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 Bureau National Operations Centre
FOR 24 HOURS COMMENCING 2300 UTC 21 SEPTEMBER 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 3 issued 211905UTC:
Area bounded by 47S141E 49S160E 50S160E 50S137E 47S141E.

New Zealand Storm Warning 500 issued 211910UTC:
Over waters south of 25S.
Low 987hPa near 43S 177E moving northeast 35kt.
1. Within 300 nautical miles of low in western semicircle: Clockwise 55kt at
times.
2. Outside area 1 and in a belt 600 nautical miles wide centred on a line
53S170E 40S170E 33S179E: Clockwise 40kt.
Storm and gale areas moving with low.

New Zealand Storm Warning 501 issued 211910UTC:
Over waters east of 160E and north of Ice Edge.
Front 49S 156E 56S 156E 62S 152E moving east 35kt.
1. Within 180 nautical miles southeast of front from 56S 156E to 62S 152E:
Northeast 50kt at times.
2. Outside area 1 and within 300 nautical miles southeast of front: Northeast
40kt.
3. Outside areas 1 and 2 and within 300 nautical miles west of front: Northwest
40kt.
Storm and gale areas moving with front.
 
Part 2 Situation at 1800 UTC
Refer to latest warnings.

Ridge 28S153E to high 1030 hPa near 37S150E to 50S158E. Forecast 28S154E to high
1029 hPa near 37S152E to 48S170E at 220600UTC and 28S155E to high 1030 hPa near
36S155E to 42S170E at 221800UTC.

Cold front 32S125E 41S125E 50S135E. Forecast 30S127E 40S127E 43S129E 50S148E at
220600UTC and 30S131E 42S131E 50S145E at 221800UTC.
 
Part 3 Forecast
Refer to latest warnings.

Within 180nm of ridge and 240nm of high:
Variable winds below 20 knots tending SW quarter 15/25 knots along ridge south
of 40S. Slight to moderate seas. Low to moderate swell, increasing to moderate
to heavy east of 155E.

Remainder east of ridge, outside warning areas:
SW quarter winds 20/30 knots, grading to 25/33 knots within 120nm of warning
areas. Moderate to rough seas. Moderate to heavy swell.

Remainder west of ridge, outside warning area:
NW quarter winds tending N quarter within 600nm east of front, then SW quarter
west of front. Wind speeds 15/25 knots increasing to 20/30 knots within 300nm
east of front and area south of 43S. Winds grading to 25/33 knots within 120nm
of warning area. Moderate to rough seas. Low to moderate swell increasing to
heavy swell west of cold front.

Rain areas, scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms within 300nm of cold
front. Scattered showers east of ridge. Visibility reducing below 2nm in
precipitation.
 
WEATHER MELBOURNE
 
The next routine forecast will be issued at 0900  UTC 22 September 2014