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Tropical Cyclone OPHELIA : BoM Warnings
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HIGH SEAS WEATHER WARNING FOR METAREA 10 ISSUED BY THE
AUSTRALIAN BUREAU OF METEOROLOGY TROPICAL CYCLONE WARNING
CENTRE PERTH AT 0700UTC 1 MARCH 2008
 
STORM FORCE WIND WARNING FOR THE WESTERN AREA

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 0600 UTC a Tropical Low was located within 30 nautical miles of
 latitude fifteen decimal five south [15.5S]
 longitude one hundred and twenty three decimal six east [123.6E]
Recent movement : west southwest at 7 knots
Maximum winds   : 30 knots
Central pressure: 994 hPa
The low is expected to develop into a tropical cyclone in the next 6 to 18
hours.

At 0600 UTC Tropical Low was centred within 30 nautical miles of
 latitude fifteen decimal five south [15.5S]
 longitude one hundred and twenty three decimal six east [123.6E]
Recent movement : west southwest at 7 knots
Maximum winds   : 30 knots
Central pressure: 994 hPa

AREA AFFECTED
Within 50 nautical miles of the centre.

FORECAST
Maximum winds to 30 knots near the centre increasing to 50 knots by 0600 UTC 02
March.

Winds above 48 knots within 20 nautical miles of centre after 0600 UTC 02 March
with very rough seas and moderate swell.
Winds above 34 knots within 50 nautical miles of centre after 1200 UTC 01 March
with rough seas and moderate swell.

Forecast positions
At 1800 UTC 01 March: Within 50 nautical miles of 15.8 south 122.4 east
                        Central pressure 988 hPa.
                        Winds to 40 knots near centre
At 0600 UTC 02 March: Within 80 nautical miles of 15.9 south 120.8 east
                        Central pressure 980 hPa.
                        Winds to 50 knots near centre.
REMARKS
All ships in the area please send weather reports every three hours.
Regular weather observing ships use normal channels.
Other ships please use either email to [email protected] or fax to +61892632261
or satellite to SAC 1241 through Land Earth Station Perth 312.
Next warning will be issued by 1300 UTC 01 March 2008.
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HIGH SEAS WEATHER WARNING FOR METAREA 10 ISSUED BY THE
AUSTRALIAN BUREAU OF METEOROLOGY TROPICAL CYCLONE WARNING
CENTRE PERTH AT 1243UTC 1 MARCH 2008
 
STORM FORCE WIND WARNING FOR THE WESTERN AREA

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 1200 UTC Tropical Cyclone Ophelia was centred within 30 nautical miles of
 latitude fifteen decimal eight south [15.8S]
 longitude one hundred and twenty two decimal six east [122.6E]
Recent movement : west southwest at 8 knots
Maximum winds   : 40 knots
Central pressure: 988 hPa

AREA AFFECTED
Within 35 nautical miles in eastern quadrants increasing to 50 nautical miles in
western quadrants, becoming within 60 nautical miles of the centre after 1800
UTC 01 March.


FORECAST
Maximum winds to 40 knots near the centre increasing to 55 knots by 1200 UTC 02
March.

Winds above 48 knots within 20 nautical miles of centre after 0000 UTC 02 March
with very rough seas and heavy swell.
Winds above 34 knots within 60 nautical miles of centre after 1800 UTC 01 March
with rough seas and moderate swell.

Forecast positions
At 0000 UTC 02 March: Within 50 nautical miles of 16.0 south 121.0 east
                        Central pressure 980 hPa.
                        Winds to 50 knots near centre
At 1200 UTC 02 March: Within 75 nautical miles of 16.2 south 119.7 east
                        Central pressure 972 hPa.
                        Winds to 55 knots near centre.

REMARKS
All ships in the area please send weather reports every three hours.
Regular weather observing ships use normal channels.
Other ships please use either email to [email protected] or fax to +61892632261
or satellite to SAC 1241 through Land Earth Station Perth 312.


