Western Australia. Melbourne Gale Warning 1. Melbourne Gale Warning 5. Part 2 Situation at 0600 UTC Refer to latest warnings for boundary of affected area and type of weather system. Tropical Cyclone "Ferdinand" 995hPa near 13.8S117.87E. Forecast 973hPa near 14.7S116.5E at 251200UTC. Trough 09S090E 12S105E 17S110E slow moving. Part 3 Forecast Refer to latest warnings. South of line 46S080E 40S129E, outside warning area: Westerly quarter winds 20/33 knots. Rough to very rough seas. Moderate to heavy swell. Within area bounded by 29S115E 29S104E 36S110E 36S120E: Southeasterly quarter winds 20/30 knots. Rough seas. Moderate swell. Within 240nm of Tropical Cyclone "Ferdinand", outside warning area: Clockwise winds 20/33 knots. Rough to very rough seas. Low to moderate swell. Remainder: Winds not exceeding 25 knots. Slight to moderate seas. Low to moderate swell. Rain areas, scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms within 240nm of TC "Ferdinand" and near trough. Visibility reducing below 2nm in precipitation. WEATHER MELBOURNE The next routine forecast will be issued at 20:00 UTC Monday.