South Eastern Area High Seas Forecast


High Seas Forecast for South Eastern Metarea 10
Issued by the Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology, BNOC
For 24 hours commencing 1100 UTC 23 April 2017

Wind gusts can be a further 40 percent stronger than the averages given here,
and maximum waves may be up to twice the height.

Part 1 Warnings
Melbourne Gale Warning 5.

Part 2 Situation at 0600 UTC
Cold front [1] 39S151E 43S157E to low [1] 1019 hPa near 46S163E to 48S170E.
Forecast 41S155E 41S165E to low [1] 1019 hPa near 44S167E to 46S167E 46S170E at
240000UTC then weakening.

Cold front [2] entering west of area 240000UTC. Forecast 43S129E 50S139E at

Low [2] 1017 developing near 37S136E from 240000UTC. Forecast 1012 hPa forecast
near 37S138E at 241200UTC.

Low [3] 1008 hPa forecast near 39S142E at 241200UTC.

High [1] 1027 hPa near 46S141E. Forecast 1023 hPa near 46S162E at 241200UTC.

High [2] 1025 hPa near 39S163E. Forecast 1023 hPa near 38S162E at 241200UTC.

Part 3 Forecast
Refer to latest warnings.

Northwesterly quarter winds within 240nm east of cold front [1], turning south
quarter southwest of front. Wind speeds 15/25 knots. Moderate to rough seas.
Moderate southwest swell.

Within 600nm of cold front [2], outside warning area:
Northwest quarter winds east of front turning west quarter west of front. Winds
speeds 20/30 knots increasing to 25/33 knots within 120nm of warning area.
Rough to very rough seas. Moderate to heavy southwest swell east of front
tending heavy west of front.

Winds not expected to exceed 25 knots with slight to moderate seas. Moderate
swell increasing moderate to heavy south of 45S. Easterly swell north of 35S
east of 150E. Southwesterly swell remainder.

Rain areas, scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms within 240nm of cold
fronts and 180nm of low. Isolated showers remainder south of 40S and north of
34S east of 160E. Visibility reducing below 2nm in precipitation.


The next routine forecast will be issued at 21:00 UTC Sunday.