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 2300 UTC 30 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 1 issued 301920UTC:
Area bounded by 38S148E 34S155E 36S156E 37S154E 43S155E 43S152E 38S152E 40S148E
38S148E.

Melbourne Gale Warning 3 issued 301841UTC:
Area bounded by 50S129E 48S129E 47S140E 44S143E 43S154E 50S160E 50S129E.

New Zealand Gale Warning 731 issued 301821UTC:
At 301800UTC over waters east of 160E. In a belt 240 nautical miles wide centred
on a line 41S159E 49S165E 54S168E: Northerly 35kt. Gale area moving southeast
30kt.

 
Part 2 Situation at 1800 UTC
Refer to latest warnings.

Ridge [1] 28S163E 41S170E. Forecast 28S170E 40S171E at 010600UTC and east of
area by 011200UTC.

Ridge [2] 36S129E 33S139E. Forecast 36S129E to high 1030 hPa near 36S132E to
35S140E 33S146E at 010600UTC and 38S129E to high 1029 hPa near 36S133E to
35S140E 30S153E at 011800UTC.

Cold front [1] 32S151E 38S158E 42S158E 45S157E 50S160E. Forecast 28S155E 34S162E
43S165E to low 990 hPa near 47S163E to 50S164E at 010600UTC and 28S163E 35S169E
to low 994 hPa near 43S167E to 47S167E 50S169E at 011800UTC.

Cold front [2] approaching far southwest of area and forecast 48S129E 50S138E at
010600UTC and 45S142E 48S153E 50S156E at 011800UTC.
 
Part 3 Forecast
Refer to latest warnings.

Within 120nm of ridges, north of ridge [2] and east of ridge [1]:
Variable winds below 20 knots. Slight to moderate seas. Moderate swell.

Remainder between cold front [1] and ridge [1] outside warning area:
NW quarter winds tending clockwise within 120nm of low. Wind speeds 15/25 knots
north of 30S and within 240nm of ridge [1] increasing to 20/30 knots elsewhere
and grading to 25/33 knots within 120nm of warning area. Moderate to rough seas.
Low to moderate swell increasing to moderate to heavy south of 40S.

Remainder west of cold front [1] and south of ridge [2] outside warning area:
SW quarter winds tending W quarter east of cold front [2] and clockwise within
120nm of low. Wind speeds 15/25 knots within 300nm of ridge [2] increasing to
20/30 knots elsewhere and grading to 25/33 knots within 120nm of warning areas.
Moderate to rough seas. Moderate to heavy swell.

Rain areas, scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms within 240nm of fronts.
Scattered to isolated showers remainder west of front [1] and south of ridge
[2]. Visibility reducing below 2nm in precipitation.
 
WEATHER MELBOURNE
 
The next routine forecast will be issued at 0900  UTC 01 October 2014