Western Area High Seas Forecast

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HIGH SEAS FORECAST FOR METAREA 10
WESTERN AREA: 12/30S 90/125E, 30/50S 80/129E
Issued by the Bureau of Meteorology Bureau National Operations Centre
FOR 24 HOURS COMMENCING 2300 UTC 24 OCTOBER 2014
 
PLEASE BE AWARE 
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 241814UTC:
Area bounded by 50S115E 45S116E 46S121E 50S121E 50S115E.

Melbourne Gale Warning 2 issued 241811UTC:
Area bounded by 44S087E 38S109E 37S119E 42S119E 50S091E 50S087E 44S087E.
 
Part 2 Situation at 1800 UTC
Refer to latest warnings.

Ridge 34S080E 30S105E 30S115E 34S129E. Forecast to remain near stationary.

Trough 41S095E 50S095E. Forecast 38S108E 50S108E at 250600UTC and 37S117E
50S123E at 251800UTC.

Cold front 35S110E 40S113E 50S110E.Forecast 36S117E 43S117E 50S118E at 250600UTC
and 38S125E 50S125E at 251800UTC.
 
Part 3 Forecast
Refer to latest warnings.

Within 180nm of ridge and north of 20S east from 118E:
Variable winds below 20 knots. Slight to moderate seas. Low to moderate swell.

Remainder north of ridge:
S quarter winds tending SE quarter west of 110E. Wind speeds 15/25 knots.
Moderate to rough seas. Low to moderate swell.

Remainder south of ridge, outside warning areas:
N/NW winds 15/25 knots, increasing to 20/30 knots south of 40S. Winds shifting
W/SW 20/30 knots west of trough and cold front. Wind speeds grading to 25/33
knots within 120nm of warning areas. Moderate to rough seas. Moderate swell
increasing to moderate to heavy south of 38S, west of trough.

Rain areas, scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms within 240nm of 
front and trough, and also north of 15S west from 095E. Isolated to scattered
showers remainder south of ridge. Visibility reducing below 2nm in
precipitation.
 
WEATHER MELBOURNE
 
The next routine forecast will be issued at 0800  UTC 25 October 2014