Western Area High Seas Forecast

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High Seas Forecast for Western METAREA 10
12S TO 30S BETWEEN 90E AND 125E, AND 30S TO 50S BETWEEN 80E AND 129E

Issued by the Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
For 24 hours commencing 2300 UTC 13 April 2024

Part 1 Warnings
Melbourne Gale Warning 8.

Part 2 Situation at 1800 UTC
Trough near 40S086E 38S098E. Forecast near 45S094E 40S104E at 150000UTC.

Cold front near 40S113E 50S129E. Forecast cold front near 40S124E 42S129E at
141200UTC, and moving east of the area thereafter.

Part 3 Forecast
Refer to latest warnings.

South of line 50S102E 43S129E, outside warning area:
Westerly quarter winds, shifting northwesterly quarter within 300nm east of
front. Wind speeds 20/33 knots. Moderate to rough seas. Moderate to heavy swell.

West of line 43S080E 50S087E and within 60nm of line 36S080E 40S087E:
Northwesterly quarter winds 20/30 knots. Rough seas. Moderate to heavy swell.

Remainder:
Winds not exceeding 25 knots. Slight to moderate seas. Low to moderate swell,
increasing to moderate to heavy swell south of line 48S106E 42S120E 42S129E.

Rain areas, scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms north of line 21S090E
21S114E, within 300nm of cold front and trough, and within 60nm of line 36S080E
40S087E. 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.

WEATHER MELBOURNE

The next routine forecast will be issued at 09:00 UTC Sunday.