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 1100 UTC 30 June 2015

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
New Zealand Storm Force Wind Warning 742 issued 300600UTC:
Over waters east of 160E.
Low 963hPa near 54S 172E moving east 40kt.
1. Within 420 nautical miles of low in sector from west through north to
northeast: Clockwise 50kt. Storm area moving east 40kt.
2. Outside area 1 and in a belt 780 nautical miles wide centred on a line
54S155E 49S178E 50S170W: Clockwise 40kt. Gale area moving east 25kt.

Melbourne Gale Warning 2 issued 300643UTC:
Area bounded by 46S103E 44S110E 40S143E 44S147E 46S151E 50S154E 50S102E 46S103E.

Melbourne Gale Warning 3 issued 300558UTC:
Area bounded by 48S160E 50S160E 50S157E 48S160E.

Part 2 Situation at 0600 UTC
Refer to latest warnings.

Ridge [1] 31S129E to high 1029hPa near 35S138E to 32S151E to high 1028hPa near
34S162E to 31S170E. Forecast 30S129E 30S153E to high 1026hPa near 33S166E to
31S171E at 301800UTC and 33S129E to high 1028hPa near 32S135E to 29S153E to
high 1024hPa near 33S168E to 32S170E at 010600UTC.

Ridge [2] 40S151E to high 1028hPa near 34S162E. Forecast 43S155E to high
1026hPa near 33S166E at 301800UTC and 45S168E to high 1024hPa near 33S168E at

Cold front [1] 45S156E 48S173E, east of area by 301800UTC.

Cold front [2] 38S109E 42S118E 50S124E. Forecast 39S119E 43S131E 50S140E at
301800UTC and 38S132E 42S142E 50S151E at 010600UTC.

Trough 34S150E to low 1024hPa near 37S151E. Forecast 33S152E to low 1021hPa
near 38S154E at 301800UTC and 34S155E to low 1017hPa near 39S157E at 010600UTC.

Part 3 Forecast
Refer to latest warnings.

Within 180nm of ridges, 240nm of highs and north of ridge [1]:
Variable winds below 20 knots. Slight to moderate seas. Moderate to heavy
swell, decreasing to low to moderate west of 160E.

Remainder north of 39S, east from 151E:
SW quarter winds within 90nm west of trough, NW quarter within 90nm east of
trough, clockwise winds within 60nm of low, W quarter remainder. Wind speeds
generally 10/20 knots. Slight to moderate seas. Moderate to heavy swell,
decreasing to low to moderate west of 160E.

Remainder, outside warning areas:
NW quarter winds within 780nm east of front [2], W quarter otherwise. Wind
speeds 15/25 knots increasing to 20/33 knots within 300nm of warning areas.
Moderate to rough seas. Moderate to heavy swell.

Scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms within 240nm of fronts and within
180nm of trough. Scattered showers remainder north of 40S, west from 160E to
NSW coast. Visibility reducing below 2nm in precipitation.


The next routine forecast will be issued at 21:00 UTC Tuesday.