Western Area High Seas Forecast

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HIGH SEAS FORECAST FOR METAREA 10
WESTERN AREA: 12/30S 90/125E, 30/50S 80/129E
Issued by the Bureau of Meteorology National Meteorological and Oceanographic
Centre
FOR 24 HOURS COMMENCING 1100 UTC 28 JULY 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 Storm Force Wind Warning 6 issued 280727UTC:
Area bounded by 42S102E 35S121E 37S136E 37S140E 40S154E 50S156E 50S147E 47S138E
50S134E 50S084E 45S100E 42S102E.

 
Part 2 Situation at 0600 UTC
Refer to latest warnings.

Ridge [1] 31S080E to high [1] 1028 hPa near 30S090E to 29S099E 28S115E, near
stationary.

Ridge [2] 47S076E 44S086E. Forecast 47S076E 44S086E at 281800UTC and from high
[2] 1021 near 47S080E to 41S095E at 290600UTC.

Cold front [1] 38S115E 39S120E 43S126E to low [1] 977 hPa near 46S125E, east of
area by 281800UTC.

Cold front [2] 43S080E 43S088E 46S108E 50S112E. Forecast 42S080E 43S120E to low
[2] 968 hPa near 46S126E at 281800UTC and 40S080E 42S135E 46S139E to low [2] 959
hPa near 47S138E at 290600UTC.

 
Part 3 Forecast
Refer to latest warnings.

Within 180nm of ridge [1], 240nm of high [1], and within 120nm of ridge [2] and
high [2]:
Variable winds to 20 knots. Slight to moderate seas. Moderate to heavy swell.

Remainder north of ridge [1]:
SE quarter winds 10/20 knots east of 115E with slight to moderate seas. SE
quarter winds 15/25 knots remainder, reaching 30 knots at times west of 100E
north of 20S with moderate to rough seas. Moderate swell decreasing to low east
of 120E.

Remainder south of ridge, outside warning area:
W quarter winds 20/33 knots north of front [2]. SW quarter winds 20/33 knots
with moderate to rough seas southeast of ridge [2] turning E quarter 15/25 knots
with moderate seas northwest of ridge [2]. Heavy swell.

Rain areas, scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms within 240nm of fronts
and lows. Scattered showers remainder south of 35S, east of ridge [2].
Visibility reducing below 2nm in precipitation.

 
WEATHER MELBOURNE
 
The next routine forecast will be issued at 2100  UTC 28 July 2014