Western Area High Seas Forecast

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HIGH SEAS FORECAST FOR METAREA 10
WESTERN AREA: 12/30S 90/125E, 30/50S 80/129E
Issued by the Bureau of Meteorology National Meteorological and Oceanographic
Centre
FOR 24 HOURS COMMENCING 1100 UTC 23 JULY 2014
 
PLEASE BE AWARE 
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 Storm Force Wind Warning 5 issued 230627UTC:
Area bounded by 35S080E 38S094E 45S115E 50S120E 50S080E 35S080E.
 
Part 2 Situation at 0600 UTC
Refer to latest warnings.

Ridge [1] 26S090E to high 1027 hPa near 27S100E to 28S116E. Slow moving,
forecast 24S090E to high 1023 hPa near 28S111E to 28S116E at 240600UTC.

Ridge [2] 34S118E 39S122E 41S129E. Forecast 33S124E 39S127E 41S129E at 231800UTC
and 32S127E 40S129E at 240600UTC.

Front [1] 33S108E 39S113E 45S113E 50S117E. Forecast 33S118E 36S121E 45S121E
50S125E at 231800UTC and 32S126E 40S124E 46S125E 50S129E at 240600UTC.

Front [2] 34S076E 40S086E to low 960 hPa near 46S081E to 50S086E. Forecast
30S076E 37S092E 43S099E to low 955 hPa near 48S094E to 50S094E at 231800UTC and
29S083E 41S105E 45S110E to low 958 hPa near 51S103E at 240600UTC.

 
Part 3 Forecast
Refer to latest warnings.

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

Remainder north of ridge [1]:
SE quarter winds 15/25 knots easing to 10/20 knots east of 120E. Moderate seas,
slight in far east. Moderate swell decreasing to low east of 120E.

Remainder northeast of ridge [2]:
SW quarter winds 10/20 knots. Slight to moderate seas. Moderate swell.

Remainder south of ridge [1], outside warning area:
NW quarter winds east of front [1], tending SW quarter within 360nm west of
front [1], then shifting NW quarter east of front [2] and then W quarter west of
front [2]. Clockwise winds within 300nm of low. Wind speeds 20/30 knots grading
to 25/33 knots within 120nm of warning area. Moderate to rough seas. Moderate to
heavy swell.

Rain areas, scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms within 240nm of fronts
and low. Scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms north of 14S, west from
110E. Scattered showers remainder south of ridge [1], west of front [2].
Visibility reducing below 2nm in precipitation.



 
WEATHER MELBOURNE
 
The next routine forecast will be issued at 2100  UTC 23 July 2014