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 17 December 2014

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

Part 2 Situation at 1800 UTC
Refer to latest warnings.

Ridge 32S170E 28S163E 33S154E to high 1011 hPa near 40S156E to 50S154E.
Forecast 32S170E 28S165E 37S159E 44S159E to high 1013 hPa near 50S161E at
180600UTC and 33S170E 31S164E 38S160E 44S160E 50S163E at 181800UTC.

Cold front [1] 31S159E to low 1008 hPa near 36S161E to 45S167E 50S164E.
Forecast 33S163E 36S165E to low 1008 hPa near 39S163E to 44S168E 50S171E at
180600UTC and 33S164E 37S167E to low 1005hPa 40S164E to 45S170E at 181800UTC.

Cold front [2] 34S135E 45S139E 50S138E. Forecast 37S145E 42S147E 50S145E at
180600UTC and 36S152E 40S155E 50S150E at 181800UTC.

Part 3 Forecast
Refer to latest warnings.

Within 180nm of ridge:
Variable winds below 20 knots. Slight to moderate seas. Moderate swell,
increasing to moderate to heavy swell south of 40S.

Remainder east of cold front [1]:
Clockwise within 180nm of low. NW quarter winds elsewhere north of 40S and
tending N quarter south of 40S. Wind speeds 15/25 knots, increasing to 20/30
knots within 180nm of low [1]. Moderate to rough seas. Moderate swell.

Remainder east of ridge:
S quarter winds turning easterly quarter by 181800UTC.
Wind speeds 15/25 knots. Moderate to rough seas. Moderate swell.

Remainder west of ridge:
SW quarter winds west of cold front [2]. Northerly quarter winds east of cold
front [2]. Wind speeds 15/25 knots, increasing to 20/30 knots within 240nm east
of cold front [2] and west of cold front [2] south from 40S. Moderate to rough
seas. Moderate swell.

Rain areas and isolated thunderstorms within 300nm of cold fronts and low.
Scattered showers remainder away from ridge. Visibility reduced below 2nm in


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