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 Bureau National Operations Centre
FOR 24 HOURS COMMENCING 1100 UTC 22 OCTOBER 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 1 issued 220600UTC:
Area bounded by 50S145E 47S160E 50S160E 50S145E.
 
Part 2 Situation at 0600 UTC
Refer to latest warnings.

Ridge [1] 28S153E to high [1] 1025hPa near 39S159E to 46S166E 45S170E. Forecast
28S155E to high [1] 1023hPa near 37S160E to 45S170E at 221800UTC and 28S156E
30S158E to high [1] 1022hPa near 36S159E to 39S170E at 230600UTC.

Ridge [2] from high [1] 1025hPa near 39S159E to 39S170E. Forecast from high [1]
1023hPa near 37S160E to 38S170E at 221800UTC and from high [1] 1022hPa near
36S159E to 36S170E at 230600UTC.

Ridge [3] 30S129E to high [3] 1027hPa near 42S130E to 50S130E. Forecast 30S129E
41S133E to high [3] 1027hPa near 45S139E to 50S140E at 221800UTC and 31S130E
41S136E 46S143E to high [3] 1026hPa near 46S148E to 50S148E at 230600UTC.

Trough/cold front 37S144E 42S144E 50S151E. Forecast 38S149E 44S157E 50S164E at
221800UTC and 38S150E 42S166E 45S170E at 230600UTC.
 
Part 3 Forecast
Refer to latest warnings.

Within 180nm of ridges and 240nm of highs:
Variable winds below 20 knots. Slight to moderate seas. Low to moderate swell,
moderate to heavy south of 40S.

Remainder east of ridge [1]:
S quarter winds 10/20 knots. Slight to moderate seas. Moderate swell, moderate
to heavy south of 40S.

Remainder east of trough/front:
N quarter winds 15/25 knots north of 40S, tending NW quarter 20/30 knots south
of 40S and grading to 25/33 knots south of 46S. Moderate to rough seas. Low to
moderate swell increasing to heavy south of 45S.

Remainder west of trough/front, east of ridge [3], outside warning area:
SW quarter 20/33 knots shifting SE quarter 20/30 knots north of high [3]
latitude and tending E quarter 15/25 knots north of 38S after 221800UTC.
Moderate to rough seas. Low to moderate swell increasing to heavy south of 45S.

Remainder west of ridge [3]:
NW quarter winds tending NE quarter north of 43S. Wind speeds 20/30 knots
increasing to 25/33 knots in far SW after 230001UTC. Moderate to rough seas. Low
to moderate swell increasing to heavy south of 45S.

Rain areas, scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms within 240nm of
trough/front. Visibility reducing below 2nm in precipitation.
 
WEATHER MELBOURNE
 
The next routine forecast will be issued at 2000  UTC 22 October 2014