IDY10210 SECURITE High Seas Forecast for South Eastern Metarea 10 SOUTHEASTERN AREA: 28S/50S, 129E/170E Issued by the Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology, BNOC For 24 hours commencing 1100 UTC 18 December 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 issued 180712UTC: Area bounded by 38S150E 36S150E 33.5S151E 33.5S153E 38S151E 38S150E. Part 2 Situation at 0600 UTC Refer to latest warnings. Ridge  37S159E 45S159E to high 1013 hPa near 50S162E. Forecast 38S161E 44S160E 50S163E at 181800UTC and 41S161E 45S162E 50S164E at 190600UTC. Ridge  35S129E 50S133E. Forecast 35S129E 38S139E 50S143E at 181800UTC and 35S129E 38S143E 50S149E at 190600UTC. Low  1008 hPa near 39S163E. Forecast 1007 hPa near 40S164E at 181800UTC and 1004 hPa near 44S165E at 190600UTC. Developing low  forecast 1001 hPa near 36S159E at 181800UTC and 1004 hPa near 39S163E at 190600UTC. Cold front  37S145E 39S150E 50S145E. Forecast 33S152E 38S155E 42S155E 50S150E at 181800UTC and 41S161E 45S162E 50S164E at 190600UTC. Cold front  forecast 45S131E 50S132E at 181800UTC and 44S138E 50S141E at 190600UTC. Part 3 Forecast Refer to latest warnings. Within 180nm of ridges: Variable winds below 20 knots. Slight to moderate seas. Moderate swell. Remainder east of cold front : N quarter winds. Winds tending clockwise within 240nm of low , clockwise within 180nm of low  and E quarter remainder east of ridge . Wind speeds below 20 knots, increasing to 20/30 knots within 120nm of low  and within 240nm of cold front , south of 43S. Moderate to rough seas. Low to moderate swell. Remainder west of cold front  outside warning area: SW quarter winds tending W quarter west of ridge  and NW quarter within 300nm east of cold front . Wind speeds 15/25 knots, increasing to 20/30 knots at times within 240nm of cold front  and reaching 25/33 knots within 60nm of warning area. Moderate to rough seas. Moderate swell. Rain areas and isolated thunderstorms within 300nm of cold fronts and lows and also in area north of 35S, west of 160E. Isolated to scattered showers remainder away from ridges. Visibility reduced below 2nm in precipitation. WEATHER MELBOURNE The next routine forecast will be issued at 20:00 UTC Thursday.