South Eastern Area High Seas Forecast


High Seas Forecast for South Eastern METAREA 10

Issued by the Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
For 24 hours commencing 2300 UTC 30 September 2020

Please be aware
Wind and wave forecasts are averages. Wind gusts can be 40 per cent stronger
than the forecast, and stronger still in squalls and thunderstorms. Maximum
waves can be twice the forecast height.

Part 1 Warnings
Melbourne Gale Warning 5.
Melbourne Gale Warning 6.
Melbourne Gale Warning 7.

Part 2 Situation at 1800 UTC
Cold front [1] 36S151E 40S152E 45S150E to low 996hPa near 45S150E. Forecast
29S155E 36S160E 50S160E to low 994hPa near 51S160E at 011200UTC, then moving
east of area.

Cold front [2] west of the area, forecast near 33S130E 43S138E 50S141E at
011200UTC, and near 39S144E 46S152E 50S155E at 020000UTC.

Part 3 Forecast
Refer to latest warnings.

South of line 38S129E 38S148E 32S155E 35S167E, outside warning areas:
Northerly quarter winds east of front [1], shifting westerly quarter west of
front [1] and turning clockwise within 240nm of lows. Northwest quarter winds
east of front [2], shifting westerly quarter west of front [2]. Wind speeds
reaching 25/33 knots. Rough to very rough seas. Moderate to heavy swell.

Winds not exceeding 25 knots. Moderate to rough seas. Low to moderate swell,
increasing to moderate to heavy swell south of 33S.

Rain areas, scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms within 240nm of cold
fronts and within 300nm of lows. Isolated showers elsewhere. Visibility
reducing below 2nm in precipitation.


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