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 1100 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 240630UTC:
Area bounded by 50S115E 46S116E 46S121E 50S121E 50S115E.

Melbourne Gale Warning 2 issued 240626UTC: 
Area bounded by 45S080E 38S110E 43S110E 50S092E 50S080E 45S080E.
 
Part 2 Situation at 0600 UTC
Refer to latest warnings.

Ridge [1] 25S090E 29S110E to high 1019 hPa near 38S123E to 29S129E. Forecast
25S090E 27S109E 35S123E to high 1019 hPa near 43S134E at 241800UTC and 25S090E
26S109E 38S132E at 250600UTC.

Ridge [2] from high 1019 hPa near 38S123E to 50S123E. Forecast from high 1019
hPa near 43S134E to 50S137E at 241800UTC, then moving further east.

Ridge [3] 33S080E 32S095E. Forecast 33S080E 30S097E 30S101E at 241800UTC and
33S080E 30S094E 30S107E at 250600UTC.

Trough 25S086E 31S100E 34S104E to low 1000 hPa near 42S106E. Forecast 27S098E
32S108E 36S113E 45S113E to low 986 hPa near 48S111E at 241800UTC and 31S112E
35S120E 50S120E at 250600UTC.

Cold front 39S095E 50S100E. Forecast 36S100E 43S107E 50S108E at 241800UTC and
36S110E 43S117E 50S118E at 250600UTC.
 
Part 3 Forecast
Refer to latest warnings.

Within 120nm of ridges, 240nm of high and north of 20S east from 118E: 
Variable winds below 20 knots. Slight to moderate seas. Low to moderate swell.

Remainder north of ridge [1]:
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 [1], outside warning area:
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 swell increasing to moderate to
heavy south of 40S.

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 2000  UTC 24 October 2014