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
For 24 hours commencing 1100 UTC 20 January 2022

Part 1 Warnings
Melbourne Gale Warning 2.

Part 2 Situation at 0600 UTC

Cold front [1] near 37S117E 50S126E. Forecast east of area by 210000UTC.

Trough 42S075E 50S079E. Forecast 42S075E 50S079E at 211200UTC.

Part 3 Forecast
Northwesterly quarter winds within 600nm east of trough shifting westerly
quarter west of trough. Wind speeds 25/33 knots. Rough to very rough seas.
Moderate to heavy swell.

Winds not exceeding 25 knots. Moderate to rough seas. Low to moderate swell,
increasing to moderate to heavy swell south of 44S east from 117E.

Rain areas, scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms within 180nm of cold
front/trough, and east of line 12S119E 19S121E. Visibility reducing below 2nm
in precipitation.

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.


The next routine forecast will be issued at 20:00 UTC Thursday.