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 25 April 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 Gale Warning 2 issued 251846UTC:
Area bounded by 31S153E 36S150E 38S150E 30S157E 31S153E 31S153E.

New Zealand Gale Warning 709 issued 251800UTC:
Front 34S 165E 38S 166E 41S 166E moving eastsoutheast 15kt.
Within 180 nautical miles east of front: Northerly 35kt developing next 6
hours. Gale area moving with front.

Part 2 Situation at 1800 UTC
Refer to latest warnings.

Ridge 37S129E 39S140E 50S160E. Forecast 36S129E 34S138E 44S155E 50S160E at
260600UTC and 35S129E 32S148E 50S166E at 261800UTC.

Trough 28S154E to low [2] 1004 hPa near 35S154E 39S161E to low [1] 44S161E
48S170E. Forecast 28S159E to low [2] 1001 hPa near 36S160E to 40S164E 44S153E
to low[1] 998 hPa near 47S166E to 49S170E at 260600UTC and 28S162E to low [2]
996hPa 37S166E 46S170E at 261800UTC.

Cold front 46S140E 47S143E 50S146E at 251800UTC. Forecast 46S151E 50S153E at
260600UTC and 44S156E 47S159E 50S160E at 261800UTC.

Part 3 Forecast
Refer to latest warnings.

Within 120nm of ridge:
Variable winds to 15 knots, becoming SW quarter 15/25 knots by 260600UTC. Seas
becoming moderate. Moderate to heavy swell.

East of trough, outside warning area:
N quarter winds east of trough tending clockwise within 300nm of lows. Wind
speeds 15/25 knots reaching 30 knots at times and reaching 25/33 knots within
120nm of warning area. Moderate to rough seas. Moderate swell, increasing to
moderate to heavy near warning areas.

West of trough and north of ridge, outside warning area:
S quarter winds, shifting W quarter north of 35S east of 150E. Winds tending
clockwise within 300nm of lows. Wind speeds 15/25 knots, increasing to 20/30
knots north of 40S east of 140E and reaching 25/33 knots within 120nm of
warning area. Moderate swell, increasing to moderate to heavy south of 44S and
near warning areas.

Remainder west of ridge:
SW quarter winds, turning NW within 300nm east of cold front. Winds speeds
15/25 knots increasing 20/30 knots south of 40S west of 155E. Moderate to rough
seas. Moderate to heavy swell.

Rain areas, scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms east of ridge, within
180nm of trough and within 600nm of lows. Scattered showers remainder west of
front away from ridge. Visibility reducing below 2nm in precipitation.


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