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 23 September 2017

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
Refer to latest warnings for details of the area affected.

Melbourne Gale Warning 2.
Melbourne Gale Warning 3.
Melbourne Gale Warning 5.
Melbourne Gale Warning 6.
New Zealand Gale Warning 400.
New Zealand Gale Warning 401.

Part 2 Situation at 1800 UTC
Refer to latest warnings for boundary of affected area and type of weather

Trough 38S129E to low [1] 983 hPa near 41S135E 45S142E to low [2] 979hPa near
49S143E to 50S147E. Forecast 38S143E to low [1] 991hPa near 41S146E to low [2]
984 hPa near 46S145E to 50S154E at 241200UTC and 33S152E 41S155E to low [2]
991hPa near 45S152E to 50S159E at 250000UTC.

Cold front 33S149E 40S155E to low [3] 978 hPa near 48S152E. Forecast 30S153E
40S166E 45S170E at 250000UTC.

Part 3 Forecast
Refer to latest warnings.

Northerly quarter winds tending northwesterly quarter between front and trough
and southerly quarter southwest of trough. Wind speeds 15/25 knots increasing
to 20/30 knots within 420nm of trough and front. Wind speeds further grading to
25/33 knots within 60nm of warning areas. Moderate to rough seas. Low to
moderate swell increasing to moderate to heavy west of cold front.

Rain areas, scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms within 240nm of cold
front and trough and 480nm of lows. Isolated to scattered showers remainder
west of trough. Visibility reducing below 2nm in precipitation.


The next routine forecast will be issued at 09:00 UTC Sunday.