Western Area High Seas Forecast

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High Seas Forecast for Western METAREA 10
WESTERN AREA: COAST AT 129E TO 50S129E TO 50S80E TO 30S80E TO 30S90E TO 12S90E
TO 12S125E TO COAST AT 125E

Issued by the Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
For 24 hours commencing 2300 UTC 16 October 2019

Please be aware
Wind and wave forecasts are averages. Wind gusts can be 40 per cent stronger
than the forecast, and stronger still in squalls and thunderstorms. Maximum
waves can be twice the forecast height.

Part 1 Warnings
Refer to latest warnings for details of the area affected.

Melbourne Storm Force Wind Warning 2.
Melbourne Gale Warning 5.

Part 2 Situation at 1800 UTC
Refer to latest warnings for boundary of affected area and type of weather
system.

Cold front [1] 38S109E 43S122E 50S129E and moving east of area by 171800UTC.

Cold front [2] 29S080E 40S082E 45S078E. Forecast 29S087E 44S095E 50S094E at
180000UTC.

Cold front [3] forecast 37S077E 43S083E 47S083E 50S080E at 180000UTC.

Part 3 Forecast
Refer to latest warnings.

South of line 35S129E 35S117E 46S101E 35S093E 32S080E outside warning areas:
Westerly quarter winds tending northwesterly quarter east of front [1] within
360nm east of front [2] and 600nm east of front[3]. Wind speed 20/33 knots.
Rough to very rough seas. Moderate to heavy swell.

East of line 24S111E 30S111E:
Southerly quarter winds 20/30 knots. Moderate to rough seas. Moderate swell.

Remainder:
Winds not exceeding 25 knots slight to moderate seas. Moderate swell.

Rain areas, scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms within 240nm of
fronts. Isolated showers remainder. Visibility reducing below 2nm in
precipitation.

WEATHER MELBOURNE

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