Western Area High Seas Forecast


High Seas Forecast for Western Metarea 10
WESTERN AREA: 12/30S 90/125E, 30/50S 80/129E
Issued by the Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology, BNOC
For 24 hours commencing 2300 UTC 26 January 2015

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 2 issued 261810UTC:
Area bounded by 41S080E 41S092E 44S102E 50S110E 50S099E 46S093E 48S080E 41S080E.

Part 2 Situation at 1800 UTC
Refer to latest warnings.

Ridge [1] 31S080E 30S099E 39S115E to high 1022 hPa near 40S127E. Forecast
30S080E 29S097E 40S114E 41S129E at 270600UTC and 31S080E 29S101E 40S115E
42S129E at 271800UTC.

Ridge [2] from high 1022 hPa near 40S127E to 50S133E at 261800UTC and east of
area by 270001UTC.

Trough 32S098E 41S109E at 261800UTC and weakening by 270600UTC.

Cold front [1] 36S098E 42S106E 50S107E. Forecast 41S110E 50S120E at 270600UTC
and weakened by 271800UTC.

Cold front [2] 50S080E 46S080E 43S075E. Forecast 50S092E 45S092E 41S087E
40S080E at 270600UTC and 36S090E 41S100E 50S106E at 271800UTC.

Part 3 Forecast
Refer to latest warnings.

Within 180nm of ridges and 240nm of high:
Variable winds below 15 knots. Slight seas. Moderate swell, increasing to
moderate to heavy east of 110E.

East of a line 12S105E 22S117E:
W quarter winds 10/20 knots. Slight to moderate seas. Low to moderate swell.

Remainder north of ridge [1]:
S quarter winds 15/25 knots, turning E quarter 15/25 knots west of 100E. Slight
to moderate seas. Moderate swell.

Remainder south of ridge [1], outside warning area:
NW quarter winds, tending SW quarter east of ridge [2]. Winds shifting SW
quarter west of cold fronts [1] and [2], before shifting NW quarter between
cold fronts [1] and [2]. Wind speeds 15/25 knots, increasing to 20/30 knots
south of 40S and increasing to 25/33 knots within 120nm of warning area.
Moderate to rough seas. Moderate to heavy swell.

Rain areas, scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms within 240nm of fronts
and trough. Scattered showers remainder south of 40S away from ridges.
Visibility reducing below 2nm in precipitation.


The next routine forecast will be issued at 08:00 UTC Tuesday.