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 National Meteorological and Oceanographic
Centre
FOR 24 HOURS COMMENCING 2300 UTC 01 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 2 issued 011816UTC:
Area bounded by 30S156E 30S156E 32S156E 33S154E 41S157E 40S151E 36S150E 31S153E
30S156E.

 
Part 2 Situation at 1800 UTC
Refer to latest warnings.

Ridge [1] 28S163E 34S168E to high 1018hPa near 41S168E to 43S170E. Forecast
28S169E 40S169E 42S171E at 020600UTC and 30S171E 42S169E 45S170E at 021800UTC.

Ridge [2] 32S126E to high 1029hPa near 35S129E to 46S144E 50S152E. Forecast
31S132E to high 1027 hPa near 37S134E to 45S148E 50S160E at 020600UTC and from
high 1026 hPa near 37S138E 46S150E 50S164E at 021800UTC.

Cold front 33S150E 36S153E 44S154E 50S159E. Forecast 29S153E to low 1003 hPa
near 34S155E to 41S156E 46S160E 50S165E at 020600UTC and 28S159E to low 996hPa
near 34S158E to 43S159E 50S170E at 021800UTC.

 
Part 3 Forecast
Refer to latest warnings.

Within 180nm of ridges and 240nm of highs, and also east of ridge [1]:
Variable winds below 20 knots, SW quarter with ridge [2]. Slight to moderate
seas. Low to moderate swell.

Remainder east of front:
N quarter winds, clockwise within 240nm of low, 15/25 knots grading to 20/30
knots with 150nm of front. Moderate to rough seas. Low to moderate swell.

Remainder west of front, east of ridge [2], outside warning areas:
S quarter winds, clockwise within 240nm of low, 20/33 knots. Moderate to rough
seas. Low to moderate swell.

Remainder west of ridge [2]:
W quarter winds, turning N/NW west of 140E, 15/25 knots increasing to 20/30
knots SW of line 45S129E 50S145E. Moderate to rough seas. Moderate swell.

Rain areas, scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms within 240nm of cold
front. Isolated to scattered showers remainder west of front away from ridge.
Visibility reducing below 2nm in precipitation.
 
WEATHER MELBOURNE
 
The next routine forecast will be issued at 0900  UTC 02 September 2014