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 30 March 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
Melbourne Gale Warning 2 issued 300627UTC:
Area bounded by 50S147E 47S144E 45S128E 50S129E 50S147E.

New Zealand Gale Warning 556 issued 300633UTC:
Over waters east of 160E.
Front 50S 158E 56S 166E 63S 164E moving east southeast 40kt.
1. Within 180 nautical miles east of front: Northwest 35kt easing next 6 hours.
2. Within 480 nautical miles west of front from 50S 158E to 56S 166E: Westerly
35kt at times. Gale areas moving with front.

Part 2 Situation at 0600 UTC
Refer to latest warnings.

Ridge [1] 34S129E 38S150E to high 1025 hPa near 35S158E to 32S170E. Ridge
moving slowly south, forecast 36S129E 39S151E to high 1027 hPa near 38S156E to
34S170E at 310600UTC.

Ridge [2] developing near 38S156E 43S164E at 301800UTC. Slow moving.

Cold front forecast near 44S126E 50S129E at 301800UTC and near 41S129E 47S139E
50S142E at 310600UTC.

Part 3 Forecast
Refer to latest warnings.

Within 120nm of ridges, 240nm of high and remainder north of ridge [1]:
Variable winds below 20 knots becoming E quarter 10/20 knots north of ridge.
Slight to moderate seas. Low to moderate swell.

Remainder north of ridge [2]:
SW quarter winds 10/20 knots. Slight to moderate seas. Low to moderate swell.

Remainder south of ridge [1], outside warning areas:
W quarter winds tending NW quarter within 540nm east of cold front and SW
quarter west of cold front. Wind speeds 15/25 knots, increasing to 20/30 knots
south of 43S and grading 25/33 knots within 120nm of warning areas. Moderate to
rough seas. Moderate to heavy swell, decreasing to low to moderate north of 43S.

Scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms within 300nm of cold front.
Scattered showers within 240nm of Australian coastline north of 34S. Isolated
showers remainder away from ridges. Visibility reducing below 2nm in


The next routine forecast will be issued at 20:00 UTC Monday.