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 26 July 2016

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 Gale Warning 3 issued 260655UTC:
Area bounded by 34S131E 34S138E 38S141E 38S147E 36S151E 36S157E 46S159E 48S158E
41S134E 34S131E.

Melbourne Gale Warning 4 issued 260835UTC:
Area bounded by 48S118E 42S144E 44S148E 50S145E 50S118E 48S118E.

Melbourne Gale Warning 6 issued 260700UTC:
Area bounded by 43S155E 47S160E 50S160E 50S144E 47S144E 43S155E.

New Zealand Gale Warning 584 issued 260600UTC:
Over waters east of 160E.
In an area bounded by 46S160E 48S164E 52S164E 55S160E 46S160E: Northwest 35
knots developing next 6 hours. Gale area then slow moving.

Part 2 Situation at 0600 UTC
Refer to latest warnings.

Ridge [1] 30S153E 29S170E. Forecast 28S159E 31S165E 31S170E at 261800UTC, and
32S164E 31S170E at 270600UTC.

Ridge [2] 33S117E 43S127E 50S128E at 260600UTC, forecast near 35S129E 43S136E
50S139E at 261800UTC, and from high 1028 hPa near 33S130E to 35S137E 44S150E
50S150E at 270600UTC.

Cold front [1] near 41S163E 51S162E 53S156E to low 963hPa near 51S150E at
260600UTC, forecast 45S173E 53S169E to low 962hPa near 53S154E at 261800UTC,
and 40S177E 44S178E 54S175E to low 964hPa near 54S156E at 270600UTC.

Cold front [2] 33S136E 39S138E 43S138E at 260600UTC, forecast near 35S143E
42S147E 46S153E at 261800UTC, and near 33S153E 38S154E 42S159E 46S162E 50S163E
at 270600UTC.

Cold front [3] 42S120E 50S122E at 260600UTC, forecast near 44S131E 50S133E at
261800UTC, and near 41S140E 47S145E 50S144E at 270600UTC.

Part 3 Forecast
Refer to latest warnings.

Within 180nm of ridge [1] and high:
Variable winds below 20 knots. Slight to moderate seas. Moderate to heavy swell.

Remainder outside warning area:
W quarter winds shifting N quarter east of cold fronts, shifting S quarter west
of cold fronts. Clockwise within 240nm of lows. Wind speeds 15/25 knots grading
25/33 knots within 120n of warning areas. Moderate seas. Moderate to heavy

Areas of rain, scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms within 240nm of
cold fronts and 300nm of lows. Scattered showers remainder west of front [1].
Visibility reducing below 2nm in precipitation.


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