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 National Meteorological and Oceanographic
Centre
FOR 24 HOURS COMMENCING 1100 UTC 24 APRIL 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 3 issued 240641UTC:
Area bounded by 50S139E 42S132E 42S139E 45S143E 44S149E 49S150E 47S160E 50S160E
50S139E.

New Zealand Gale Warning 541 issued 240600UTC:
Over waters east of 160E.
In a belt 300 nautical miles wide centred on a line 51S157E 48S161E 44S165E:
Southwest 35 knots developing next 6-12 hours.
Gale area then moving southeast 25 knots.
 
Part 2 Situation at 0600 UTC
Refer to latest warnings.  

Ridge [1] 28S157E 34S170E slow moving forecast 30S165E 32S170E at 250600UTC.  

Ridge [2] 37S129E to high 1020 hPa near 38S135E to 38S141E. Forecast just a high
[1] 1021 hPa near 39S146E at 241800UTC and then ridge 33S151E to high 1026 hPa
near 40S158E at 250600UTC.

Cold front [1] 32S152E 40S157E 50S155E. Forecast 30S153E 36S163E 46S168E 50S163E
at 241800UTC and 32S163E 37S170E at 250600UTC.

Cold front [2] forecast near 36S127E 45S136E to low 983 hPa near 49S137E at
250600UTC.
 
Part 3 Forecast
Refer to latest warnings.

Within 180nm of ridges and 300nm of high: 
Variable winds below 20 knots. Slight to moderate seas. Low to moderate swell
increasing moderate to heavy near ridge [2].  

Remainder north of ridge [1] and directly north of ridge [2] until 241800UTC: 
E quarter winds 10/20 knots. Slight to moderate seas. Low swell.  

Remainder south of ridge [1] and east of cold front [1], outside warning areas: 
NW quarter winds 15/25 knots increasing 25/33 knots within 120nm of warning
areas. Moderate to rough seas. Low to moderate swell increasing moderate to
heavy south of 46S.  

Remainder west of front [1], outside warning area: 
W quarter winds from 241800UTC winds N quarter west of high longitude and S
quarter east of high longitude. Winds S quarter west of cold front [2]. Wind
speeds 15/25 knots increasing 25/33 knots within 120nm of warning area. Moderate
to rough seas. Moderate to heavy swell.  

Rain areas, scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms within 240nm of cold
fronts and within 240nm of low. Isolated showers remainder away from ridges.
Visibility reducing below 2nm in precipitation.
 
WEATHER MELBOURNE
 
The next routine forecast will be issued at 2200  UTC 24 April 2014