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 25 January 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
New Zealand Gale Warning 274 issued 251814UTC:
Over waters east of 160E. In a belt 240 nautical miles wide centred on a line
38S162E 44S162E 51S162E: Northerly 35kt. Gale area moving south southeast 30kt.

Part 2 Situation at 1800 UTC
Refer to latest warnings.

Ridge 37S129E 37S140E. Forecast 38S129E 39S138E 39S153E 44S164E at 260600UTC
and 41S129E 42S152E 48S170E at 261800UTC.

Trough 28S164E 33S162E to low 1005 hPa near 38S161E. Forecast 28S164E 30S162E
37S163E 42S165E at 260600UTC and 28S163E 38S162E 38S162E 43S166E at 261800UTC.

Cold front 38S161E 42S162E 50S161E. Forecast 42S165E 47S168E 50S168E at
260600UTC and 43S166E 46S170E at 261800UTC.

Part 3 Forecast
Refer to latest warnings.

Within 180nm of ridge:
SE quarter winds to 15 knots. Slight seas. Low to moderate swell.

Remainder east of cold front and trough, outside warning area:
Clockwise winds within 180nm of low. N quarter winds elsewhere. Wind speeds
15/25 knots increasing to 20/30 knots south of 40S. Winds grading to 25/33
knots within 120nm of warning areas. Moderate to rough seas. Low to moderate
swell, increasing to heavy south of 42S.

Remainder west of cold front and trough:
SW quarter winds 15/25 knots south of ridge, turning SE quarter 15/25 knots
north of ridge. Moderate to rough seas. Moderate to heavy swell.

Rain areas, scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms within 600nm east of
front and trough. Scattered showers elsewhere west of cold front away from
ridge. Visibility reduced below 2nm in precipitation.


The next routine forecast will be issued at 08:00 UTC Monday.