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 February 2017

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
Cold front [1] 41S117E 46S122E 50S121E, forecast east of area by 270600UTC.

Cold front [2] approaching west of area, forecast 40S094E 45S099E 50S101E at
271200UTC and 41S108E 45S112E 50S112E at 280000UTC.

Trough 37S075E 37S084E, forecast 37S076E 40S090E at 280000UTC.

Part 3 Forecast
North of line 23S090E 34S115E:
Southeasterly quarter winds 15/25 knots. Moderate to rough seas. Moderate swell.

South of line 44S080E 40S111E 46S129E:
Westerly quarter winds 20/33 knots. Moderate to rough seas. Moderate to heavy

Within 090nm north of trough:
Northwesterly quarter winds 20/30 knots. Moderate to rough seas. Moderate swell.

Remainder: Variable winds below 20 knots with slight to moderate seas. Moderate

Scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms within 240nm of cold fronts, 120nm
of trough, east of line 12S114E 22S114E and west of line 20S090E 12S100E.
Isolated showers elsewhere tending scattered south of 40S. Visibility reducing
below 2nm in precipitation.


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