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 2300 UTC 30 April 2016

PLEASE BE AWARE
Wind gusts can be a further 40 percent stronger than the averages given here,
and maximum waves may be up to twice the height.

Part 1 Warnings
Melbourne Storm Force Wind Warning 1 issued 301910UTC:
Area bounded by 37S151E 41S159E 46S159E 45S153E 48S150E 41S141E 38S141E 37S151E.

Melbourne Gale Warning 3 issued 301817UTC:
Area bounded by 39S123E 41S133E 50S137E 50S085E 39S123E.

Part 2 Situation at 1800 UTC
Refer to latest warnings.

Ridge [1] 28S157E 32S165E 37S170E 44S170E. Forecast 28S163E 34S170E 39S170E at
010600UTC and 28S166E 34S170E at 011800UTC.

Ridge [2] 45S134E 50S135E. Forecast 45S139E 50S143E at 010600UTC and 45S145E
50S147E at 011800UTC.

Cold front [1] 35S144E to low 994 hPa near 41S142E to 46S145E 50S145E. Forecast
35S150E 40S154E 42S153E to low 984 hPa near 43S148E to 50S154E at 010600UTC and
31S153E 38S160E 43S162E to low 974 hPa near 45S155E to 47S153E 50S156E at
011800UTC.

Cold front [2] approaching west of area and forecast 44S129E 47S132E 50S133E at
011800UTC.

Part 3 Forecast
Refer to latest warnings.

Within 120nm of ridges and northeast of ridge [1]:
NE quarter winds 10/20 knots along ridge [1] and area northeast of ridge [1]. W
quarter winds 10/20 knots along ridge [2]. Slight to moderate seas. Low to
moderate swell near and northeast of ridge [1]. Heavy swell near ridge [2].

Remainder east of cold front [1] outside warning areas:
N quarter winds tending clockwise within 300nm of low extending to within 420nm
of low by 011200UTC. Wind speeds 20/30 knots grading 25/33 knots within 120nm
of warning area. Moderate to rough seas. Low to moderate swell, increasing to
moderate to heavy swell within 180nm of cold front [1].

Remainder west of cold front [1], outside warning areas:
W quarter winds tending SW quarter within 300nm west of cold front [1]. NW
quarter winds west of ridge [2] shifting W quarter west of cold front [2].
Clockwise winds within 300nm of low extending to within 420nm of low by
011200UTC. Wind speeds 20/30 knots grading 25/33 knots within 120nm of warning
areas. Moderate to rough seas. Moderate to heavy swell.

Rain areas, showers and scattered thunderstorms within 420nm of low. Rain areas
showers and isolated thunderstorms within 240nm of cold fronts. Scattered
showers remainder of 35S. Isolated showers elsewhere. Visibility reducing below
2nm in precipitation.

WEATHER MELBOURNE

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