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 01 AUGUST 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 1 issued 012007UTC:
Area 1: Bounded by 41S117E 44S129E 44S137E 50S141E 50S119E 41S117E.
Area 2: Bounded by 39S080E 50S080E 50S132E 47S131E 43S126E 39S080E.


Melbourne Gale Warning 6 issued 011936UTC:
Area 1: Bounded by 37S150E 37S151E 35S152E 36S150E 37S150E.
Area 2: Bounded by 40S160E 41S155E 44S155E 45S157E 44S160E 40S160E..

New Zealand Gale Warning 027 issued 011800UTC:
Over waters east of 160E.
Low 977hPa near 43S158E moving eastnortheast 20kt.
Within 180 nautical miles of low in western semicircle: Clockwise 35kt.
Gale area moving with low.
 
Part 2 Situation at 1800 UTC
Refer to latest warnings.

Ridge 34S129E to high 1030 hPa near 35S134E to 50S137E. Forecast 30S129E to high
1030 hPa near 36S141E to 50S147E at 020600UTC and high 1034 hPa near 38S146E to
50S159E at 021800UTC.

Cold front [1] 28S158E 38S164E 45S166E 48S170E. Forecast 28S162E 39S170E at
020600UTC then east of area by 021800UTC.

Trough 34S150E 40S158E to low 996 hPa near 43S158E to 50S168E. Forecast 29S153E
38S163E to low 1002 hPa near 42S163E to 48S170E at 020600UTC and 28S168E 34S171E
to low 1005 hPa near 41S168E at 021800UTC.

Cold front [2] approaching from west forecast 31S128E 42S132E 50S131E at
021800UTC.
 
Part 3 Forecast
Refer to latest warnings.

Within 240nm of high, within 180nm of ridge:
Variable winds to 15 knots, tending W quarter 10/20 knots near ridge [2]. Slight
to moderate seas. Moderate to heavy  swell.

Remainder east of ridge, outside warning areas: 
N quarter winds east of front [1] turning W quarter west of front. Winds SW
quarter within 240nm west of trough. Clockwise winds within 180nm of low. Wind
speeds 15/25 knots grading to 25/33 knots within 120nm of warning areas.
Moderate to rough seas. Moderate to heavy swell.

Remainder west of ridge, outside warning areas:
NW quarter winds shifting SW quarter west of front [2]. Wind speeds 15/25 knots
grading to 25/33 knots within 120nm of warning areas. Moderate to rough seas.
Moderate to heavy swell.

Scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms within 300nm of cold fronts, lows
and trough. Scattered showers remainder east of ridge. Visibility reducing below
2nm in precipitation.
 
WEATHER MELBOURNE
 
The next routine forecast will be issued at 0900  UTC 02 August 2014