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 Bureau National Operations Centre
FOR 24 HOURS COMMENCING 1100 UTC 23 SEPTEMBER 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
Nil.

 
Part 2 Situation at 0600 UTC
Refer to latest warnings.

Ridge [1] 28S153E to high 1029 hPa near 36S160E to 33S170E. Forecast 28S154E to
high 1028 hPa near 35S162E 32S170E at 231800UTC and 28S156E to high 1026 hPa
near 36S163E to 32S170E at 240600UTC.

Ridge [2] 41S129E 50S145E at 230600UTC. Forecast 39S129E 50S150E at 231800UTC
and 34S129E 44S143E 50S150E at 240600UTC.

Cold front 30S133E to low 1010 hPa near 35S130E to 43S136E 50S150E. Forecast
32S135E 36S135E 41S137E 45S142E 50S153E at 231800UTC and 37S142E 40S142E 47S148E
50S152E at 240600UTC.
 
Part 3 Forecast
Refer to latest warnings.

Within 120nm of ridges and 240nm of high:
Variable winds below 20 knots. Slight to moderate seas. Low to moderate swell
increasing to moderate to heavy swell east of 165E and also along ridge [2]
south of 45S.

Remainder northeast of ridge [1]:
SE quarter winds 10/20 knots with slight to moderate seas. Low to moderate swell
increasing to moderate to heavy swell east of 165E.

Between cold front and ridge [1], outside warning areas:
NW quarter winds, tending N quarter north of 40S west of 160E and W quarter
throughout east of 160E. Wind speeds 15/25 knots, increasing to 20/30 knots
south of 45S east of cold front. Moderate to rough seas. Low to moderate swell
increasing to heavy swell south of 45S east of cold front.

Remainder west of cold front:
SW quarter winds east of ridge [2], turning NW quarter west of ridge [2] and
tending clockwise within 180nm of low. Wind speeds 20/30 knots. Moderate to
rough seas. Moderate to heavy swell.

Rain areas, scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms within 300nm of cold
front. Isolated showers remainder west of ridge [1]. Visibility reducing below
2nm in precipitation.
 
WEATHER MELBOURNE
 
The next routine forecast will be issued at 2100  UTC 23 September 2014