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 8 December 2016

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 1.

Melbourne Gale Warning 3.

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

Cold front [1] 30S088E 39S099E 50S107E. Forecast 40S115E 45S126E 50S129E at

Cold front [2] forecast 39S080E 47S097E 50S099E at 091200UTC.

Low 1005 hPa near 12S113E. Forecast near stationary.

Part 3 Forecast
Refer to latest warnings.

North of line 25S090E 35S112E 35S117E:
Southeast quarter winds 15/25 knots tending clockwise 10/20 knots within 300nm
of low and variable below 15 knots elsewhere east of line 12S108E 25S115E.
Slight to moderate seas. Low to moderate swell, increasing moderate to heavy
south of 20S.

Remainder, outside warning areas:
Westerly quarter west of cold fronts, tending northwest quarter within 660nm
east of cold fronts. Wind speeds 20/30 within 300nm east of cold fronts and
remainder west of cold fronts south from 38S. Wind speeds increasing to 25/33
knots within 120nm of warning areas. Moderate to rough seas. Moderate to heavy

Rain areas, scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms within 300nm of cold
fronts and east of line 12S108E 25S115E. Scattered showers south of 40S.
Visibility reducing below 2nm in precipitation.


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