South Eastern Area High Seas Forecast


High Seas Forecast for South Eastern METAREA 10

Issued by the Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
For 24 hours commencing 1100 UTC 9 August 2020

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.

Part 1 Warnings
Refer to latest warnings for details of the area affected.

Melbourne Gale Warning 1.
Melbourne Gale Warning 4.

Part 2 Situation at 0600 UTC
Trough 17S154E 29S163E 34S159E to low [1] 995hPa near 34S153E. Forecast 17S161E
25S168E to low [2] 1006hPa near 32S169E to low [3] 1003hPa near 34S163E to low
[1] 1008hPa near 29S156E at 101200UTC.

Ridge from high 1028hPa 32S173E to 39S162E 43S137E. Forecast from high 1025hPa
39S150E to 42S152E 41S167E at 101200UTC.

Part 3 Forecast
Refer to latest warnings.

North of ridge, east of 145E, outside warning area:
Northerly quarter winds east of trough turning clockwise around lows [1][2][3].
Wind speeds 20/33 knots. Moderate to rough seas. Moderate swell.

South of ridge, west of 145E, outside warning area:
Westerly quarter winds shifting northwest quarter west of high longitude. Wind
speeds 20/33 knots. Moderate to rough seas. Moderate to heavy swell.

Rain areas, scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms within 300nm of
trough/lows. Visibility reducing below 2nm in precipitation.


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