IDY10220 SECURITE 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 2300 UTC 26 November 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 Gale Warning 4 issued 261805UTC: Area bounded by 44S080E 45S094E 50S103E 50S085E 45S080E 44S080E. Part 2 Situation at 1800 UTC Refer to latest warnings. Ridge  30S080E to high  1027 hPa near 41S098E to 43S118E 41S129E, forecast 32S080E 31S084E to high  1026 hPa near 45S112E to 46S124E 42S129E at 270600UTC and 31S080E to high  1024 hPa near 31S084E to 40S106E 47S118E to high  1027 hPa near 46S129E at 271800UTC. Ridge  from high  near 41S098E to 50S100E, forecast from high  near 45S112E to 50S112E at 270600UTC and from high  near 46S129E to 50S129E at 271800UTC. Trough 27S115E to low 1005 hPa near 30S113E to 42S119E, forecast 28S115E to low 1008 hPa near 30S113E to 36S116E 44S124E at 270600UTC and 30S115E to low 1006 hPa near 35S116E to 40S117E 43S119E at 271800UTC. Cold front  43S119E 50S126E, forecast 45S129E 50S139E at 270600UTC and further east of area by 271800UTC. Cold front  43S078E 50S085E, forecast 40S080E 44S089E 50S096E at 270600UTC and 38S084E 43S096E 50S104E at 271800UTC. Part 3 Forecast Refer to latest warnings. Within 120nm of ridges, 240nm of highs and north of 20S, east of 105E: Variable winds below 20 knots, becoming W quarter 15/25 knots south of 45S, near ridge . Slight to moderate seas. Low to moderate swell, increasing to moderate to heavy near ridge . Remainder north of ridge : NE quarter winds east of trough, turning SE quarter west of trough and S quarter north of 30S east of 105E. Winds tending clockwise within 180nm of low. Wind speed 15/25 knots, increasing to 20/30 knots north of a line 35S117E 38S120E 34S124E and within 300nm west of trough between latitudes 33S and 38S. Moderate to rough seas. Low to moderate swell. Remainder south of ridge  and east of ridge : N/NW winds east of cold front , turning W quarter west of cold front . Wind speeds 15/25 knots, increasing to 20/30 knots south of 47S until 270600UTC. Moderate to rough seas. Moderate to heavy swell. Remainder south of ridge  and west of ridge , outside warning area: N/NW winds east of cold front , turning W quarter west of cold front. Wind speeds 15/25 knots within 240nm of ridges, increasing to 20/30 knots remainder and grading to 25/33 knots within 120nm of warning area and west of cold front  south of 47S. Moderate to rough seas. Moderate to heavy swell. Rain areas, scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms within 240nm of cold fronts, trough and north of 20S east of 120E. Isolated showers over the remainder, becoming more scattered south of ridge . Visibility reducing below 2nm in precipitation. WEATHER MELBOURNE The next routine forecast will be issued at 08:00 UTC Thursday.