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 1 February 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

Part 2 Situation at 0600 UTC
Refer to latest warnings.

Ridge 43S129E 43S138E 47S150E. Forecast 42S129E 41S138E 42S150E at 011800UTC
and 41S129E to high 1029 hPa near 41S133E to 40S140E 40S150E at 020600UTC.

Trough 33S160E to low 994 hPa near 42S161E to 50S164E. Forecast 33S163E to low
994 hPa near 44S164E to 50S166E at 011800UTC and 33S166E 37S168E to low 993 hPa
near 45S168E to 47S170E 50S170E at 020600UTC.

Part 3 Forecast
Refer to latest warnings.

Within 120nm of ridge and north of 33S east from 150E:
Variable winds below 20 knots becoming S/SE 10/20 knots west of 165E by
020600UTC. Slight to moderate seas. Low to moderate swell.

Remainder east of 150E:
SW quarter winds west of trough tending N quarter east of trough. Clockwise
winds within 240nm of low. Winds speeds to 15/25 knots reaching 20/30 knots at
times west of trough south from 39S and within 240nm of low. Moderate to rough
seas. Low to moderate swell.

Remainder west of 150E:
SE quarter winds north of ridge. W quarter winds south of ridge tending SW
quarter after 011200UTC. Wind speeds 15/25 knots reaching 20/30 knots at times
between ridge and 40S east from 142E until 011200UTC and south of 46S east from
140E after 011800UTC. Moderate to rough seas. Low to moderate swell.

Rain areas, scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms within 360nm of low
and in area northeast of line 28S162E 40S170E. Scattered to isolated showers
remainder east of 150E. Visibility reduced below 2nm in precipitation.


The next routine forecast will be issued at 20:00 UTC Sunday.