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 29 July 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

Melbourne Storm Force Wind Warning 2 issued 290629UTC:
Area bounded by 37S080E 32S098E 32.5S116E 36S121E 38S129E 44S139E 50S139E
50S080E 37S080E.

Part 2 Situation at 0600 UTC
Refer to latest warnings.

Ridge 29S090E 23S102E 24S117E. Forecast 28S090E 27S108E 24S116E at 291800UTC
and 33S080E 28S090E 27S104E 29S118E at 300600UTC.

Cold front [1] 29S103E 35S110E 47S108E 50S109E. Forecast 33S124E 38S126E
43S125E 50S117E at 291800UTC, moving east of the area by 300000UTC.

Cold front [2] 37S081E 43S090E to low 977 hPa near 47S089E to 50S091E. Forecast
33S090E 37S100E 42S104E to low 968 hPa near 46S100E to 49S103E at 291800UTC and
31S109E 45S116E to low 962 hPa near 47S112E to 50S114E at 300600UTC.

Part 3 Forecast
Refer to latest warnings.

Within 180nm of ridges:
Variable winds below 20 knots. Slight to moderate seas. Moderate to heavy swell.

Remainder north of ridge:
SE quarter winds 10/20 knots, 15/25 knots at times west of 104E with slight to
moderate seas. Low swell, increasing to moderate to heavy south of a line
19S090E 28S111E.

Remainder south of ridge, outside warning area:
W quarter winds tending NW quarter within 180nm east of cold front [2] and
extending to within 600nm east of cold front [2] by 300600UTC, tending N
quarter east of cold front [1] and SW quarter west of cold front [2]. Winds
turning clockwise within 180nm of low and extending to within 420nm of low by
300600UTC. Winds 20/30 knots grading to 25/33 knots within 120nm of warning
area with moderate to rough seas. Moderate to heavy swell.

Areas of rain, scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms within 240nm of
cold fronts and trough, scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms remainder
west of cold fronts. Visibility reducing below 2nm in precipitation.


The next routine forecast will be issued at 21:00 UTC Friday.