Southern Area High Seas Forecast

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High Seas Forecast for Southern METAREA 10
SOUTHERN AREA: 50S80E TO 50S160E TO ICE EDGE

Issued by the Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
For 24 hours commencing 2300 UTC 19 April 2024

Part 1 Warnings
Melbourne Gale Warning 2.
Melbourne Final Gale Warning 3.
Melbourne Gale Warning 4.
Melbourne Gale Warning 5.

Part 2 Situation at 1800 UTC
Cold front [1] 50S092E to low [1] 971hPa near 55S094E. Forecast 50S120E 54S124E
60S124E to low [1] 958hPa near 59S116E at 210000UTC.

Cold front [2] 50S111E 56S115E to low [2] 958 hPa near 60S105E, forecast cold
front 49S153E 52S157E at 210000UTC.

Trough 62S116E to low [3] 965hPa near 62S133E to 61S160E, forecast near 63S133E
62S150E 59S158E at 210000UTC and low decaying.

Part 3 Forecast
Refer to latest warnings.

Whole area, outside warning areas:
Westerly quarter winds, shifting southwesterly quarter west of cold front [1],
and shifting northwesterly quarter within 720nm east of cold front [1]. Winds
shifting easterly quarter south of trough, and turning clockwise within 480nm
of lows. Wind speeds 25/33 knots. Rough to very rough seas. Moderate to heavy
swell.

Rain areas, scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms throughout the area.
Visibility reducing below 2nm in precipitation.

Part 4 Ice edge
Approximately 64S080E 64S090E 63S100E 63S120E 64S130E 64S160E.

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.


WEATHER MELBOURNE

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