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 2300 UTC 13 August 2022

Part 1 Warnings
Melbourne Gale Warning 4.
Melbourne Storm Force Wind Warning 5.
Melbourne Gale Warning 12.

Part 2 Situation at 1800 UTC
Cold front [1] 34S123E 38S121E to low [1] 993hPa near 41S118E, forecast 33S134E
41S131E to low [1] 1007hPa near 42S128E at 141800UTC, then weakening.

Cold front [2] 44S117E 50S114E to low [2] 978hPa near 50S105E, forecast45S127E
50S128E at 150000UTC.

Cold front [3] 27S090E 33S095E to low [3] 990hPa near 38S095E, forecast 19S095E
30S106E 40S109E 43S110E to low [3] 992hPa 38S102E at 150000UTC.

Cold front [4] entering area from west forecast near 45S127E 50S128E at

Part 3 Forecast
Refer to latest warnings.

West of line 24S095E 34S129E 50S129E, outside warning areas:
Northwesterly quarter winds east of cold fronts shifting southwesterly quarter
west of cold fronts and turning clockwise within 240nm of lows. 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 line 17S098E 25S114E.

Rain areas, scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms within 240nm of fronts
and 300nm of lows, heavy at times. Visibility reducing below 2nm in

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 09:00 UTC Sunday.