Weather Warnings - Ocean Gale Warning
High Seas Weather Warning for METAREA 10
Issued by the Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology, BNOC
At 0051UTC 17 March 2017
FINAL GALE WARNING FOR WESTERN AND SOUTHEASTERN AREAS
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.
SITUATION AT 0000UTC
Vigorous northwesterly flow associated with a cold front near 45S125E 50S132E.
Front forecast 47S131E 50S136E at 170600UTC.
Bounded by 50S132E 47S128E 47S131E 50S136E 50S132E.
Northwest quarter winds 30/40 knots within 180nm east of cold front, decreasing
below 34 knots throughout area by 170600UTC. Rough to very rough seas. Moderate
to heavy swell.
A tropical low off north Queensland has a high chance of developing into a cyclone and making landfall by early next week, the Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) says.
Queensland may see its first tropical cyclone in two years in coming days, although the situation is still hard to call.
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