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 1100 UTC 29 May 2015

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 3 issued 290710UTC:
Area bounded by 50S119E 43S122E 41S133E 41S143E 43S147E 43S152E 50S159E 50S119E.

Melbourne Gale Warning 2 issued 290715UTC:
Area bounded by 40S080E 42S085E 43S085E 45S082E 47S080E 40S080E.

Part 2 Situation at 0600 UTC
Refer to latest warnings.

Ridge [1] 30S085E to high 1028 hPa near 33S100E to 36S112E 32S129E. Forecast
30S088E to high 1030 hPa near 34S103E to 35S115E 32S129E at 291800UTC and
27S090E to high 1027 hPa near 33S105E to 35S118E 32S129E at 300600UTC.

Ridge [2] 50S108E 47S142E. Forecast 50S109E 45S117E at 291800UTC and 50S112E
45S117E at 300600UTC.

Front [1]/trough 50S093E 46S116E 46S120E 47S129E. Forecast 50S099E 45S112E
41S129E at 291800UTC and 50S102E 44S114E 42S120E at 300600UTC.

Front [2] 41S080E 50S084E. Forecast 30S081E 40S086E 50S089E at 291800UTC and
30S084E 33S088E 42S094E 50S094E at 300600UTC.

Front [3] approaching west of area and forecast 38S078E 42S082E 45S082E to low
999 hPa near 47S079E at 300001UTC and 37S083E 41S087E 44S087E to low 1003 hPa
near 47S084E at 300600UTC.

Part 3 Forecast
Refer to latest warnings.

Within 180nm of ridge [1] and 120nm of ridge [2]:
Variable winds below 20 knots. Slight to moderate seas. Moderate swell.

Remainder north of ridge [1]:
Variable winds below 20 knots east of 120E with slight to moderate seas. SE
quarter winds 15/25 knots remainder tending E quarter west of 100E, with
moderate to rough seas. Moderate to heavy swell decreasing to low to moderate
east of 115E.

Remainder south and east of front [1]/trough, outside warning area:
SW quarter winds 20/33 knots tending NE quarter 10/20 knots west of ridge [2].
Moderate to rough seas. Moderate to heavy swell

Remainder west of front [2], outside warning area:
SW quarter winds tending NW quarter within 180nm east of front [3] and
clockwise within 240nm of low. Wind speeds 15/25 knots reaching 20/33 knots at
times within 120nm west of front [2] south from 36S, and 20/30 knots west of
front [3]. Winds grading 25/33 knots within 120nm of warning area. Moderate to
rough seas. Moderate to heavy swell.

NW quarter winds within 420nm east of front [2] tending W quarter elsewhere.
Wind speeds 15/25 knots grading to 25/33 knots within 180nm of warning area and
within 180nm east of front [2] south from 36S. Moderate to rough seas. Moderate

Rain areas, scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms within 180nm of
fronts. Isolated to scattered showers remainder away from ridges. Visibility
reducing below 2nm in precipitation.


The next routine forecast will be issued at 21:00 UTC Friday.