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 6 May 2015

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

Part 1 Warnings
Melbourne Final Gale Warning 1 issued 060608UTC:
Area bounded by 50S153E 47S158E 47S160E 50S160E 50S153E.

Melbourne Gale Warning 3 issued 060636UTC:
Area bounded by 50S132E 42S133E 39S142E 38S151E 42S160E 50S160E 50S132E.

New Zealand Gale Warning 166 issued 060718UTC:
Over waters east of 160E.
In an area bounded by 43S160E 46S167E 55S175E 56S160E 43S160E: Northwest 35kt
at times.
Gale area slow moving.

Part 2 Situation at 0600 UTC
Refer to latest warnings.

Deep low 950 hPa near 55S146E. Forecast 950 hPa near 54S147E at 061800UTC and
956 hPa near 53S153E at 070600UTC.

Trough 28S155E 36S160E 44S170E. Forecast 28S159E 37S163E 42S170E at 061800UTC
and 28S163E 37S166E 40S170E at 070600UTC.

Ridge developing over land, forecast 32S129E 32S134E at 061800UTC and 33S129E
33S135E at 070600UTC.

Part 3 Forecast
Refer to latest warnings.

Within 180nm of ridge:
Variable winds below 20 knots. Slight to moderate seas. Moderate to heavy swell.

East of trough:
N quarter winds 15/25 knots tending NW quarter within 120nm of trough. Moderate
to rough seas. Moderate swell.

Remainder west of trough, outside warning areas:
Clockwise winds 20/30 knots within 900nm of low. SW quarter winds 15/25 knots
west of 140E and 10/20 knots west of trough north of 35S. NW quarter winds
15/25 knots elsewhere. Wind speeds grading to 25/33 knots within 120nm of
warning areas. Moderate to rough seas. Heavy swell decaying to moderate north
of 35S east of 150E.

Rain areas, scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms within 300nm of
trough. Scattered showers and thunderstorms within 900nm of low. Isolated
showers remainder away from ridge. Visibility reducing below 2nm in


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