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 26 June 2016

Wind gusts can be a further 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 608 issued 261800UTC:
In a belt 300 nm wide centred on a line 38S165E 36S170E 36S176E: Westerly 45kt.
Gale area moving east 30kt.

Melbourne Gale Warning 8 issued 261912UTC:
Area bounded by 45S117E 45S148E 50S154E 50S116E 45S117E.

Part 2 Situation at 1800 UTC
Refer to latest warnings.

Ridge 28S157E 38S154E 50S160E. Forecast 28S165E 42S159E 50S168E at 270600UTC
and 32S170E 42S162E 48S170E at 271800UTC.

Cold front [1] 34S138E 39S143E 45S151E 50S155E at 261800UTC and weakening by

Cold front [2] 43S129E 47S135E 50S136E. Forecast 42S133E 47S144E 50S147E at
270600UTC and 42S140E 46S150E 50S155E at 271800UTC.

Trough [1] 45S166E 43S170E. Forecast 42S170E 44S168E at 270600UTC.

Trough [2] developing near 28S156E 32S157E to low 1009 hPa near 34S155E by
270600UTC. Forecast 28S161E 32S161E to low 1002 hPa near 35S158E at 271800UTC.

Part 3 Forecast
Refer to latest warnings.

Within 120nm of ridge:
Variable winds below 20 knots. Slight to moderate seas. Moderate swell.

Remainder east of ridge outside warning area:
SW quarter winds shifting S quarter south of 42S. Wind speeds 15/25 knots
grading to 25/33 knots within 180nm of warning area. Moderate to rough seas.
Moderate to heavy swell.

Remainder west of ridge outside warning area:
W quarter winds tending NW quarter within 300nm east of cold front [2]. Winds
shifting N quarter east of trough [2], SW quarter west of trough [2] and
clockwise within 180nm of low. Wind speeds 15/25 knots increasing to 20/30
south of 37S. Winds increasing to 20/30 knots within 300nm east of trough [2]
and area west of trough [2] by 270600UTC. Winds further increasing to 25/33
knots within 120nm of warning area. Moderate to rough seas. Moderate to heavy

Rain areas, scattered showers and thunderstorms within 300nm of lows and cold
fronts/troughs. Scattered showers remainder west of cold front [2]. Visibility
reducing below 2nm in precipitation.


The next routine forecast will be issued at 09:00 UTC Monday.