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 26 November 2015

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
Melbourne Gale Warning 1 issued 260633UTC:
Area A: Bounded by 36S157E 38S160E 41S160E 36S157E.
Area B: Bounded by 39S146E 36S152E 40S154E 41S151E 41S149E 39S146E.

Melbourne Gale Warning 5 issued 260658UTC:
Area bounded by 44S146E 43S152E 45S148E 44S146E.

New Zealand Storm Warning 414 issued 260609UTC:
Over waters east of 160E and north of Ice Edge.
1. In a belt 300 nautical miles wide centred on a line 45S163E 47S165E 51S168E:
Northwest 55kt. Storm area moving southeast 45kt.
2. Outside area 1 and in a belt 540 nautical miles wide centred on a line
37S159E 44S166E 59S180: Northwest 35kt at times. Gale area moving southeast

Part 2 Situation at 0600 UTC
Refer to latest warnings.

Ridge [1] 36S129E 34S132E 34S138E. Forecast 36S129E 34S134E 35S155E 36S161E at
261800UTC and remaining stationary.

Ridge [2] 28S163E 32S170E. Forecast 36S129E 34S135E 36S160E at 261800UTC and
36S129E 34S135E 36S161E 39S170E at 270600UTC.

Cold front 33S152E 35S156E 38S159E 50S164E. Forecast 28S154E to low 1006hPa
near 31S155E to 35S162E 41S168E 44S170E at 261800UTC and 28S156E to low 1008hPa
near 30S157E to 34S165E 38S170E at 270600UTC.

Part 3 Forecast
Refer to latest warnings.

Within 180nm of ridges and remainder north of ridges:
Variable winds below 20 knots, tending SE quarter 10/20 knots north of ridge
[1] west of 152E. Slight to moderate seas. Moderate swell increasing to
moderate to heavy near ridge [1].

Remainder east of cold front, outside warning areas:
N quarter winds tending NW quarter within 360nm east of front. Wind speeds
15/25 knots grading to 25/33 knots within 120nm of warning areas. Wind speeds
increasing to 20/30 knots south of 38S. Moderate to rough seas. Low to moderate
swell increasing to moderate to heavy within 90nm east of front south of 38S.

Remainder west of cold front, outside warning area:
SW quarter winds becoming W quarter after 261800UTC. Winds tending S quarter
between cold front and ridge [1] and turning clockwise within 120nm of low.
Wind speeds 20/30 knots grading to 25/33 knots within 120nm of warning area.
Moderate to rough seas. Moderate to heavy swell.

Scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms within 180nm of cold front and
trough. Scattered to isolated showers remainder west of cold front and south of
ridge [1]. Visibility reducing below 2nm in precipitation.


The next routine forecast will be issued at 20:00 UTC Thursday.