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 31 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 311838UTC:
Area Affected:
Area [1] bounded by 37S080E 37S086E 41S099E 45S099E 42S080E 37S080E.

Area [2] bounded by 50S081E 42S082E 43S092E 50S093E 50S081E.

Melbourne Gale Warning 2 issued 311837UTC:
Area bounded by 40S099E 45S108E 50S108E 50S091E 46S096E 40S095E 40S099E.


 
Part 2 Situation at 1800 UTC
Refer to latest warnings.

Ridge [1] 22S090E to high [1] 1018 hPa near 25S104E to 37S115E to high [2] 1021
hPa near 38S120E to 33S124E. Forecast 22S090E to high [1] 1018 hPa near 25S104E
to 36S115E to high [2] 1024 hPa near 38S126E to 36S129E at 010600UTC and 22S090E
to high [1] 1021hPa 23S095E to 25S104E 36S116E 38S129E at 011800UTC.

Ridge [2] high [2] 1021 hPa near 38S120E to 50S117E. Forecast from high [2] 1024
hPa near 38S126E to 50S125E at 010600UTC and out of area by 011800UTC.

Cold front [1] 25S090E 37S103E 46S104E 50S102E. Forecast 24S090E 39S109E 50S112E
at 010600UTC and 23S091E 30S102E 37S110E 43S116E 50S119E at 011800UTC.

Cold front [2] 31S080E 38S092E 43S096E 46S095E. Forecast 30S089E 36S097E 45S105E
50S106E at 010600UTC and 30S094E 37S103E 43S108E 47S110E 50S110E at 011800UTC.
 
Part 3 Forecast
Refer to latest warnings.

Within 180nm of ridges and north of 22S east of 118E:
Variable winds below 20 knots. Slight to moderate seas. Low to moderate swell.

Remainder north of ridge [1]:
S quarter winds east of 110E tending SE quarter west of 110E. Wind speeds 10/20
knots reaching 15/25 knots between 21S and 26S east of 112E. Slight to moderate
seas. Low swell.

Remainder south of ridge [1] and east of ridge [2], outside warning area:
SW quarter winds 15/25 knots within 300nm of ridges increasing to 20/30 knots
elsewhere and grading to 25/33 knots within 120nm of warning area. Moderate to
rough seas. Moderate swell.

Remainder south of ridge [1] and west of ridge [2], outside warning areas:
N quarter winds east of front [1] tending W quarter west of front [1], NW
quarter within 180nm east of front [2]. Wind speeds 15/25 knots within 300nm of
ridges increasing to 20/30 knots elsewhere and grading to 25/33 knots within
120nm of warning areas. Moderate to rough seas. Moderate to heavy swell.

Rain areas, scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms within 180nm of fronts.
Isolated showers remainder south of ridge [1] and away from ridge [2].
Visibility reducing below 2nm in precipitation.
 
WEATHER MELBOURNE
 
The next routine forecast will be issued at 0800  UTC 01 November 2014