South Eastern Area High Seas Forecast

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High Seas Forecast for South Eastern Metarea 10
SOUTHEASTERN AREA: 28S/50S, 129E/170E
Issued by the Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology, BNOC
For 24 hours commencing 2300 UTC 26 February 2015

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
Nil

Part 2 Situation at 1800 UTC
Refer to latest warnings.

Ridge [1] 28S150E 39S170E. Forecast 31S150E 38S170E at 270600UTC and 38S170E
31S150E at 271800UTC.

Ridge [2] 34S150E 41S154E 43S158E. Forecast 35S150E 37S154E 43S159E to high [2]
1011 hPa near 46S158E at 290600UTC and weakened by 271800UTC.

Ridge [3] 43S129E to high [1] 1013 hPa near 41S140E to 44S145E to high [2] 1011
hPa near 45S152E to 47S161E. Forecast 43S129E 46S137E to high [1] 1011 hPa near
42S143E to 45S148E to high [2] 1011 hPa near 46S158E to 48S165E 49S170E at
270600UTC and 45S140E 47S163E 49S170E at 271800UTC.

Cold front 34S155E to low 1006 hPa near 40S156E to 42S156E 43S151E 46S155E
50S158E. Forecast 35S155E to low [1] 1007 hPa near 45S162E to 50S168E at
261800UTC and 37S157E 43S164E to low [1] 1007 hPa near 46S165E to 48S170E at
270600UTC and weakened by 271800UTC.

Trough [1] 37S150E 40S150E 42S147E. Forecast 37S150E 40S152E 42S151E to low [2]
1003 hPa near 42S149E at 270600UTC and 37S151E 42S153E 43S152E 44S150E at
271800UTC.

Trough [2] forecast near 39S129E to low [3] 1001 hPa near 42S131E at 270600UTC
and 31S131E 35S134E 40S136E to low 994hPa 44S136E at 271800UTC.

Part 3 Forecast
Refer to latest warnings.

Within 180nm of ridges and 240nm of highs:
Variable winds below 20 knots. Slight to moderate seas. Low to moderate swell.

Remainder east of ridge [1]:
E quarter 10/20 knots. Slight to moderate seas. Low to moderate swell.

Remainder south of ridge [3]:
W quarter winds 15/25 knots, increasing to 20/30 knots within 360nm west of
cold front south from 48S. Moderate to rough seas. Low to moderate swell.

Remainder east of cold front outside warning area:
N quarter winds, tending clockwise 15/25 knots within 180nm of low [1]. Wind
speeds 10/20 knots, increasing to 15/25 knots south of 44S. Slight to moderate
seas, rising to moderate to rough seas south of 45S. Moderate to heavy swell.

Remainder:
Variable winds below 20 knots, tending clockwise 15/25 knots within 180nm of
lows. Slight to moderate seas. Low to moderate swell.


Rain areas, scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms within 240nm of cold
front, 180nm of trough and also area north of 30S. Isolated showers elsewhere
away from ridges. Visibility reducing below 2nm in precipitation.

WEATHER MELBOURNE

The next routine forecast will be issued at 08:00 UTC Friday.