Marine Weather for HS 009

issued by the Bureau of Meteorology National meteorological and oceanographic centre for 24 hours commencing 1100 UTC 21 April 2014

please be aware wind gusts can be 40 percent stronger than the averages given here, and maximum waves may be up to twice the height.

Part 1 warnings Melbourne Gale Warning 2 issued 210637utc: area bounded by 44s149e 45s160e 50s160e 50s153e 47s149e 44s149e.

Part 2 situation at 0600 UTC refer to latest warnings.

Ridge [1] from 50s152e to high [1] 1019 hpa near 41s155e to high [2] 1021 hpa near 32s161e. Forecast 50s158e to high [1] 1021 hpa near 41s162e to high [2] 1023 hpa near 33s163e at 211800utc and from 50s166e 47s169e to high [2] 1023 hpa near 33s165e at 220600utc.

Ridge [2] from 28s155e to high [2] 1021 hpa near 32s161e to 31s170e. Forecast from 28s155e to high [2] 1023 hpa near 33s163e to 30s170e at 211800utc and from 28s155e to high [2] 1023 hpa near 33s165e to 33s170e at 220600utc.

Ridge [3] 34s129e 34s140e, remaining near stationary.

Cold front [1] from 34s136e to low 1002 hpa near 41s139e. Forecast from 37s140e to low 999 hpa near 46s148e at 211800utc at 211800utc and from 35s151e 46s156e to low 986 hpa near 50s153e at 220600utc.

Cold front [2] 42s129e 50s134e. Forecast 42s136e 50s142e at 211800utc and 42s141e 50s149e at 220600utc.

Part 3 forecast refer to latest warnings.

Within 180nm of ridges, 240nm of highs and north of ridge [1]: variable winds below 20 knots with slight to moderate seas. Moderate to heavy swell.

Remainder east of ridge [1]: SW quarter winds 10/20 knots north of 47s with slight to moderate seas, increasing to 20/30 knots south of 47s with moderate to rough seas. Moderate to heavy swell.

Remainder west of ridge [1], outside warning area: winds clockwise within 300nm of low, becoming N quarter east of low and shifting W quarter west of cold front [1] north of low. NW quarter winds elsewhere. Wind speeds 15/25 knots north of 41s, increasing to 20/30 knots south of 41s and in Bass Strait, then reaching 25/33 knots within 120nm of warning area. Moderate to rough seas. Moderate to heavy swell.

Rain areas, scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms within 180nm of cold fronts and within 240nm of low. Isolated showers remainder away from ridge. Visibility reducing below 2nm in precipitation.

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the next routine forecast will be issued at 2200 UTC 21 April 2014

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