South Eastern Area High Seas Forecast

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High Seas Forecast for South Eastern Metarea 10
SOUTHEASTERN AREA: 28S/50S, 129E/170E
Issued by the Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology, BNOC
For 24 hours commencing 1100 UTC 24 May 2015

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 Warning 1 issued 240611UTC:
Area bounded by 44S123E 46S119E 50S124E 50S130E 48S130E 44S123E.

New Zealand Storm warning 599 issued at 240600UTC:
Over waters east of 160E.
1. In a belt 240 nautical miles wide centred on a line 55S 167E 52S 167E 48S
167E: Southerly 50kt. Storm area moving southeast 50kt.
2. Outside area 1 and in a belt 660 nautical miles wide centred on a line 63S
175E 53S 168E 47S 168E 42S 173E 38S 177E: Southerly 40kt at times. Gale area
moving east northeast 5kt.

Part 2 Situation at 0600 UTC

Refer to latest warnings.

Ridge 50S149E to high 1030 hPa near 34S147E to 28S153E. Forecast 50S152E to
high 1030 hPa near 35S151E to 28S155E at 241800UTC and 50S153E to high 1029 hPa
near 34S154E to 28S161E at 250600UTC.

Cold front 32S127E 42S130E 50S127E. Forecast 43S137E 45S138E 50S134E at
241800UTC and 45S146E 48S144E 50S140E at 250600UTC.

Part 3 Forecast
Refer to latest warnings.

Within 180nm of ridge and 300nm of high:
Variable winds below 20 knots. Slight to moderate seas. Moderate swell.

Remainder east of ridge outside warning areas:
SW quarter winds 20/30 knots grading to 25/33 knots within 120nm of warning
area. Moderate to rough seas. Moderate to heavy swell.

Remainder west of ridge north of 42S:
N quarter winds 10/20 knots. Slight to moderate seas. Low to moderate swell.

Remainder west of ridge south of 42S outside warning areas:
N quarter winds 15/25 knots, increasing to 20/30 knots within 360nm east of
cold front and tending NW quarter 20/30 knots west of cold front. Winds grading
25/33 knots within 120nm of warning areas. Moderate to rough seas. Moderate to
heavy swell.

Scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms within 240nm of cold front and
east of ridge south of 40S. Isolated to scattered shower remainder away from
ridge. Visibility reducing below 2nm in precipitation.

WEATHER MELBOURNE

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