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 18 December 2014

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 issued 180712UTC:
Area bounded by 38S150E 36S150E 33.5S151E 33.5S153E 38S151E 38S150E.

Part 2 Situation at 0600 UTC
Refer to latest warnings.

Ridge [1] 37S159E 45S159E to high 1013 hPa near 50S162E. Forecast 38S161E
44S160E 50S163E at 181800UTC and 41S161E 45S162E 50S164E at 190600UTC.

Ridge [2] 35S129E 50S133E. Forecast 35S129E 38S139E 50S143E at 181800UTC and
35S129E 38S143E 50S149E at 190600UTC.

Low [1] 1008 hPa near 39S163E. Forecast 1007 hPa near 40S164E at 181800UTC and
1004 hPa near 44S165E at 190600UTC.

Developing low [2] forecast 1001 hPa near 36S159E at 181800UTC and 1004 hPa
near 39S163E at 190600UTC.

Cold front [1] 37S145E 39S150E 50S145E. Forecast 33S152E 38S155E 42S155E
50S150E at 181800UTC and 41S161E 45S162E 50S164E at 190600UTC.

Cold front [2] forecast 45S131E 50S132E at 181800UTC and 44S138E 50S141E at

Part 3 Forecast
Refer to latest warnings.

Within 180nm of ridges:
Variable winds below 20 knots. Slight to moderate seas. Moderate swell.

Remainder east of cold front [1]:
N quarter winds. Winds tending clockwise within 240nm of low [1], clockwise
within 180nm of low [2] and E quarter remainder east of ridge [1]. Wind speeds
below 20 knots, increasing to 20/30 knots within 120nm of low [2] and within
240nm of cold front [1], south of 43S. Moderate to rough seas. Low to moderate

Remainder west of cold front [1] outside warning area:
SW quarter winds tending W quarter west of ridge [2] and NW quarter within
300nm east of cold front [2]. Wind speeds 15/25 knots, increasing to 20/30
knots at times within 240nm of cold front [1] and reaching 25/33 knots within
60nm of warning area. Moderate to rough seas. Moderate swell.

Rain areas and isolated thunderstorms within 300nm of cold fronts and lows and
also in area north of 35S, west of 160E. Isolated to scattered showers
remainder away from ridges. Visibility reduced below 2nm in precipitation.


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