Western Area High Seas Forecast


High Seas Forecast for Western METAREA 10
WESTERN AREA: COAST AT 129E TO 50S129E TO 50S80E TO 30S80E TO 30S90E TO 12S90E

Issued by the Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
For 24 hours commencing 2300 UTC 23 April 2019

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 the area affected.

Melbourne Gale Warning 2.
Melbourne Storm Force Wind Warning 5.
Melbourne Gale Warning 6.

Part 2 Situation at 1800 UTC
Refer to latest warnings for boundary of affected area and type of weather

Cold front [1] 42S125E 50S132E. Forecast

Cold front [2] 42S090E 48S098E to low [1] 978hPa near 50S093E. Forecast 41S119E
50S123E at 241200UTC then east of area after 241800UTC.

Cold front [3] approaching far west of area. Forecast 33S078E 41S085E 45S083E
47S078E at 241200UTC and 32S080E 44S091E 50S092E to low [2] 972hPa near 49S083E
at 250000UTC.

Warm front approaching far west of area. Forecast 45S092E 47S078E at 241200UTC
and 45S103E 50S092E at 250000UTC.

Part 3 Forecast
Refer to latest warnings.

South of line 30S080E 41S110E 37S129E, outside warnings areas:
Westerly quarter winds shifting northwesterly quarter within 240nm east of cold
fronts and clockwise within 420nm of lows. Northeast quarter winds within 240nm
southeast of warm front turning north quarter between warm front and cold front
[3]. Wind speeds 20/33 knots. Moderate to rough seas. Moderate to heavy swell.

North of 32S: Easterly quarter winds 15/25 knots, reaching 20/30 knots west of
line 20S090E 20S100E 12S100E. Moderate to rough seas. Moderate swell easing to
low swell east of 115E.

Rain areas, scattered showers and thunderstorms within 240nm of cold fronts,
420nm of lows, area northwest of line 17S090E 18S102E 12S105E and within 180nm
of line 33S080E 40S083E. Scattered showers remainder south of 38S and also
north of 30S west of 110E. Visibility reducing below 2nm in precipitation.


The next routine forecast will be issued at 09:00 UTC Wednesday.