Western Area High Seas Forecast

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Updated 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 1 February 2015

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 2 issued 010635UTC:
Area bounded by 41S090E 39S094E 35S096E 29S090E 30S090E 30S085E 35S089E 37S087E
37S085E 33S085E 31S083E 33S081E 37S081E 40S083E 41S090E.

Part 2 Situation at 0600 UTC
Refer to latest warnings.

Ridge [1] 41S093E 43S106E to high 1030 hPa near 42S125E to 43S129E. Forecast
44S097E 44S112E to high 1030 hPa near 42S127E to 42S129E at 011800UTC.

Ridge [2] 45S080E 47S100E at 01060UTC. Forecast 45S080E 47S093E 50S105E at
011800UTC and 43S080E 50S107E at 020600UTC.

Trough from low 988 hPa near 37S085E 47S101E 50S112E. Forecast 25S090E 30S092E
to low 986 hPa near 34S090E to 43S094E 50S108E at 011800UTC and 26S090E 34S093E
to low 981 hPa near 38S090E to 45S099E 50S113E at 020600UTC.

Tropical low 970 hPa forecast near 23.8S087.4E at 020600UTC.

Part 3 Forecast
Refer to latest warnings.

Within 120nm of ridges and 240nm of high:
Variable winds below 20 knots. Slight to moderate seas. Low to moderate swell.

Remainder north of ridge [1] and east 100E:
Variable winds below 20 knots north of 30S tending E quarter 15/25 knots south
of 30S and reaching 20/30 knots at times within area bounded by 34S115E 38S113E
37S121E 33S124E. Winds tending NE quarter 15/25 knots south of 30S west from
105E after 011800UTC. Slight to moderate seas. Low to moderate swell.

Remainder north of ridge [1] between 100E and trough outside warning areas:
Variable winds below 20 knots north of 20S. N quarter winds 15/25 knots south
of 20S tending NE quarter 15/25 knots south of 30S and clockwise 20/30 knots
within 360nm of low and within 240nm of tropical low. Winds increasing to 25/33
knots within 120nm of warning areas. Moderate to rough seas. Low to moderate
swell increasing to moderate to heavy within 360nm of low.

Remainder south of ridge [1] and east of trough:
NW quarter winds tending W quarter east of high. Wind speeds 15/25 knots.
Moderate to rough seas. Moderate swell.

Remainder west of trough outside warning area:
W quarter winds 15/25 knots south of ridge [2]. SE quarter winds 20/33 knots
north of ridge [2] tending S quarter north of 35S and clockwise within 360nm of
low. Winds increasing to 25/33 knots within 120nm of warning area. Moderate to
rough seas. Moderate swell increasing to moderate to heavy within 360nm of low.

Scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms within 180nm of trough, within
300nm of low and remainder west of 100E north from 30S. Visibility reducing
below 2nm in precipitation.

WEATHER MELBOURNE

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