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 1100 UTC 28 July 2016

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

Melbourne Gale Warning 1 issued 280623UTC:
Area bounded by 46S123E 46S130E 44S138E 43.5S145E 42S152E 44S155E 50S158E
50S126E 46S123E.

Melbourne Gale Warning 5 issued 280624UTC:
Area bounded by 47S147E 44S146E 43S148E 38S148E 38S160E 43S160E 47S147E.

New Zealand Storm Force Wind Warning 627 issued 280600UTC:
Over waters east of 160E.
1. In a belt 180 nautical miles wide centred on a line 45S161E 43S164E 42S167E:
Southwest 50 kts easing to 40 kts next 6 to 12 hours. Storm area moving east
northeast 25 kts.
2. Outside area 1 and in a belt 540 nautical miles wide centred on a line
45S155E 39S163E 38S177E: Southwest 35 kts. Gale area moving east 40 kts.

Part 2 Situation at 0600 UTC
Refer to latest warnings.

Ridge 33S129E 30S150E 30S170E. Forecast 37S129E 32S139E 32S145E 29S155E 29S170E
at 281800UTC and 29S170E to high 1020 hPa near 29S159E to 31S141E 35S136E
50S132E at 290600UTC.

Cold front [1] 42S170E to low 980 hPa near 48S165E to 50S166E. Forecast east of
area by 281800UTC.

Cold front [2] forecast near 43S129E 46S140E 50S145E at 281800UTC and 38S143E
45S154E 50S159E at 290600UTC.

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,
increasing to heavy south of 42S.

Remainder outside warning areas:
W quarter winds tending NW quarter within 480nm east of cold fronts south of
44S and SW quarter west of cold front [1] east of ridge and turning clockwise
within 180nm of low. Winds N quarter west and north of ridge south of the
continent. Wind speeds 10/20 knots north of 33S east of continent and north and
west of ridge south of the continent, winds increasing to 20/30 knots remainder
and grading to 25/33 knots within 120nm of warning areas. Moderate to rough
seas. Moderate to heavy swell.

Areas of rain, scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms within 180nm of
fronts and low. Scattered showers remainder south of 36S. Visibility reducing
below 2nm in precipitation.


The next routine forecast will be issued at 21:00 UTC Thursday.