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 15 APRIL 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
New Zealand Gale Warning 374 issued 151917UTC:
Over waters east of 160E and south of 25S.
Low 998hPa near 27S162E moving southeast 25kt.
In a belt 120 nautical miles wide centred on a line 30S161E 27S160E 25S161E:
Clockwise 35kt.
Gale area moving southeast 20kt.

New Zealand Gale Warning 373 issued 151916UTC:
Over waters east of 160E.
In a belt 180 nautical miles wide centred on a line 46S166E 44S162E 43S159E:
Southeast 35kt.
Gale area moving southeast 10kt.

Melbourne Storm Force Wind Warning 1 issued 151856UTC:
Area bounded by 45S080E 39S118E 50S142E 50S080E 45S080E.

 
Part 2 Situation at 1800 UTC
Refer to latest warnings.

Ridge 37S140E to high 1026 hPa near 51S155E. Forecast 38S147E 44S150E 50S160E at
160600UTC and 38S148E 44S151E 50S160E at 161800UTC.

Trough from low [2] 998 hPa near 27S162E to low [1] 1000 hPa near 41S165E to
45S170E. Forecast near 28S166E to low [2] 994 hPa near 31S167E to low [1] 1001
hPa near 40S165E to 43S170E at 160600UTC and 28S171E to low [2] 984 hPa near
37S169E at 161800UTC.

Cold front 33S127E 42S132E 50S134E. Forecast 33S129E 40S138E 50S140E at
160600UTC and 38S139E 50S147E at 161800UTC.
 
Part 3 Forecast
Refer to latest warnings.

Within 180nm of ridge and 240nm of high:
Variable winds below 20 knots. Slight to moderate seas. Moderate swell.

East of trough, outside warning area:
N quarter winds tending clockwise within 300nm of lows. Wind speeds 15/25 knots
tending 25/33 knots within 120nm of warning areas. Moderate to rough seas.
Moderate swell.

Remainder east of ridge and west of trough outside warning areas:
SE quarter winds tending SW quarter north of 37S and clockwise within 300nm of
lows. Wind speeds 15/25 knots increasing to 20/30 knots east of 152E away from
ridge and 25/33 knots within 120nm of warning areas. Moderate to rough seas.
Moderate swell.

Remainder west of ridge outside warning areas:
N/NW winds, tending W quarter west of front, north of 40S. Wind speeds 15/25
knots increasing to 20/30 knots south of 40S and 25/33 knots within 120nm of
warning area. Moderate to rough seas. Moderate swell, increasing to heavy from
the far west after 160300UTC.

Rain areas, scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms within 360nm of
lows.Scattered showers remainder Tasman Sea away from ridge and within 180nm of
front. Visibility reducing below 2nm in precipitation.
 
WEATHER MELBOURNE
 
The next routine forecast will be issued at 0800  UTC 16 April 2014