South Eastern Area High Seas Forecast

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HIGH SEAS FORECAST FOR METAREA 10
SOUTHEASTERN AREA: 28S/50S, 129E/170E
Issued by the Bureau of Meteorology National Meteorological and Oceanographic
Centre
FOR 24 HOURS COMMENCING 1100 UTC 18 APRIL 2014
 
PLEASE BE AWARE 
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 Gale Force Wind Warning 2 issued 180701UTC: 
Area bounded by 50S119E 49S115E 46S116E 47S129E 50S129E 50S119E.

Melbourne Gale Warning 3 issued 180701UTC:
Area bounded by 46S152E 42S150E 40S150E 38S149E 36S152E 37S160E 40S160E 46S152E.

New Zealand Gale Warning 439 issued 180600UTC:
Low 982hPa near 41S166E moving south of southwest 15 knots.
1. Within 180nm of low in southeast semicircle: Clockwise 40 knots. Gale area
moving south of southwest 15 knots.
2. Outside area 1 and in a belt 240nm wide centred on a line 42S179E 45S175E
49S164E: Clockwise 35 knots easing next 6-12 hours. Gale area slow moving.


 
Part 2 Situation at 0600 UTC
Refer to latest warnings.

Ridge from high 1025 hPa near 36S131E to 50S136E at 1806001UTC, from high 1024
hPa near 37S134E to 50S142E at 181800UTC, and from 34S129E to high 1018 hPa near
36S139E to 50S149E at 190600UTC.

Cold front [1] near 38S151E 46S151E 50S150E, moving slowly east and weakening.

Cold front [2] moving to the area from west and forecast to be near 35S124E
40S129E 50S130E at 190600UTC.

Low 986 hPa near 41S166E moving south of southwest 15 knots. Forecast low 984
hPa near 44S165E at 181800UTC and low 985 hPa near 46S164E at 190600UTC.
 
Part 3 Forecast
Refer to latest warnings.

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

Remainder east cold front [1], outside warning areas:
NW winds 180nm east of front turning clockwise around low, becoming NE quarter
south of low. Wind speeds 15/25 knots increasing to 25/33 knots within 120nm of
warning areas. Moderate to rough seas. Moderate to heavy swell.

Remainder west of ridge and east of cold front [2]:
NW quarter winds 15/25 knots shifting SW quarter east of ridge. Winds becoming
20/30 knots south of 40S. Moderate to rough seas. Moderate to heavy swell.

Remainder north of low, outside warning area:
E quarter winds 15/25 knots. Winds increasing to 25/33 knots within 120nm of
warning area. Moderate to rough seas. Low to moderate swell.

Rain areas, scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms within 420nm of low.
Scattered showers remainder away from ridges and within 180nm of fronts.
Visibility reducing below 2nm in precipitation.
 
WEATHER MELBOURNE
 
The next routine forecast will be issued at 2200  UTC 18 April 2014