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 1100 UTC 26 June 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
New Zealand Gale Warning 597 issued 260644UTC:
Over waters east of 160E.
Low 985hPa near 41S167E moving east northeast 15kt.
1. Within 480 nautical miles of low in sector from northwest through northeast
to east: Clockwise 35kt at times.
2. Within 420 nautical miles of low in western quadrant: Clockwise 35kt easing
next 6-12 hours.
Gale areas moving with low.

Melbourne Gale Warning 7 issued 260605UTC:
Area bounded by 40S158E 43S158E 45S160E 36S160E 40S158E.

Melbourne Gale Warning 8 issued 260603UTC:
Area bounded by 40S114E 43S124E 46S146E 50S149E 50S107E 40S114E.

Part 2 Situation at 0600 UTC
Refer to latest warnings.

Ridge 28S154E 39S148E 50S157E. Forecast 28S157E 38S154E 50S160E at 261800UTC
and 28S165E 42S159E 50S168E at 270600UTC.

Cold front [1] 31S131E 43S143E 50S149E. Forecast 34S138E 40S143E 45S151E
50S155E at 261800UTC and weakening by 270600UTC.

Cold front [2] approaching west of area. Forecast 43S129E 47S135E 50S136E at
261800UTC and 42S133E 47S144E 50S147E at 270600UTC.

Trough [1] from low [1] 984 hPa near 40S165E to 43S170E. Forecast 45S166E
43S170E at 261800UTC and east of area by 270000UTC.

Trough [2] 28S156E to low [2] 1009 hPa near 34S155E developing by 170600UTC.

Part 3 Forecast
Refer to latest warnings.

Within 120nm of ridge:
Variable winds below 20 knots. Slight to moderate seas. Moderate swell.

Remainder east of ridge outside warning areas:
SW quarter winds shifting S quarter south of 42S and SE quarter south of trough
[1]. Clockwise within 240nm of low. Wind speeds 15/25 knots grading to 25/33
knots within 180nm of warning area. Moderate to rough seas. Moderate to heavy

Remainder west of ridge outside warning area:
W quarter winds tending NW quarter east of cold front [1] until 261800UTC and
within 300nm east of cold front [2]. Winds turning N quarter east of trough
[2]. Wind speeds 15/25 knots increasing to 20/30 knots within 240nm east of
cold front [1] until 261800UTC and within 300nm east of cold front [2]. Wind
speeds further increasing to 25/33 knots within 60nm of warning area. Moderate
to rough seas. Moderate to heavy swell.

Rain areas, scattered showers and thunderstorms within 300nm of lows and cold
fronts/troughs. Scattered showers remainder west of cold front [2]. Visibility
reducing below 2nm in precipitation.


The next routine forecast will be issued at 21:00 UTC Sunday.