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 7 July 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 1800 UTC
Refer to latest warnings.

Ridge [1] 36S147E to high 1030 hPa near 47S152E to 50S153E. Forecast 34S150E to
high 1030 hPa near 45S155E to 50S158E at 080600UTC and 31S151E to high 1030 hPa
near 43S157E to 50S162E at 081800UTC.

Ridge [2] developing in far west of area and forecast 42S129E 46S137E at
081200UTC and 40S129E 48S142E at 081800UTC.

Cold front 38S129E 45S133E 50S135E. Forecast 35S129E 42S136E 50S140E at
080600UTC and 33S129E 42S139E 50S148E at 081800UTC.

Part 3 Forecast
Refer to latest warnings.

Within 120nm of ridge [2] and 180nm of ridge [1]:
Variable winds below 20 knots. Slight to moderate seas. Moderate swell.

Remainder east of ridge [1]:
S quarter winds 15/25 knots increasing to 20/30 knots east of a line 37S170E
42S161E 50S165E until 081800UTC. Moderate to rough seas. Moderate swell.

Remainder between ridge [1] and cold front:
NW quarter winds tending N quarter north of 35S. Winds speeds 15/25 knots
increasing to 20/33 knots within 300nm east of cold front south from 45S until
081800UTC but easing to 10/20 knots north of 35S. Moderate to rough seas south
of 35S. Slight to moderate seas north of 35S. Low to moderate swell.

Remainder west of cold front:
SW quarter winds tending SE quarter north of 40S. Winds tending NW quarter
south of ridge [2] after 081200UTC. Winds speeds 15/25 knots increasing to
20/33 knots in the far southwest after 081200UTC. Moderate to rough seas.
Moderate to heavy swell.

Rain areas, scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms within 240nm of cold
front. Scattered to isolated showers remainder away from ridges. Visibility
reducing below 2nm in precipitation.


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