South Eastern Area High Seas Forecast


High Seas Forecast for South Eastern METAREA 10

Issued by the Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
For 24 hours commencing 2300 UTC 3 July 2020

Please be aware
Wind and wave forecasts are averages. Wind gusts can be 40 per cent stronger
than the forecast, and stronger still in squalls and thunderstorms. Maximum
waves can be twice the forecast height.

Part 1 Warnings
Refer to latest warnings for details of the area affected.

Melbourne Gale Warning 5.

Part 2 Situation at 1800 UTC
Refer to latest warnings for boundary of affected area and type of weather

Cold front [1] 25S153E 41S163E. Forecast 25S168E 29S170E 41S168E at 050000UTC.

Cold front [2] entering area near 46S129E 50S133E at 050000UTC.

Trough 40S144E 44S145E 47S149E to low 1000hPa near 49S150E. Forecast 35S160E
39S162E 41S160E at 050000UTC.

Ridge developing from west, 31S130E 50S130E at 040000UTC. Forecast 31S133E
50S141E at 050000UTC.

Part 3 Forecast
Refer to latest warnings.

East of ridge: Southwest quarter winds shifting northwest quarter winds east of
cold front [1] and within 180nm east of trough. Clockwise winds within 120nm of
low. Wind speeds 20/33 knots. Moderate to rough seas. Moderate swell.

Remainder, outside warning area:
Northwest quarter winds shifting southwest quarter west of cold front [2]. Wind
speeds 15/25 knots, reaching 33 knots west of cold front [2]. Moderate to rough
seas. Moderate swell.

Rain areas, scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms within 240nm of cold
fronts, 180nm trough and 300nm of low. Isolated showers remainder, tending
scattered west of cold front [1], east from trough. Visibility reducing below
2nm in precipitation.


The next routine forecast will be issued at 09:00 UTC Saturday.