Marine Weather for HS 009

issued by the Bureau of Meteorology Bureau National operations centre for 24 hours commencing 2300 UTC 23 October 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 New Zealand Gale Warning 400 issued 231800utc: in a belt 360 nautical miles wide centred on a line 49s168e 45s171e 42s175e: southwest 40kt easing next 6-12 hours. Gale area moving northeast 15kt.

Part 2 situation at 1800 UTC refer to latest warnings.

Ridge [1] 28s158e to high [1] 1023 hpa near 35s159e to high [2] 1026 hpa near 44s155e to 50s154e, forecast 28s158e to high [1] 1023 hpa near 34s161e to high [2] 1025 hpa near 42s162e to 50s162e at 240600utc and 28s160e to high [2] 1026 hpa near 39s167e to 50s171e at 241800utc.

Ridge [2] forecast near 33s129e 38s140e at 240600utc, and 38s145e 37s138e to high [3] 1018 hpa near 32s132e to high [4] 1020 hpa near 44s132e to 50s132e at 241800utc.

Trough [1] 38s160e 38s170e, forecast weakening near 36s163e 35s170e at 240600utc.

Cold front from low 1007 hpa near 40s129e to 50s131e, forecast 38s133e 50s141e at 240600utc and 40s145e 43s151e 50s153e at 241800utc.

Trough [2] developing near 37s142e 40s136e, forecast 38s146e 46s143e at 240600utc and 33s152e 42s151e at 241800utc.

Part 3 forecast refer to latest warnings.

Within 180nm of ridges and 240nm of highs: variable winds below 20 knots. Slight to moderate seas. Low to moderate swell, moderate south of 40s.

Remainder east of ridge [1], outside warning area: S quarter winds 10/20 knots north of trough [1] with slight to moderate seas, tending SW quarter 20/30 knots south of trough [1] grading to 25/33 knots within 120nm of warning areas with moderate to rough seas. Moderate swell north of 40s, tending to heavy swell south of trough 40s.

Remainder west of ridge [1]: N quarter winds 15/25 knots east of cold front and trough increasing 20/30 knots south of 38s and tending NE quarter between 35s and 42s until 240300utc. Winds shifting W/NW 15/25 knots between trough [2] and cold front, shifting SW quarter 20/30 knots west of front. Moderate to rough seas, moderate swell increasing moderate to heavy south of 40s.

Rain areas, scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms within 240nm of troughs and cold front. Isolated showers remainder away from ridges. Visibility reducing below 2nm in precipitation.

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the next routine forecast will be issued at 0800 UTC 24 October 2014

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