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 1100 UTC 27 May 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 3 issued 270656UTC:
Area bounded by 50S109E 41S116E 39S129E 41S142E 46S148E 50S150E 50S109E.

Part 2 Situation at 0600 UTC

Refer to latest warnings.

Ridge 28S160E 33S156E to high [1] 1023 hPa near 31S155E to high [2] 1023 hPa
near 41S159E to 45S162E 50S163E. Forecast 28S156E 34S159E to high [2] 1026 hPa
near 40S165E to 50S167E at 271800UTC and 28S159E to high [2] 1028 hPa near
41S168E to 42S170E at 280600UTC.

Trough [1] 30S164E 32S170E. Forecast weakening near 28S165E 29S170E at

Trough [2] developing near 50S133E 32S129E at 271800UTC. Forecast 40S138E
50S140E at 280600UTC.

Cold front [1] 37S140E 43S145E 47S146E 50S145E. Forecast weakened by 271800UTC.

Cold front [2] 37S126E 41S132E 46S137E 50S138E. Forecast 34S129E 38S135E
43S140E 50S145E at 271800UTC and 34S140E 45S149E 50S150E at 280600UTC.

Part 3 Forecast
Refer to latest warnings.

Within 180nm of ridge, within 240nm of highs:
Variable winds below 20 knots. Slight to moderate seas. Moderate swell.

Remainder east of ridge:
S quarter winds 10/20 knots tending SW quarter north of trough. Winds SW
quarter 15/25 knots south of 46S. Slight to moderate seas, rising to moderate
to rough seas south of 46S. Moderate swell.

Remainder west of ridge, outside warning area:
N quarter winds 20/30 knots east of cold front [1] tending NW quarter east of
cold front [2] and W/NW remainder east of trough [2]. Winds shifting W/SW 20/30
knots west of trough [2]. Winds grading 25/33 knots within 120nm of warning
area. Moderate to rough seas. Moderate swell increasing to heavy west of cold
front [2].

Scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms within 240nm of trough[1], cold
fronts and remainder west of front [2]. Isolated to scattered showers remainder
away from ridges. Visibility reducing below 2nm in precipitation.


The next routine forecast will be issued at 21:00 UTC Wednesday.