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 Bureau National Operations Centre
FOR 24 HOURS COMMENCING 1100 UTC 30 SEPTEMBER 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 1 issued 300718UTC:
Area bounded by 40S135E 38S140E 35S155E 38S158E 43S154E 43S150E 39S150E 42S138E
40S135E.

Melbourne Gale Warning 3 issued 300615UTC:
Area bounded by 50S130E 49S130E 48S140E 50S141E 50S130E.

New Zealand Gale Warning 721 issued 300600UTC:
In a belt 180 nautical miles wide centred on a line 45S164E 47S165E 49S165E:
Northwest 35kt developing next 6-12 hours.
 
Part 2 Situation at 0600 UTC
Refer to latest warnings.

Ridge [1] 28S161E to high 1021hPa near 31S163E to 43S170E. Forecast 28S164E to
high 1020hPa near 30S165E to 40S170E at 301800UTC and 28S168E 39S171E at
010600UTC.

Ridge [2] 32S129E 32S135E. Forecast 35S129E 34S139E at 301800UTC and 37S129E to
high 1028hPa near 36S132E to 35S140E at 010600UTC.

Cold front [1] 38S146E 46S153E 50S155E. Forecast 33S151E 37S158E 50S160E at
301800UTC and 28S153E 32S160E 42S165E 50S164E at 010600UTC.

Cold front [2] approaching from west, forecast 47S120E 50S137E at 010600UTC.
 
Part 3 Forecast
Refer to latest warnings.

Within 180nm of ridges and high and also north of ridge [2]:
Variable winds below 20 knots. Slight to moderate seas. Moderate to heavy swell
near ridge [2]. Low to moderate swell near ridge [1].

Remainder east of ridge [1]:
S quarter winds 15/25 knots. Moderate to rough seas. Moderate swell.

Remainder west of ridge [1], east of front [1], outside warning areas:
NW quarter winds 20/30 knots grading to 25/33 knots within 120nm of warning
areas. Moderate to rough seas. Low to moderate swell increasing to moderate to
heavy south of 40S.

Remainder west of front [1], outside warning areas:
W quarter winds tending SW quarter north of 39S. Wind speeds 20/30 knots grading
to 25/33 knots within 120nm of warning areas. Moderate to rough seas. Moderate
to heavy swell.

Rain areas, scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms within 240nm of fronts.
Scattered to isolated showers remainder west of front [1] and south of ridge
[2]. Visibility reducing below 2nm in precipitation.
 
WEATHER MELBOURNE
 
The next routine forecast will be issued at 2100  UTC 30 September 2014