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 28 May 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 1 issued 280640UTC:
Area bounded by 50S157E 44S150E 44S154E 48S160E 50S160E 50S157E.

Melbourne Gale Warning 3 issued 280655UTC:
Area bounded by 50S112E 47S112E 43S122E 42S136E 44S150E 46S150E 46S142E 50S142E

New Zealand Gale Warning 660 issued 280655UTC:
Over waters east of 160E. In an area bounded by 44S160E 48S166E 55S167E 55S160E
44S160E: Northwest 35kt developing next 6 hours.
Gale area then slow moving.

Part 2 Situation at 0600 UTC

Refer to latest warnings.

Ridge [1] 27S153E 32S163E to high 1029 hPa near 40S168E to 48S170E. Forecast
27S153E 28S160E 30S163E 39S170E at 281800UTC and 26S153E 28S163E 36S170E at

Ridge [2] 32S129E 31S138E. Forecast 33S129E 32S137E at 281800UTC and 33S129E
33S139E at 290600UTC.

Cold front 38S143E 43S148E 50S152E. Forecast 36S150E 41S154E 50S158E at
281800UTC and 34S151E 36S158E 41S161E 50S163E at 290600UTC.

Trough 41S137E 50S139E. Forecast 43S145E 50S147E at 281800UTC and weakened by

Part 3 Forecast
Refer to latest warnings.

Within 240nm of ridges and high, and east of ridge [1]:
Variable winds below 20 knots, turning SE quarter 10/20 knots east of ridge
[1]. Slight to moderate seas. Low to moderate swell near ridge [1]. Moderate to
heavy swell near ridge [2].

Remainder east of cold front, outside warning areas:
NW quarter winds 15/25 knots increasing to 20/30 knots south of 45S and within
300nm east of cold front between 38S and 45S. Winds further increasing to 25/33
knots within 120nm of warning areas. Moderate to rough seas. Low to moderate

Remainder west of cold front, outside warning area:
W quarter winds tending NW quarter between trough and cold front. Wind speeds
15/25 knots north of 38S increasing to 20/33 knots south of 38S outside warning
area. Moderate to rough seas. Moderate to heavy swell.

Scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms within 180nm of trough and cold
front. Scattered to isolated showers remainder west of cold front south from
ridge [2]. Visibility reducing below 2nm in precipitation.


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