Ocean Wind Warning 5

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High Seas Weather Warning for METAREA 10
Issued by the Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology, BNOC
At 0101UTC 4 March 2015

GALE WARNING FOR WESTERN AND SOUTHEASTERN AREAS

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.

Situation
Vigorous flow associated with a front/trough complex.

Cold front near 44S148E 47S154E 50S156E at 040001UTC. Forecast 44S154E 50S162E
at 040600UTC, then weakening east of area.

Surface trough near 41S130E 45S134E 50S136E at 040001UTC. Forecast 39S136E
44S140E 50S142E at 040600UTC, 38S141E 45S147E 50S148E at 041200UTC, 37S147E
43S153E 46S154E 50S153E at 041800UTC and 34S153E 37S156E 42S156E 47S159E
50S158E at 050001UTC.

Area Affected
Bounded by 50S122E 43S123E 39S140E 38S147E 36S150E 37S154E 39S154E 41S146E
43S146E 42S152E 50S160E 50S122E.

Forecast
NW quarter winds 30/40 knots within 180nm east of front, tending W quarter
30/40 knots within 300nm west of front.

Winds SW quarter 30/40 knots within 600nm west of trough, becoming within 420nm
west of trough after 041200UTC. Winds easing below 34 knots elsewhere by
040600UTC and redeveloping west of 146E and south of 45S after 041800UTC.

Rough to very rough seas. Heavy swell.

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