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 25 October 2016

Wind gusts can be a further 40 percent stronger than the averages given here,
and maximum waves may be up to twice the height.

Part 1 Warnings
Melbourne Final Gale Warning 3 issued 251801UTC:
Area bounded by 50S117E 47S118E 47S123E 50S131E 50S117E.

Part 2 Situation at 1800 UTC
Refer to latest warning.

Ridge [1] 28S158E to high [1] 1020 hPa near 29S158E to 45S158E 50S165E.
Forecast 28S160E to high [1] 1019 hPa near 29S160E to 35S162E 42S162E 50S169E
at 260600UTC and 28S165E to high [1] 1019 hPa near 31S165E to 50S170E at

Ridge [2] 35S129E 39S139E 39S144E. Forecast 35S129E 36S135E 39S145E at
260600UTC and 35S129E to high [2] 1022 hPa near 38S134E to 44S143E at 261800UTC.

Low [1] 999 hPa near 40S171E and east of area by 260600UTC.

Cold front 38S147E 44S147E to low [2] 997 hPa near 47S146E to 48S145E 50S146E.
Forecast 37S148E 46S155E 48S152E to low [2] 995 hPa near 50S151E at 260600UTC
and 33S151E 36S155E 42S156E 46S161E 50S158E to low [2] 992 hPa near 51S157E at

Trough 37S129E 47S140E 50S141E. Forecast 38S137E 50S151E at 260600UTC and
42S147E 46S156E at 261800UTC.

Part 3 Forecast
Refer to latest warnings.

Within 120nm of ridges and highs:
Variable winds below 20 knots. Slight to moderate seas. Moderate swell
increasing moderate to heavy south of ridge [2].

Remainder east of ridge [1]:
SW quarter winds tending S quarter south of 40S and turning clockwise within
480nm of low [1]. Wind speeds 15/25 knots increasing to 20/30 knots within
480nm of low in northern semicircle. Moderate to rough seas. Moderate swell.

Remainder and outside warning area:
N quarter winds turning W quarter west of front, S quarter north of ridge [2]
and SW quarter within 300nm west of trough. Winds turning clockwise within
180nm of low [2]. Wind speeds 15/25 knots, increasing to 20/30 knots south of
42S and further grading to 25/33 knots within 60nm of warning area. Moderate to
rough seas. Low to moderate swell increasing moderate to heavy south of ridge

Rain areas, scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms within 240nm of cold
front and 360nm of lows. Scattered showers remainder west of trough. Visibility
reducing to below 2nm in precipitation.


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