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 13 October 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
Melbourne Storm Force Wind Warning issued 131839UTC:
Area bounded by 39S116E 48S146E 50S151E 50S124E 42S113E 39S116E 39S116E.

Part 2 Situation at 1800 UTC
Refer to latest warnings.

Ridge [1] 32S129E to high 1025 hPa near 42S144E to high 1029 hPa near 39S157E
to 40S170E. Forecast 33S137E 44S147E 45S150E to high 1030 hPa near 39S160E to
39S170E at 140600UTC and 37S145E 40S150E to high 1031 hPa near 38S162E to
39S170E at 141800UTC.

Ridge [2] 32S151E 39S157E. Forecast 32S151E 37S156E 39S160E at 140600UTC and
32S152E 38S162E at 141800UTC.

Trough 28S153E 30S155E 31S167E 33S170E. Forecast 28S153E 29S166E 30S170E at
140600UTC then weakening by 141200UTC.

Cold front approaching west of area, forecast 31S129E 34S132E 40S135E 50S136E
at 141800UTC.

Part 3 Forecast
Refer to latest warnings.

Within 120nm of ridges, 240nm of highs and area north of trough:
Variable winds below 20 knots. Slight to moderate seas. Low to moderate swell.

Remainder between trough and ridge [1]:
SE quarter winds 15/25 knots shifting N quarter 15/25 knots reaching 30 knots
at times between ridge [1] and ridge [2]. Moderate to rough seas. Low to
moderate swell.

Remainder south of ridge [1], outside warning area:
W quarter winds east of 160E, shifting NW quarter west of 160E and shifting SW
quarter west of cold front. Wind speeds 15/25 knots within 240nm of ridge [1],
increasing to 20/30 knots elsewhere and grading to 25/33 knots within 120nm of
warning area. Moderate to rough seas. Moderate to heavy swell.

Scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms within 240nm of trough and cold
front. Isolated to scattered showers south of trough and also area south of
ridge [1]. Visibility reducing below 2nm in precipitation.


The next routine forecast will be issued at 08:00 UTC Wednesday.