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 1 March 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 1.

Part 2 Situation at 0600 UTC
Cold front 44S123E 50S134E, forecast 42S154E 50S164E at 021200UTC.

Part 3 Forecast
South of a line 45S129E 47S170E, outside warning area:
NW quarter winds 20/30 knots within 300nm east of front, shifting W quarter
20/30 knots within 660nm west of front. Winds grading to 25/33 knots within
120nm of warning area with moderate to rough seas. Otherwise, winds not
exceeding 25 knots with slight to moderate seas. Low to moderate swell
increasing to heavy west of 136E after 011800UTC and west of 148E by 021200UTC.

Within 120nm of a line 45S129E 47S170E after 011800UTC:
SE quarter winds 15/25 knots increasing to 20/30 knots after 020600UTC.
Moderate to rough seas. Low to moderate swell.

Winds not exceeding 25 knots. Moderate to rough seas. Low to moderate swell,
increasing to moderate to heavy west of 150E south of 42S after 020600UTC.

Rain areas, scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms north of 40S west of
159E and also within 180nm of front. Isolated showers remainder, tending
scattered east of 163E south of 47S until 011500UTC. Visibility reducing below
2nm in precipitation.


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