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 28 July 2016

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

Melbourne Gale Warning 1 issued 281808UTC:
Area bounded by 47S140E 45S137E 43.5S145E 41S153E 40S160E 50S160E 50S138E

New Zealand Gale Warning 642 issued 281800UTC:
Over waters east of 160E.
Low 980hPa near 43S180 moving east 35kt.
In a belt 660 nautical miles wide centred on a line 47S161E 38S173E 37S166W:
Clockwise 40kt. Gale area moving with low.

Part 2 Situation at 1800 UTC
Refer to latest warnings.

Ridge 37S129E 32S139E 29S155E 29S170E. Forecast 50S132E 35S136E 31S141E to high
1020 hPa near 29S159E to 29S170E at 290600UTC and 50S141E 36S146E 28S154E
28S170E at 291800UTC.

Cold front 43S129E 46S140E 50S145E. Forecast 38S143E 45S154E 50S159E at
290600UTC and 35S152E 39S160E 44S166E 50S168E at 291800UTC.

Part 3 Forecast
Refer to latest warnings.

Within 180nm of ridge and 240nm of high:
Variable winds below 20 knots. Slight to moderate seas. Moderate swell,
increasing to heavy south of 41S.

Remainder outside warning areas:
W quarter winds shifting NW quarter within 480nm east of cold front south of
40S and SW quarter west of cold front. NW quarter winds west of ridge. Wind
speeds 15/25 knots within 240nm of ridge increasing to 20/30 knots remainder
and grading to 25/33 knots within 120nm of warning areas. Moderate to rough
seas. Moderate to heavy swell.

Areas of rain, scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms within 240nm of
cold front. Scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms southwest of cold
front. Scattered showers remainder south of 36S. Visibility reducing below 2nm
in precipitation.


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