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 27 January 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 [1] 40S129E to high 1024 hPa near 44S135E to 50S146E. Forecast 41S129E to
high 1027 hPa near 45S139E to 50S150E at 271800UTC and 42S129E to high 1029 hPa
near 47S140E to 50S153E at 280600UTC.

Ridge [2] 37S148E 43S154E 50S165E. Forecast 41S152E 47S158E 50S162E at
271800UTC and 43S154E 46S156E 50S161E at 280600UTC.

Trough 28S163E 35S159E 46S170E. Forecast 28S161E 31S159E 35S158E 46S170E at
271800UTC and 28S160E to low 1001 hPa near 35S158E to 38S159E 42S166E 47S170E
at 280600UTC.

Part 3 Forecast
Refer to latest warnings.

Within 180nm of ridges and 240nm of high:
Variable winds to 15 knots. Slight seas. Low to moderate swell.

East of trough:
E quarter 10/20 knots with slight to moderate seas south of a line 30S170E
40S162E. NE quarter winds 20/30 knots with moderate to rough seas elsewhere.
Winds becoming clockwise 20/30 knots within 180nm of low and increasing to
25/33 knots within 120nm of low in the southern semicircle after 271800UTC. Low
to moderate swell.

Remainder south of ridge [1]:
NW quarter 10/20 knots. Slight to moderate seas. Low to moderate swell.

SE quarter winds tending S quarter north of 35S east from 150E and E quarter
west of 135E. Winds becoming clockwise within 180nm of low after 271800UTC
Winds speeds 15/25 knots west of a line 32S129E 50S159E, increasing to 20/30
knots elsewhere. Wind speeds further increasing to 25/33 knots within 180nm
east of trough north from 40S after 271800UTC. Moderate to rough seas. Low to
moderate swell.

Rain areas, scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms within 240nm of
trough. Isolated showers elsewhere. Visibility reduced below 2nm in


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