South Eastern Area High Seas Forecast

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High Seas Forecast for South Eastern METAREA 10
SOUTH EASTERN AREA: COAST AT 25S TO 25S170E TO 29S170E TO 45S160E TO 50S160E TO
50S129E TO COAST AT 129E

Issued by the Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology, BNOC
For 24 hours commencing 1100 UTC 16 December 2017

Please be aware
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 the latest warnings for details of the area affected.

Melbourne Gale Warning 5.

Part 2 Situation at 0600 UTC
Refer to latest warnings for boundary of affected area and type of weather
system.

Trough [1] 35S149E 45S161E. Forecast 36S149E 39S166E at 171200UTC.

Trough [2] approaching area from west and forecast 31S129E 35S131E 38S129E at
171200UTC.

Cold front 42S151E 50S160E and moving east of area by 161200UTC.

High [1] 1017hPa near 40S136E. Forecast 1022hPa near 43S155E at 171200UTC.

High [2] 1021hPa near 35S166E. Forecast 1020hPa near 34S162E at 171200UTC.

Part 3 Forecast
Refer to latest warnings.

South of 44S:
Northwesterly quarter winds east of cold front tending westerly quarter west of
cold front and east of high [1]. Wind speeds 20/30 knots with rough seas.
Moderate to heavy swell.

North of line 44S129E 37S140E outside warning area:
Northeasterly quarter winds tending northerly quarter within 240nm east of
trough [2] and southerly quarter west of trough [2]. Wind speeds 20/30 knots
with rough seas, increasing to 25/33 knots with rough to very rough seas within
120nm of warning area. Winds decreasing to 10/20 knots with slight to moderate
seas west of trough [2]. Moderate swell.

Remainder:
Winds not exceeding 25 knots. Slight to moderate seas. Low to moderate swell.

Scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms within 240nm of troughs/cold
front. Scattered showers remainder south of 40S. Visibility reducing below 2nm
in precipitation.

WEATHER MELBOURNE

The next routine forecast will be issued at 20:00 UTC Saturday.