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 2300 UTC 27 May 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

Melbourne Gale Warning 1 issued 271956UTC:
Area bounded by 50S157E 44S150E 44S154E 48S160E 50S160E 50S157E.

Melbourne Gale Warning 3 issued 271941UTC:
Area bounded by 50S112E 47S112E 41S124E 40S131E 44S150E 50S150E 50S112E.

Part 2 Situation at 1800 UTC

Refer to latest warnings.

Ridge [1] 27S153E 31S160E to high 1026 hPa near 40S165E to 50S167E. Forecast
27S153E 28S156E 32S163E to high 1028 hPa near 41S168E to 48S170E at 280600UTC
and 27S153E 28S160E 30S164E 39S170E at 281800UTC.

Ridge [2] 31S129E 31S138E. Slow moving and forecast 33S129E 32S137E at

Cold front 35S129E 42S140E 50S146E. Forecast 38S143E 43S148E 50S152E at
280600UTC and 36S150E 41S154E 50S159E at 281800UTC.

Trough 41S131E 50S135E. Forecast 41S137E 50S142E at 280600UTC and 43S145E
50S149E at 281800UTC.

Part 3 Forecast
Refer to latest warnings.

Within 240nm of ridges and east of ridge [1]:
Variable winds below 20 knots. Slight to moderate seas. Low to moderate swell
near ridge [1]. Moderate to heavy swell near ridge [2].

Remainder east of cold front outside warning areas:
NW quarter winds 15/25 knots increasing to 20/30 knots south of 45S and within
300nm east of cold front between 38S and 45S. Winds further increasing to 25/33
knots within 120nm of warning areas. Moderate to rough seas. Low to moderate

Remainder west of cold front outside warning area:
W quarter winds tending NW quarter between trough and cold front. Wind speeds
15/25 knots north of 38S increasing to 20/33 knots south of 38S outside warning
area. Moderate to rough seas. Moderate to heavy swell.

Scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms within 180nm of trough and cold
front. Scattered to isolated showers remainder west of cold front south from
ridge [2]. Visibility reducing below 2nm in precipitation.


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