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 16 APRIL 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 1 issued 160652UTC:
Area [1] bounded by 50S087E 42S094E 39S115E 40S127E 50S143E 50S087E.
Area [2] bounded by 50S080E 46S080E 46S101E 50S107E 50S080E.

 
Part 2 Situation at 0600 UTC
Refer to latest warnings.

Ridge from high 1032 hPa near 33S080E to 32S115E, forecast from high 1031 hPa
near 34S080E to 32S115E at 161800UTC and near 34S080E 36S110E 33S118E at
170600UTC.

 
Part 3 Forecast
Refer to latest warnings. 

Within 180nm of ridge:
Variable winds below 15 knots tending S quarter winds 10/20 knots east of 100E.
Slight to moderate seas. Moderate to heavy swell.

East of line 12S110E 17S117E:
E quarter winds 10/20 knots. Slight to moderate seas. Low swell.

Remainder north of ridge:
SE quarter winds 15/25 knots. Moderate seas. Moderate swell, increasing to
moderate/heavy south of 30S.

Remainder south of ridge, outside warning area:
W quarter winds 20/30 knots grading to 25/33 knots within 120nm of warning area.
Moderate to rough seas. Heavy swell.

Scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms south of 38S away from ridge.
Scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms north of 16S. Visibility reducing
below 2nm in precipitation.
 
WEATHER MELBOURNE
 
The next routine forecast will be issued at 2200  UTC 16 April 2014