South Eastern Area High Seas Forecast


High Seas Forecast for South Eastern METAREA 10

Issued by the Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
For 24 hours commencing 1100 UTC 1 October 2020

Please be aware
Wind and wave forecasts are averages. Wind gusts can be 40 per cent stronger
than the forecast, and stronger still in squalls and thunderstorms. Maximum
waves can be twice the forecast height.

Part 1 Warnings
Melbourne Gale Warning 6.
Melbourne Gale Warning 7.

Part 2 Situation at 0600 UTC
Cold front [1] 30S154E 34S157E 50S157E. Forecast 28S155E 30S162E 42S162E at
020000UTC, then weakening.

Cold front [2] near 41S129E 44S140E 48S142E 50S141E, forecast near 42S148E
45S155E 50S161E at 020000UTC, then east of the area.

Trough near 29S101E 33S112E 42S129E 50S132E, forecast weakening.

Part 3 Forecast
Refer to latest warnings.

South of line 41S129E 34S161E 34S164E, outside warning areas:
Northerly quarter winds east of front [1], shifting westerly quarter west of
front [1]. Northwest quarter winds east of front [2], shifting westerly quarter
west of front [2], and tending southwesterly quarter winds west of trough. Wind
speeds reaching 25/33 knots. Rough to very rough seas. Moderate to heavy swell.

Winds not exceeding 25 knots. Moderate to rough seas. Low to moderate swell,
increasing to moderate to heavy swell south of 37S.

Rain areas, scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms within 240nm of cold
fronts and trough. Isolated showers elsewhere. Visibility reducing below 2nm in


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