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 25 June 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 589 issued 251800UTC:
Over waters east of 160E.
Low 982hPa near 42S166E moving northeast 10kt.
Within 540 nautical miles of low in sector from southwest through northwest to
east: Clockwise 35kt.
Gale area moving with low.

Melbourne Gale Warning 7 issued 251805UTC:
Area bounded by 38S156E 45S156E 48S160E 34S160E 38S156E.

Melbourne Gale Warning 8 issued 251811UTC:
Area bounded by 41S101E 40S113E 45S136E 50S139E 50S111E 41S101E.

Part 2 Situation at 1800 UTC
Refer to latest warnings.

Ridge 28S153E 38S146E 42S150E 50S154E. Forecast 28S154E 37S150E 50S157E at
260600UTC and 28S157E 38S154E 50S160E at 261800UTC.

Cold front [1]/trough 39S170E to low 982 hPa near 42S166E to 44S161E. Forecast
from 42S170E to low 984 hPa near 40S166 at 260600UTC then east of area by

Cold front [2] 35S129E 42S137E 50S142E. Forecast 31S131E 43S143E 50S149E at
260600UTC and 34S138E 40S143E 45S151E 50S155E at 261800UTC.

Cold front [3] approaching west of area, forecast 43S129E 46S134E 50S136E at

Part 3 Forecast
Refer to latest warnings.

Within 120nm of ridge:
Variable winds below 20 knots. Slight to moderate seas. Moderate swell.

Remainder east of ridge outside warning areas:
SW quarter winds shifting S quarter south of 42S and SE quarter south of cold
front [1]. Clockwise within 240nm of low. Wind speeds 15/25 knots grading to
25/33 knots within 180nm of warning area. Moderate to rough seas. Moderate to
heavy swell.

Remainder west of ridge outside warning area:
NW quarter winds shifting W quarter west of cold front [2] and NW quarter
within 300nm east of cold front [3]. Wind speeds 15/25 knots increasing to
20/30 knots within 240nm east of cold front [2] and grading to 20/33 knots
remaining area of south of 40S. Moderate to rough seas. Moderate to heavy swell.

Rain areas, scattered showers and thunderstorms within 300nm of low and cold
fronts. Scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms remainder between front
[1] and ridge. Visibility reducing below 2nm in precipitation.


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