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 1 February 2015

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

Part 2 Situation at 1800 UTC
Refer to latest warnings.

Ridge 42S129E 41S145E 33S151E 32S170E. Forecast 41S129E to high 1030 hPa near
41S131E to 38S149E 33S160E 32S170E at 020600UTC and 41S129E to high 1029 hPa
near 40S131E to 37S156E 33S170E at 021800UTC.

Developing front forecast 49S135E 51S144E at 021800UTC and 47S138E 48S146E
50S150E at 030000UTC.

Trough 34S162E to low 994 hPa near 44S164E to 50S166E. Forecast 34S167E to low
995 hPa near 45S166E to 50S169E at 020000UTC and east of area by 020600UTC.

Part 3 Forecast
Refer to latest warnings.

Within 120nm of ridge and 240nm of high:
Variable winds below 20 knots tending S quarter between 140E and 160E and
reaching 25 knots at times. Slight to moderate seas. Low to moderate swell.

Remainder north of ridge:
SE quarter winds 15/25 knots increasing to 20/30 knots north of 30S between
156E and 166E after 021200UTC. Moderate to rough seas. Low to moderate swell.

Remainder south of ridge:
W quarter winds west of 140E, west of 150E after 021200UTC. SW quarter winds
remainder tending NW quarter east of trough and clockwise within 120nm of low.
Wind speeds 15/25 knots increasing to 20/33 knots at times south of a line
48S130E 43S149E 40S170E. Moderate to rough seas. Moderate swell.

Rain areas, scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms within 240nm of trough
and front and north of 30S east from 160E. Scattered to isolated showers
remainder south of ridge. Visibility reduced below 2nm in precipitation.


The next routine forecast will be issued at 08:00 UTC Monday.