South Eastern Area High Seas Forecast

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HIGH SEAS FORECAST FOR METAREA 10
SOUTHEASTERN AREA: 28S/50S, 129E/170E
Issued by the Bureau of Meteorology National Meteorological and Oceanographic
Centre
FOR 24 HOURS COMMENCING 1100 UTC 20 AUGUST 2014
 
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.

 
Part 1 Warnings
New Zealand Gale Warning 546 issued 200600UTC:
Over waters east of 160E and north of Ice Edge.
In a belt 720 nautical miles wide centred on a line 65S159E 57S160E 55S173E:
Southwest 40kt at times. Gale area moving east 30kt.

New Zealand Gale Warning 547 issued 200600UTC: 
In a belt 120 nautical miles wide centred on a line 39S168E 37S166E 34S163E:
Southerly 35kt at times.
Gale area moving east 20kt.

New Zealand Gale Warning 548 issued 200600UTC:
In a belt 480 nautical miles wide centred on a line 55S160E 48S163E 47S168E:
Southwest 35kt at times.
Gale area moving northeast 35kt.

Melbourne Gale Warning 1 issued at 200643UTC:
Area bounded by 35S080E 33S090E 33S104E 42S126E 50S133E 50S080E 35S080E.
 
Part 2 Situation at 0600 UTC
Refer to latest warnings.

Ridge [1] from 39S129E to high 1029 hPa near 41S136E to 41S149E 28S161E.
Forecast from 37S129E to high 1032 hPa near 43S146E to 28S161E at 201800UTC and
from 29S129E to high 1034 hPa near 44S152E to 28S161E at 210600UTC

Ridge [2] from 34S140E to high 1029 hPa near 41S136E to 50S143E. Forecast from
37S144E to high 1032 hPa near 43S146E to 50S150E at 201800UTC and from 37S149E
to high 1034 hPa near 44S152E to 50S154E at 210600UTC.
 
Part 3 Forecast
Refer to latest warnings.

Within 120nm of ridges and 240nm of high:
Variable winds below 20 knots, tending NE quarter 15/25 knots west of 133E.
Slight to moderate seas. Moderate swell, increasing to moderate to heavy south
of ridge [1].

Remainder north of ridge [1]: 
SE quarter winds east of ridge [2], turning NE quarter west of ridge [2]. Wind
speed 15/25 knots with moderate to rough seas. Moderate swell.

Remainder south of ridge [1], outside warning areas:
NW quarter winds west of ridge [2], turning SW quarter east of ridge [2] south
of 42S and S quarter east of ridge [2] and north of 42S. Wind speeds 15/25
knots, increasing to 20/30 knots east of 160E and west of 137E. Winds reaching
25/33 knots within 180nm of warning areas. Moderate to rough seas. Moderate to
heavy swell.

Isolated showers away from ridges, becoming more scattered north of ridge [1]
east of 150E. Visibility reducing below 2nm in precipitation.
 
WEATHER MELBOURNE
 
The next routine forecast will be issued at 2100  UTC 20 August 2014