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 2300 UTC 6 July 2015

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

Part 2 Situation at 1800 UTC
Refer to latest warnings.

Ridge 31S130E 40S132E 46S143E 50S145E. Forecast 30S134E 36S136E 38S144E 50S149E
at 070600UTC and 35S148E 43S152E to high 1029 hPa near 48S153E to 50S153E at

Cold front [1] 36S151E 34S160E 39S170E. Forecast 31S156E 31S164E 34S170E at
070600UTC and 29S166E 30S170E at 071800UTC.

Cold front [2] approaching far west of area and forecast 41S125E 50S131E at
070600UTC and 38S129E 50S135E at 071800UTC.

Part 3 Forecast
Refer to latest warnings.

Within 240nm of ridge:
Variable winds below 20 knots. Slight to moderate seas. Moderate swell.

Remainder east of ridge:
W quarter winds north of cold front [1] tending S quarter elsewhere. Wind
speeds 15/25 knots increasing to 20/33 knots south of 40S east from 159E and at
times within 180nm of cold front [1] east from 160E. Winds also reaching 20/33
knots at times within area bounded by 29S153E 29S156E 33S155E 32S152E until
071200UTC. Moderate to rough seas. Moderate swell.

Remainder west of ridge:
N quarter winds tending SW quarter west of cold front [2]. Winds speeds 15/25
knots increasing to 20/33 knots within 360nm east of cold front [2] south from
43S but easing to 10/20 knots north of 38S. Slight to moderate seas north of
38S. Moderate to rough seas south of 38S. Low to moderate swell increasing to
moderate to heavy west of cold front [2].

Rain areas, scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms within 240nm of cold
fronts. Scattered to isolated showers remainder east of ridge. Visibility
reducing below 2nm in precipitation.


The next routine forecast will be issued at 09:00 UTC Tuesday.