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 Bureau National Operations Centre
FOR 24 HOURS COMMENCING 1100 UTC 26 OCTOBER 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 Storm Force Wind Warning issued 260648UTC:
Area bounded by 44S112E 40S117E 38S129E 43S148E 39S146E 35S153E 50S156E 50S098E
46S102E 44S112E. 
 
Part 2 Situation at 0600 UTC
Refer to latest warnings.

Ridge [1] 28S164E 33S170E at 260600UTC then moving east of area.

Ridge [2] 22S149E to high 1018 hPa near 28S164E to 33S170E. Forecast 34S151E to
high 1016 hPa near 45S159E to 50S157E at 261800UTC and from high 1016 hPa near
43S165E to 50S164E at 270600UTC. 

Trough [1] 32S152E 38S155E 42S170E. Forecast 31S153E 37S159E 40S170E at
261800UTC and 36S160E 38S170E at 270600UTC. 

Trough [2] 34S136E 46S136E to low 984 hPa near 49S132E. Forecast 38S144E 41S144E
50S139E at 261800UTC and 36S150E 45S152E 50S149E at 270600UTC.

 
Part 3 Forecast
Refer to latest warnings.

Within 180nm of ridges and 240nm of highs and east of ridge [1]:
Variable winds below 20 knots. Slight to moderate seas. Low to moderate swell.

Remainder west of ridge [1] and east of trough [2], outside warning area:
N quarter winds 20/30 knots east of trough [1] and again west of ridge [2] with
wind speeds grading 25/33 knots within 120nm of warning area. Winds shifting S
quarter 20/30 knots between ridge [2] and trough [1]. Moderate to rough seas.
Moderate swell.

Remainder west of trough[2], outside warning areas:
SW quarter winds 20/30 knots grading 25/33 knots within 120nm of warning area.
Moderate to rough seas. Moderate swell.

Rain areas, scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms within 240nm of
troughs. Isolated showers remainder away from ridges. Visibility reducing below
2nm in precipitation.
 
WEATHER MELBOURNE
 
The next routine forecast will be issued at 2000  UTC 26 October 2014