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 National Meteorological and Oceanographic
Centre
FOR 24 HOURS COMMENCING 2300 UTC 02 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
Melbourne Gale Warning 2 issued 021811UTC:
Area bounded by 28S155E 27S160E 31S160E 34S157E 40S156E 39S150E 35S150E 28S155E.

New Zealand Gale Warning 048 issued 021920UTC:
AT 021800UTC
In an area bounded by 27S160E 29S162E 31S160E 27S160E: Westerly 35kt developing
next 6-12 hours.

 
Part 2 Situation at 1800 UTC
Refer to latest warnings.

High 1017hPa near 44S169E, near stationary.

Ridge 32S137E to high 1026hPa near 38S138E to 46S154E 50S167E. Forecast 33S141E
to high 1022hPa near 39S142E to 46S153E 49S170E at 030600UTC and from high
1020hPa near 40S143E to 46S154E 49S170E at 031800UTC.

Cold front/trough [1] 28S159E 32S159E to low [1] 996hPa near 33S157E to 41S158E
46S163E 50S171E. Forecast 28S162E to low [1] 992hPa near 34S158E to 42S160E
48S170E at 030600UTC and 28S166E to low 991 hPa near 34S162E to 40S164E 44S162E
at 031800UTC.

Cold front/trough [2] 31S123E to low [2] 1008hPa near 41S124E to 45S122E
50S130E. Forecast 30S128E to low [2] 1009hPa near 39S131E to 42S128E 46S130E
50S138E at 030600UTC and 35S135E to low 1012hPa near 37S133E to 44S132E 50S145E
at 031800UTC.

 
Part 3 Forecast
Refer to latest warnings.

Within 180nm of ridges and 240nm of highs:
Variable winds below 20 knots. Slight to moderate seas. Low to moderate swell.

Remainder east of front/trough [1]:
N quarter winds turning clockwise within 300nm of low [1]. Wind speeds 15/25
knots grading to 20/33 knots within 180nm of front/trough [1], north of 40S.
Moderate to rough seas. Low to moderate swell.

Remainder west of front/trough [1], east of ridge, outside warning area:
S quarter winds 20/33 knots turning clockwise within 300nm of low [1]. Moderate
to rough seas. Moderate to heavy swell.

Remainder west of ridge:
NW quarter winds turning SW quarter west of front/trough [2] and clockwise
within 240nm of low [2]. Wind speeds 15/25 knots increasing to 20/30 knots south
of 47S. Moderate to rough seas. Moderate to heavy swell.

Rain areas, scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms within 240nm of
front/troughs and lows. Visibility reducing below 2nm in precipitation.
 
WEATHER MELBOURNE
 
The next routine forecast will be issued at 0900  UTC 03 September 2014