Marine Weather for HS 009

issued by the Australian government Bureau of Meteorology, bnoc for 24 hours commencing 1100 UTC 31 July 2015

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 3 issued 310654utc: area bounded by 50s109e 44s116e 40s131e 40s141e 39s143e 39s146e 40s147e 40s154e 43s160e 50s160e 50s109e.

New Zealand storm force wind warning 674 issued 310600utc: over waters east of 160e and north of ice edge. Front 43s163e 54s172e 59s171e moving eastsoutheast 40kt associated with a low 949hpa near 57s 164e moving southeast 40kt. 1. Within 240 nautical miles of low in sector from southwest through northwest to southeast: clockwise 50kt. Storm area moving southeast 40kt. 2. Outside area 1 and within 600 nautical miles southeast of front: clockwise 35kt. Gale area moving eastsoutheast 40kt. 3. Outside areas 1 and 2 and within 420 nautical miles of low: clockwise 35kt. Gale area moving southeast 40kt.

Part 2 situation at 0600 UTC refer to latest warnings.

Ridge [1] 26s153e to high 1022hpa near 29s160e to 31s170e, near stationary.

Ridge [2] 35s150e 40s156e 50s163e. Forecast 29s153e to high 1021hpa near 33s158e to 45s164e 50s170e at 311800utc and from high 1022hpa near 29s160e to 45s170e at 010600utc.

Ridge [3] developing from west, forecast 36s129e 35s138e at 311800utc and 35s129e 36s141e at 010600utc.

Cold front [1] 31s152e 34s159e 50s168e. Forecast 28s153e 32s160e 37s165e 44s170e at 311800utc and 36s166e 41s171e at 010600utc.

Cold front [2] 35s129e 44s136e 50s140e. Forecast 35s139e 42s146e 50s149e at 311800utc and 36s150e 42s156e 50s159e at 010600utc.

Cold front [3] approaching from west, forecast 43s129e 44s134e to low 978hpa near 47s137e to 50s138e at 010600utc.

Part 3 forecast refer to latest warnings.

Within 180nm of ridges, 240nm of high, north of ridge [1] and also north of ridge [3]: variable winds below 20 knots. Slight to moderate seas. Low to moderate swell increasing to moderate to heavy south of 35s.

Remainder, outside warning areas: NW quarter winds east of front [1] shifting S quarter east of ridge [2], then NW quarter east of front [2] and W quarter west of front [2]. Clockwise winds within 180nm of low. Wind speeds 20/30 knots easing to 15/25 knots within 240nm of ridges but grading to 25/33 knots within 120nm of warning areas. Moderate to rough seas. Moderate to heavy swell.

Rain areas, scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms within 240nm of cold fronts and 300nm of low. Scattered showers remainder west of front [1] away from ridges. Visibility reducing below 2nm in precipitation.

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