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 27 January 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 [1] 41S129E to high 1027 hPa near 45S139E to 50S150E,forecast 42S129E to
high 1029 hPa near 47S140E to 50S153E at 280600UTC and 44S129E to high 1030 hPa
near 48S141E to 52S163E 52S170E at 281800UTC.

Ridge [2] 41S152E 47S158E 50S162E, forecast 43S154E 46S156E 50S161E at
280600UTC, weakening.

Trough 28S161E 31S159E 35S158E 46S170E, forecast 28S160E to deepening low 1001
hPa near 35S158E to 38S159E 40S162E at 280600UTC and 28S161E 32S160E to low 997
hPa near 35S158E to 38S158E 42S160E at 281800UTC.

Part 3 Forecast
Refer to latest warnings.

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

Remainder east of line 30S170E 40S162E 48S170E:
E quarter 10/20 knots becoming variable below 20 knots south of 42S. Slight to
moderate seas. Moderate swell.

Remainder south of ridge [1]:
NW quarter 10/20 knots. Slight to moderate seas. Low to moderate swell.

SE quarter winds 15/25 knots. Winds east of 150E tending S quarter west of
trough increasing to 20/30 knots reaching 25/33 knots at times within 300nm
west of trough and shifting NE quarter 15/25 knots reaching 25/33 knots at
times remainder east of trough north of 40S. Moderate to rough seas. Moderate
swell increasing to moderate to heavy at times within 300nm of trough between
26S and 30S.

Rain areas, scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms within 300nm of
trough. Isolated showers elsewhere away from ridge and high. Visibility reduced
below 2nm in precipitation.


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