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 2300 UTC 24 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 Warning 3 issued 241908UTC: 
Area bounded by 50S139E 46S132E 48S124E 43S124E 41S135E 40S144E 41S153E 50S150E
50S139E.

New Zealand Gale Warning 549 issued 241800UTC:
Over waters east of 160E.
Front 44S166E 48S166E 53S158E moving east 30kt. Within 360 nautical miles west
of front: Southwest 40kt. Gale area moving with front.
 
Part 2 Situation at 1800 UTC
Refer to latest warnings.

Ridge [1] 28S157E 34S170E slow moving forecast 30S165E 32S170E at 250600UTC and
near 35S166E 32S170E at 251800UTC.   

Ridge [2] near 28S136E to High [1] 1021 hPa near 39S146E to 37S155E. Forecast
32S149E to high 1023 hPa near 40S158E at 250600UTC and near 30S152E to high 1025
hPa near 39S164E to 38S170E at 251800UTC.  

Cold front [1] 30S153E 36S163E 46S168E 50S163E. Forecast near 33S165E 37S170E at
250600UTC and then moving east of area.

Cold front [2] forecast near 36S127E 45S136E to low 983 hPa near 49S137E at
250600UTC and near 37S139E 42S145E 50S146E at 251800UTC.

 
Part 3 Forecast
Refer to latest warnings.

Within 180nm of ridges and 300nm of high: 
Variable winds below 20 knots. Slight to moderate seas. Low to moderate swell
increasing moderate to heavy near ridge [2].   

Remainder north of ridge [1]: 
E quarter winds 10/20 knots. Slight to moderate seas. Low swell.   

Remainder south of ridge [1] and east of cold front [1]: 
NW quarter winds 10/20 knots increasing 25/33 knots south of 40S. Slight to
moderate seas rising moderate to rough south of 40S. Low to moderate swell.   

Remainder, outside warning areas: 
W quarter winds tending variable below 20 knots north of 38S more than 300nm
from fronts. Winds tending N quarter within 300nm east of front [2]. Wind speeds
away from variable area 15/25 knots increasing 25/33 knots within 120nm of
warning area. Moderate to rough seas. Moderate to heavy swell.   

Rain areas, scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms within 300nm of cold
fronts. Isolated showers remainder away from ridges tending scattered south of
38S. Visibility reducing below 2nm in precipitation.
 
WEATHER MELBOURNE
 
The next routine forecast will be issued at 0800  UTC 25 April 2014