Western Area High Seas Forecast


High Seas Forecast for Western METAREA 10
WESTERN AREA: COAST AT 129E TO 50S129E TO 50S80E TO 30S80E TO 30S90E TO 12S90E

Issued by the Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
For 24 hours commencing 1100 UTC 20 February 2019

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
Refer to latest warnings for details of the area affected.

Melbourne Gale Warning 4.

Part 2 Situation at 0600 UTC
Refer to latest warnings for boundary of affected area and type of weather

Cold front 38S087E 44S105E 50S112E. Forecast 38S087E 44S105E 50S112E at
211800UTC, weakening by 220000UTC.

Low 991hPa forecast near 48S082E at 201800UTC and forecast 979hPa near 48S098E
at 211200UTC.

Part 3 Forecast
South of line 36S080E 36S100E 50S120E, outside warning area:
Northwest quarter winds 20/30 knots east of cold front, tending westerly
quarter 20/30 knots west of cold front and clockwise 20/33 knots within 300nm
of low. Rough to very rough seas. Moderate to heavy swell.

Winds not exceeding 25 knots. Moderate seas. Low to moderate swell increasing
to moderate to heavy south of 40S.

Rain areas, scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms within 240nm of cold
front, 360nm of low. Scattered showers remainder west of cold front. Visibility
reducing below 2nm in precipitation.


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