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 2300 UTC 27 March 2017

Wind gusts can be a further 40 percent stronger than the averages given here,
and maximum waves may be up to twice the height.

Part 1 Warnings
Refer to latest warnings for details of area affected.
Melbourne Gale Warning 1
New Zealand Gale warning 561

Part 2 Situation at 1800 UTC
Refer to latest warnings for boundary of affected area and type of weather

Trough [1] 31S174E to low 1008 hPa near 37S170E to 40S166E. Forecast 30S172E to
low 1014 hPa near 34S168E to 37S165E at 290000UTC.

Trough [2] near 33S151E 40S156E 50S161E. Forecast 32S152E 40S160E 50S166E at

Cold front 42S129E 47S142E 50S147E. Forecast 33S133E 40S141E 50S153E at

High [1] 1015 hPa near 36S161E. Forecast high 1018 hPa near 32S161E at

Trough [3] forecast near 39S126E 50S130E at 281200UTC and 40S131E 50S138E at

High [2] 1017 hPa forecast developing near 42S167E, then slow moving.

Part 3 Forecast
Refer to latest warnings.

East of trough [2] south from 46S until 280600UTC, outside warning area:
Northerly quarter winds 20/30 knots, increasing to 25/33 knots within 120nm of
warning area. Moderate to rough seas. Moderate swell.

West of line 33S129E 37S140E 43S149E 50S163E, outside warning area:
Northeast quarter winds tending westerly quarter west of cold front. Winds
becoming northeast quarter east of trough [3] and southwest quarter west of
trough [3] after 281200UTC. Wind speeds 20/33 knots, increasing to 25/33 knots
120nm of warning area. Moderate to rough seas. Heavy swell.

Winds not exceeding 25 knots. Moderate to rough seas south of 40S west of 162E
with moderate to heavy swell. Slight seas with low to moderate swell remainder.

Rain areas, scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms within 240nm of
troughs, cold fronts and low. Isolated showers remainder, increasing scattered
west of cold front. Visibility reducing below 2nm in precipitation.


The next routine forecast will be issued at 08:00 UTC Tuesday.