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 22 February 2017 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 Refer to latest warnings for details of area affected. Melbourne Gale Warning 2. Melbourne Gale Warning 3. Part 2 Situation at 1800 UTC Refer to latest warnings for boundary of affected area and type of weather system. Low 1009 hPa near 15S091E. Forecast west of area from 230600UTC. High 1024 hPa near 36S098E. Forecast 1029 hPa near 38S125E at 240001UTC. Cold front 40S078E 49S082E. Forecast 35S080E 43S095E 50S100E. Part 3 Forecast Refer to latest warnings. Within 900nm east of cold front, outside warning area: Northwesterly quarter winds 20/30 knots. Moderate to rough seas. Moderate to heavy swell. Southwest of cold front, outside warning area: Southwesterly quarter winds 20/30 knots. Moderate to rough seas. Moderate swell. Remainder south of 40S, outside warning area: Westerly quarter winds 20/30 knots. Moderate to rough seas. Moderate to heavy swell. Elsewhere: Southeasterly quarter winds north of 30S, variable remainder. Wind speeds below 25 knots. Slight to moderate seas. Low to moderate swell. Rain areas, scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms within 240 nm of cold front. Isolated showers remainder. Visibility reducing below 2 nm in precipitation. WEATHER MELBOURNE The next routine forecast will be issued at 08:00 UTC Thursday.