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 2300 UTC 28 June 2016

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
New Zealand Gale Warning 642 issued 281800UTC:
Over waters east of 160E.
In an area bounded by 49S160E 48S164E 51S163E 53S160E 49S160E:
Southwest 35kt developing next 6-12 hours.

New Zealand Gale Warning 643 issued 281800UTC:
Over waters east of 160E.
Low 995hPa near 50S162E moving eastsoutheast 35kt.
Within 180 nautical miles of low in northern semicircle: Clockwise 35kt
developing next 6 hours.
Gale area moving with low.

Melbourne Gale Warning 1 issued 281814UTC:
Area bounded by 42S102E 38S118E 37S135E 40S137E 50S133E 50S100E 43S108E 42S102E.

Melbourne Gale Warning 5 issued 281953UTC:
Area bounded by 37S138E 42S140E 46S143E 45S147E 37S142E 37S138E.

Part 2 Situation at 1800 UTC
Refer to latest warnings.

Ridge [1] 37S150E 44S170E. Forecast 37S150E 43S170E at 290600UTC then weakening
by 291800UTC.

Ridge [2] 38S145E 50S142E. Forecast 38S149E 50S152E at 290600UTC and 30S153E
43S160E 50S160E at 291800UTC.

Trough [1] 28S163E 33S165E to low [1] 1004 hPa near 36S171E then east of area
by 290600UTC.

Cold front [1] 46S153E 50S155E. Forecast 45S164E 50S166E to low [2] 995 hPa
near 51S166E at 290600UTC then east of area by 291800UTC.

Cold front [2] approaching from west. Forecast 43S131E 38S132E 32S129E at
290600UTC and 32S132E 35S137E 42S142E 50S137E at 291800UTC.

Trough [2] developing near 37S133E 42S136E 45S134E 50S136E at 291800UTC.

Part 3 Forecast
Refer to latest warnings.

Within 180nm of ridges:
Variable winds below 20 knots tending W quarter along ridge [2]. Slight to
moderate seas. Moderate swell increasing to moderate to heavy along ridge [2].

Remainder north of ridge [1], outside warning area:
S quarter winds tending W quarter east of trough. Winds turning clockwise
within 120nm of low [1]. Wind speeds 15/25 knots and grading to 25/33 knots
within 120nm of trough and warning area. Moderate to rough seas. Low to
moderate swell.

Remainder, outside warning areas:
SW quarter winds east of ridge [2] shifting NW quarter east of cold front [1].
N quarter winds west of ridge [2] shifting SW quarter west of cold front [2].
Clockwise winds within 120nm of low [2]. Wind speeds 20/30 knots and grading to
25/33 knots within 120nm of warning areas. Moderate to rough seas. Moderate to
heavy swell.

Rain areas, scattered showers and thunderstorms within 300nm of lows and cold
fronts/trough. Isolated showers remainder. Visibility reducing below 2nm in


The next routine forecast will be issued at 09:00 UTC Wednesday.