South Eastern Area High Seas Forecast

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High Seas Forecast for South Eastern Metarea 10
SOUTHEASTERN AREA: 28S/50S, 129E/170E
Issued by the Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology, BNOC
For 24 hours commencing 1100 UTC 30 January 2015

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 300716UTC:
Area bounded by 37S160E 34S155E 35S151E 41S148E 45S154E 42S160E 37S160E.

Part 2 Situation at 0600 UTC
Refer to latest warnings.

Ridge 42S129E to high 1026 hPa near 48S138E to 50S144E. Forecast 43S129E to
high 1024 hPa near 46S133E to 50S142E at 301800UTC and 43S129E 50S146E at
310600UTC.

Trough 28S165E 34S167E 37S165E 39S156E to low 985 hPa near 40S157E. Forecast
28S166E 35S169E 37S167E 41S156E to low 985 hPa near 41S156E at 301800UTC and
28S165E 40S169E 41S163E 41S156E to low 988 hPa near 41S156E at 310600UTC.

Part 3 Forecast
Refer to latest warnings.

Within 180nm of ridge, 240nm of high and south of ridge:
Variable winds to 15 knots. Slight seas. Low to moderate swell.

Remainder east of trough outside warning area:
NE quarter 15/25 knots becoming clockwise 20/30 knots within 420nm of low. Wind
speeds reaching 25/33 knots within 120nm of warning area. Moderate to rough
seas. Moderate swell, increasing to moderate to heavy within 300nm of low.

Remainder outside warning area:
S quarter winds turning N quarter east of low on the northeastern flank. Winds
becoming clockwise within 420nm of low. Wind speeds 15/25 knots increasing
25/33 knots within 120nm of warning area. Moderate to rough seas. Moderate
swell, increasing to moderate to heavy within 300nm of low.

Rain areas, scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms within 480nm of trough
and low. Isolated showers elsewhere away from ridge and high. Visibility
reduced below 2nm in precipitation.

WEATHER MELBOURNE

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