South Eastern Area High Seas Forecast

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HIGH SEAS FORECAST FOR METAREA 10
SOUTHEASTERN AREA: 28S/50S, 129E/170E
Issued by the Bureau of Meteorology National Meteorological and Oceanographic
Centre
FOR 24 HOURS COMMENCING 2300 UTC 23 JULY 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
New Zealand Gale Warning 566 issued 231911UTC:
Over waters east of 160E.
In a belt 360 nautical miles wide centred on a line 53S156E 52S162E 51S168E:
Southwest 35kt developing next 6 hours.
Gale area then moving eastnortheast 40kt.
 
Part 2 Situation at 1800 UTC
Refer to latest warnings.

Ridge 42S129E 45S139E 44S150E to high 1023 hPa near 37S158E to 28S158E. Forecast
41S129E 46S140E 46S150E to high 1024 hPa near 35S160E to 28S163E at 240600UTC
and 40S131E 46S140E 48S150E 40S159E to high 1026 hPa near 32S162E 28S163E at
241800UTC.

Low 1003 hPa near 36S136E. Forecast low 1005 hPa near 37S139E at 240600UTC and
low 1007 hPa near 39S141E at 241800UTC.

 
Part 3 Forecast
Refer to latest warnings.

Within 180nm of ridge and 240nm of high:
Variable winds below 20 knots. Slight to moderate seas. Low to moderate swell.

Remainder north of ridge:
N quarter winds 15/25 knots east of 150E, becoming clockwise around low west of
150E. Mostly moderate seas. Low to moderate swell.

Remainder southeast of ridge, east of 150E outside of warning area:
SW quarter winds tending S quarter north of 30S. Wind speeds 15/25 knots
increasing to 25/33 knots within 120nm of warning area. Moderate to rough seas.
Moderate swell.

Remainder southwest of ridge, west of 150E:
NW quarter winds 20/30 knots. Moderate to rough seas. Moderate swell.

Scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms within 240nm of low. Scattered
showers east of 150E away from ridge. Visibility reducing below 2nm in
precipitation.
 
WEATHER MELBOURNE
 
The next routine forecast will be issued at 0900  UTC 24 July 2014