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 24 November 2014

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 241835UTC:
Area bounded 44S144E 43S147E 42S154E 44S160E 50S160E 50S154E 46S153E 46S147E

Part 2 Situation at 1800 UTC
Refer to latest warnings.

Ridge [1] slow moving along 28S164E 31S170E.

Ridge [2] near 35S129E 33S134E. Forecast 36S129E 34S136E at 250600UTC and
37S129E 35S138E at 251800UTC.

Ridge [3] developing along 34S151E 35S155E 35S160E at 251800UTC.

Cold front [1] 35S151E 37S154E 43S155E 50S154E 51S148E. Forecast 30S153E
34S160E 40S165E 45S166E 50S160E at 250600UTC and 29S153E 36S170E at 251800UTC.

Cold front [2] 43S118E 46S129E 47S131E 50S131E. Forecast 42S130E 44S140E
47S142E 50S140E at 250600UTC and 39S137E 43S149E 47S158E 50S158E at 251800UTC.

Part 3 Forecast
Refer to latest warnings.

Within 180nm of ridges:
Variable winds below 20 knots. Slight to moderate seas. Low to moderate swell.

Remainder east of cold front [1]:
N quarter winds. Wind speeds 20/33 knots easing to 15/25 knots north of 35S
after 250600UTC. Moderate to rough seas. Low to moderate swell.

Remainder west of cold front [1] outside warning area:
W quarter winds tending S quarter north of 37S and SE quarter west of ridge
[2]. Wind speeds 15/25 knots increasing to 20/30 knots between cold fronts and
area south of 45S west of cold front [2]. Winds grading 25/33 knots within
120nm of warning area. Variable winds below 20 knots within 180nm of ridge [3]
after 251800UTC. Moderate to rough seas. Moderate swell increasing to moderate
to heavy swell south of 40S.

Scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms within 240nm of cold fronts.
Isolated to scattered showers remainder away from ridges. Visibility reducing
below 2nm in precipitation.


The next routine forecast will be issued at 08:00 UTC Tuesday.