North Eastern Area High Seas Forecast

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High Seas Forecast for North Eastern METAREA 10
NORTHEASTERN AREA: EQUATOR TO 25S, 142E TO 170E

Issued by the Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
For 24 hours commencing 1100 UTC 22 May 2024

Part 1 Warnings
Nil.

Part 2 Situation at 0600 UTC
Southeasterly trade winds dominate the region.

Part 3 Forecast
North of line 25S142E 21S170E and south of line 07S142E 08S151E 16S170E:
Southeasterly quarter winds 15/25 knots, reaching 30 knots north of 17S.
Moderate to rough seas. Low to moderate swell.

Within 60nm of line 05S147E 06S148E :
Southeasterly quarter winds 15/25 knots through the Vitiaz Strait. Moderate to
rough seas. Low swell.

Remainder:
Winds not exceeding 20 knots. Slight to moderate seas. Low swell, increasing to
low to moderate swell south of line 15S170E 07S145E.

Scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms mainly north of line 10S142E
12S152E 22S170E. Heavy at times within 120nm of line 07S148E 08S152E 15S162E
and north of line 04S142E 04S149E. Visibility reducing below 2nm in
precipitation.

Please be aware
Wind and wave forecasts are averages. Wind gusts can be 40 per cent stronger
than the forecast, and stronger still in squalls and thunderstorms. Maximum
waves can be twice the forecast height.

WEATHER MELBOURNE

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