IDY10220 SECURITE 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 2300 UTC 6 March 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 3 issued 061813UTC: Area bounded by 50S107E 47S112E 47S123E 50S129E 50S107E. Part 2 Situation at 1800 UTC Refer to latest warnings. Ridge  30S087E 37S093E to high 1029 hPa near 38S100E to 37S116E 33S129E. Slow moving and forecast 30S084E 37S092E to high 1027 hPa near 39S095E to 36S120E 33S129E at 071800UTC. Ridge  46S080E 45S089E. Forecast from high 1026 hPa near 48S080E to 45S094E at 070600UTC and 47S080E to high 1025 hPa near 46S091E to high 1027 hPa near 39S095E at 071800UTC. Low 1008 hPa near 19S112E. Forecast 1007 hPa near 19S111E at 070600UTC and 1008 hPa near 20S110E at 071800UTC. Warm front 42S080E 44S090E 44S096E. Forecast 42S080E 43S087E 43S097E at 070600UTC and 42S080E 43S084E 43S090E at 071800UTC . Cold front  41S120E 42S129E, forecast east of area by 070001UTC. Cold front  49S087E 49S100E 50S104E. Forecast 43S097E 44S111E 50S122E at 070600UTC and 40S107E 41S124E 45S129E at 071800UTC. Part 3 Forecast Refer to latest warnings. Within 240nm of highs and 120nm of ridges: Variable winds below 20 knots with slight to moderate seas. Low to moderate swell. Remainder north of ridge : SE quarter winds 15/25 knots. Winds variable below 20 knots NE of a line 12S097E 24S114E, turning clockwise 10/20 knots within 120nm of low. Moderate to rough seas. Low swell north of 18S, moderate otherwise. Remainder south of ridge , outside warning area: W quarter winds, shifting N quarter north of warm front and SE quarter between ridge  and warm front west of 090E. Wind speeds 15/25 knots, increasing to 20/30 knots south of line 50S090E 41S110E 39S129E. Winds further grading to 25/33 knots within 120nm of warning area. Moderate to rough seas. Moderate to heavy swell. Scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms north of 12S and within 240nm of low. Rain areas, scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms within 240nm of fronts and west of 085E. Isolated to scattered showers remainder away from ridges. Visibility reducing below 2nm in precipitation. WEATHER MELBOURNE The next routine forecast will be issued at 08:00 UTC Saturday.