Southern Area High Seas Forecast


High Seas Forecast for Southern METAREA 10
SOUTHERN AREA: 50S80E TO 50S160E TO 65S160E TO 65S80E

Issued by the Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
For 24 hours commencing 1100 UTC 13 August 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
Refer to latest warnings for details of the area affected.

Warnings only issued north of ice edge, approximately 60S080E 60S085E 61S090E
60S098E 64S130E 62S160E.

Melbourne Gale Warning 2.
Melbourne Gale Warning 5.
Melbourne Gale Warning 6.
Melbourne Gale Warning 7.

Part 2 Situation at 0600 UTC
Refer to latest warnings for boundary of affected area and type of weather

Ridge 51S123E 52S152E 47S163E. Forecast 47S122E 54S132E 53S148E 47S164E at

Cold front 28S100E 44S099E 56S116E to low 970hPa 54S096E. Forecast 50S107E
64S133E 66S123E to low 977hPa 64S115E at 141200UTC.

Part 3 Forecast
Refer to latest warnings.

South of ridge, east of line 58S081E 57S094E 65S106E, outside warning areas:
Westerly quarter winds shifting northwest quarter within 720nm east of front
and westerly quarter remainder to west. Clockwise winds within 360nm of low.
Wind speeds 20/33 knots. Moderate to rough seas. Moderate to heavy swell.

Winds not exceeding 25 knots. Slight to moderate seas. Moderate swell.

Rain areas, scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms within 300nm of front
and 420nm of low. Visibility reducing below 2nm in precipitation.


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