IDY10220 SECURITE High Seas Forecast for Western METAREA 10 WESTERN AREA: 12/30S 90/125E, 30/50S 80/129E Issued by the Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology For 24 hours commencing 2300 UTC 4 March 2024 Part 1 Warnings Melbourne Gale Warning 9. Part 2 Situation at 1800 UTC Trough near 45S124E 50S122E. Forecast weakening thereafter. Cold front west of the area, forecast near 39S080E 44S089E 50S089E at 051800UTC, and near 37S080E 41S091E 45S098E 50S100E at 060000UTC. Part 3 Forecast Refer to latest warnings. South of line 42S080E 41S116E 43S129E, outside warning areas: Westerly quarter winds, shifting northwesterly quarter winds within 660nm east of front, and trough. Wind speeds 25/33 knots. Rough to very rough seas. Moderate to heavy swell. East of line 24S107E 31S107E 35S116E: Southeasterly quarter winds reaching 25/30 knots. Rough seas. Moderate swell. Remainder: Winds not exceeding 25 knots. Low to moderate swell, increasing to moderate to heavy swell south of line 41S079E 37S105E 41S129E. Rain areas, scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms within 240nm of front/trough and north of lines 12S098E 16S090E, and 12S113E 16S121E 12S125E. Visibility reducing below 2nm in precipitation. 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.