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 16 January 2017

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.

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

Cold front [1] 44S118E 50S122E. Forecast 42S137E 50S145E at 171200UTC.

Cold front [2] 38S072E 44S080E 50S082E. Forecast 38S100E 46S106E 50S106E at

Low 978 hPa near 55S079E. Forecast 990 hPa near 48S097E.

Trough near 09S090E 09S101E 22S114E. Slow moving.

Part 3 Forecast
Refer to latest warnings for boundary of affected area and type of weather.

Remainder south of 38S, outside warning area:
Westerly winds 20/33 knots, turning northwesterly quarter within 240nm east of
cold front [2]. Winds turning southwesterly 20/33 knots within 480nm west of
front [1] and clockwise 20/33 knots within 600nm of low in sector from
southwest to northeast. Moderate to rough seas. Moderate to heavy swell.

Remainder west of trough, north of 35S:
Southeasterly quarter winds 20/30 knots. Rough seas. Moderate swell.

Winds not exceeding 25 knots. Moderate seas. Low to moderate swell.

Rain areas, scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms within 300nm of cold
fronts and east of trough. Scattered showers remainder north of 25S. Visibility
reducing below 2nm in precipitation.


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