Marine Weather for HS 009

Forecast
issued by the Australian government Bureau of Meteorology, bnoc for 24 hours commencing 1100 UTC 23 November 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 issued 230716utc: area bounded by 45s132e 45s142e 42s141e 43s136e 45s132e.

New Zealand Gale Warning 311 issued 230608utc. At 230600utc: in an area bounded by 45s166e 48s169e 49s168e 47s165e 45s166e: northwest 35kt easing next 6-12 hours. Gale area slow moving.

Part 2 situation at 0600 UTC refer to latest warnings.

Ridge [1] 28s162e 31s170e, near stationary.

Developing ridge [2] from 37s143e to high 1013 hpa near 39s145e to 44s153e 50s156e. Forecast 37s149e to high 1013 hpa near 43s157e to 50s164e at 231800utc and 36s149e 41s158e to high 1019 hpa near 45s163e to 50s167e at 240600utc.

Trough 34s151e 39s155e 44s157e 50s165e. Forecast 33s151e 38s155e 45s164e 48s170e at 231800utc and 33s151e 37s153e 40s160e 45s166e 46s170e at 240600utc.

Cold front 35s129e 41s132e to low 992 hpa near 47s129e. Forecast 37s136e 42s140e 46s141e to low 989 hpa near 46s136e at 231800utc and 39s145e 50s150e with low 991 hpa near 45s141e at 240600utc.

Part 3 forecast refer to latest warnings.

Within 180nm of ridge [1] and 120nm of ridge [2]: variable winds below 20 knots. Slight to moderate seas. Low to moderate swell.

Remainder south of ridge [1] and northeast of trough outside warning area: NW quarter winds tending NE quarter within 180nm of the West Coast of new zealand's South Island. Wind speeds 15/25 knots increasing 20/33 knots within 120nm of warning area and within area bounded by 29s153e 29s156e 33s155e 32s152e. Moderate to rough seas. Low to moderate swell.

Remainder between ridge [2] and trough: variable winds below 20 knots north of 45s tending SW quarter 15/25 knots south of 45s. Slight to moderate seas. Low to moderate swell.

Remainder: SW quarter winds tending NW quarter east and southeast of cold front and clockwise within 300nm of low. Wind speeds 15/25 knots increasing to 20/30 knots west of cold front, reaching 25/33 knots within 120nm of warning area. Moderate to rough seas. Moderate swell.

Scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms within 240nm of trough and cold front. Isolated to scattered showers remainder west of cold front and east of 160e between trough and 35s. Visibility reducing below 2nm in precipitation.

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