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 1100 UTC 26 JULY 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 5 issued 260735UTC:
Area bounded by 39S131E 45S146E 50S146E 50S137E 44S129E 39S131E.

Melbourne Gale Warning 6 issued 260721UTC: 
Area bounded by 44S080E 34S106E 34S115E 41S135E 46S135E 47S109E 50S100E 50S080E
44S080E.
 
Part 2 Situation at 0600 UTC
Refer to latest warnings.

Ridge 28S162E to high [1] 1027 hPa near 34S167E to 50S161E. Forecast 28S165E to
high [1] 1025 hPa near 32S168E to 39S169E to high [2] 1025 hPa near 47S162E to
50S162E at 261800UTC and 28S169E to high [1] 1023 hPa near 32S171E to 42S173E to
high [2] 1023 hPa near 48S164E to 50S164E at 270600UTC.

Trough 31S152E 39S159E 42S157E 43S151E to low 1019 hPa near 41S149E. Forecast
28S155E to low 1015 hPa near 37S160E to 44S151E at 261800UTC and 28S159E to low
1012 hPa near 40S161E to 43S154E at 270600UTC.

Developing front forecast 35S129E 47S136E 50S131E at 261800UTC and 33S130E
45S143E 50S141E at 270600UTC.
 
Part 3 Forecast
Refer to latest warnings.

Within 120nm of ridge and 180nm of highs:
Variable winds below 20 knots. Slight to moderate seas. Low to moderate swell.

Remainder east of ridge:
S quarter winds 15/25 knots. Moderate to rough seas. Moderate swell.

Remainder west of ridge, outside warning area:
N quarter winds 15/25 knots, shifting NW quarter 15/25 knots west of front and
increasing to 25/33 knots within 120nm of warning area. Winds turning SW quarter
10/15 knots within 600nm west of trough. Clockwise winds 15/25 knots within
180nm of low. Moderate to rough seas. Low to moderate swell within 600nm west of
trough. Moderate to heavy swell remainder.

Scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms within 360nm of low, trough and
front. Isolated showers remainder west of front. Visibility reducing below 2nm
in precipitation.
 
WEATHER MELBOURNE
 
The next routine forecast will be issued at 2100  UTC 26 July 2014