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 30 May 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
New Zealand Gale Warning 660 issued at 300600UTC:
In a belt 120 nautical miles wide centred on a line 45S165E 41S167E 38S170E.
Southwest 35 knots at times. Gale area moving northeast 10 knots.

Part 2 Situation at 0600 UTC
Refer to latest warnings.

Ridge [1] 28S151E to high 1028 hPa near 43S146E to 50S144E. Forecast 28S153E to
high 1031 hPa near 46S145E to 50S144E at 301800UTC and 28S153E to high 1032 hPa
near 47S147E to 50S148E at 310600UTC.

Ridge [2] 45S129E 47S138E 43S146E. Forecast 45S129E 46S137E 46S145E at
301800UTC and 45S129E 47S138E 47S147E at 310600UTC.

Trough 34S138E to low 1012 hPa near 38S133E to 39S129E. Forecast 34S138E to low
1016 hPa near 38S133E to 42S129E at 301800UTC and 33S138E to low 1019 hPa near
39S133E to 43S129E at 310600UTC.

Part 3 Forecast
Refer to latest warnings.

Within 180nm of ridges, 240nm of high and west of trough:
Variable winds below 20 knots. Slight to moderate seas. Moderate swell.

Remainder east of ridge [1], outside warning area:
S quarter winds. Wind speeds 15/25 knots, increasing to 20/30 knots east of
line 34S170E 38S160E 50S162E and grading to 25/33 knots within 120nm of warning
area. Moderate to rough seas. Moderate swell.

Remainder west of ridge [1]:
NE quarter winds north of ridge [2], turning NW quarter south of ridge [2] and
tending clockwise within 240nm of low. Wind speeds 15/25 knots, increasing to
20/30 knots within 120nm of line 40S137E 42S135E until 301800UTC. Moderate to
rough seas. Moderate swell, becoming moderate to heavy west of 138E south of

Scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms within 240nm of trough and south
of 32S east of 160E. Isolated to scattered showers over remainder east of ridge
[1]. Visibility reducing below 2nm in precipitation.


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