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 23 November 2014

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

Part 2 Situation at 1800 UTC
Refer to latest warnings.

Ridge [1] 31S080E to high 1028 hPa near 33S095E to 35S111E 32S124E. Forecast
30S080E to high 1027 hPa near 33S095E to 36S116E 33S129E at 240600UTC and
30S080E to high 1026 hPa near 34S100E to 37S117E 35S129E at 241800UTC.

Developing ridge [2] forecast 43S103E 50S109E at 240600UTC and 43S116E 50S118E
at 241800UTC.

Front [1] 42S095E 46S110E 50S114E. Forecast 43S110E 46S121E 50S123E at
240600UTC and 43S121E 45S129E at 241800UTC.

Front [2] 47S080E 50S084E. Forecast 42S083E 50S092E at 240600UTC and 45S095E
50S101E at 241800UTC.

Part 3 Forecast
Refer to latest warnings.

Within 120nm of ridges, 180nm of high and east of a line 12S115E 21S116E:
Variable winds below 20 knots. Slight to moderate seas. Low to moderate swell.

Remainder north of ridge [1]:
SE quarter winds tending S quarter east of 110E north from 25S. Wind speeds
15/25 knots reaching 20/30 knots at times within area bounded by 25S109E
24S114E 30S115E 30S111E. Moderate to rough seas. Low to moderate swell.

Remainder south of ridge [1]:
W quarter winds tending NW quarter between front [2] and ridge [2] and SW
quarter between ridge [2] and front [1]. Wind speeds 15/25 knots increasing to
20/33 knots southwest of a line 41S080E 50S108E and within 300nm west of front
[1] south from 45S. Moderate to rough seas. Moderate swell.

Scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms within 240nm of fronts. Isolated
to scattered showers remainder south of ridge [1] and away from ridge [2].
Isolated showers north of ridge [1] and west of 110E. Visibility reducing below
2nm in precipitation.


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