Next warning will be issued by 1900 UTC 01 March 2008.
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HIGH SEAS WEATHER WARNING FOR METAREA 10 ISSUED BY THE
AUSTRALIAN BUREAU OF METEOROLOGY TROPICAL CYCLONE WARNING
CENTRE PERTH AT 1856UTC 1 MARCH 2008
 
STORM FORCE WIND WARNING FOR THE WESTERN AREA

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 1800 UTC Tropical Cyclone Ophelia was centred within 30 nautical miles of
 latitude sixteen decimal zero south [16.0S]
 longitude one hundred and twenty two decimal one east [122.1E]
Recent movement : west southwest at 7 knots
Maximum winds   : 50 knots
Central pressure: 982 hPa

AREA AFFECTED
Within 35 nautical miles in eastern quadrants increasing to 50 nautical miles in
western quadrants, becoming within 60 nautical miles of the centre after 1800
UTC 01 March.


FORECAST
Maximum winds to 50 knots near the centre increasing to 65 knots by 1800 UTC 02
March.

Winds above 48 knots within 20 nautical miles of centre after 0000 UTC 02 March
with very rough seas and heavy swell.
Winds above 34 knots within 60 nautical miles of centre after 1800 UTC 01 March
with rough seas and moderate swell.

Forecast positions
At 0600 UTC 02 March: Within 55 nautical miles of 16.4 south 120.6 east
                        Central pressure 974 hPa.
                        Winds to 55 knots near centre
At 1800 UTC 02 March: Within 75 nautical miles of 16.6 south 118.9 east
                        Central pressure 968 hPa.
                        Winds to 65 knots near centre.

REMARKS
All ships in the area please send weather reports every three hours.
Regular weather observing ships use normal channels.
Other ships please use either email to [email protected] or fax to +61892632261
or satellite to SAC 1241 through Land Earth Station Perth 312.


Next warning will be issued by 0100 UTC 02 March 2008.
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HIGH SEAS WEATHER WARNING FOR METAREA 10 ISSUED BY THE
AUSTRALIAN BUREAU OF METEOROLOGY TROPICAL CYCLONE WARNING
CENTRE PERTH AT 0059UTC 2 MARCH 2008
 
HURRICANE FORCE WIND WARNING FOR THE WESTERN AREA

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 0000 UTC Tropical Cyclone Ophelia was centred within 20 nautical miles of
 latitude sixteen decimal two south [16.2S]
 longitude one hundred and twenty one decimal four east [121.4E]
Recent movement : west southwest at 8 knots
Maximum winds   : 50 knots
Central pressure: 980 hPa

AREA AFFECTED
Within 40 nautical miles in eastern quadrants increasing to 60 nautical miles in
western quadrants, becoming within 65 nautical miles of the centre by 0000 UTC
03 March.

FORECAST
Maximum winds to 50 knots near the centre increasing to 65 knots by 0000 UTC 03
March.
Winds above 63 knots within 15 nautical miles of centre after 0000 UTC 03 March
with very rough seas and heavy swell.
Winds above 48 knots within 20 nautical miles of centre increasing to within 25
nautical miles of centre by 0000 UTC 03 March with very rough seas and heavy
swell.
Winds above 34 knots within 40 nautical miles in eastern quadrants increasing to
60 nautical miles in western quadrants, becoming within 65 nautical miles of the
centre by 0000 UTC 03 March with rough seas and moderate swell.

Forecast positions
At 1200 UTC 02 March: Within 30 nautical miles of 16.7 south 119.8 east
                        Central pressure 974 hPa.
                        Winds to 55 knots near centre
At 0000 UTC 03 March: Within 50 nautical miles of 16.9 south 118.1 east
                        Central pressure 968 hPa.
                        Winds to 65 knots near centre.

REMARKS
All ships in the area please send weather reports every three hours.
Regular weather observing ships use normal channels.
Other ships please use either email to [email protected] or fax to +61892632261
or satellite to SAC 1241 through Land Earth Station Perth 312.

Next warning will be issued by 0700 UTC 02 March 2008.
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HIGH SEAS WEATHER WARNING FOR METAREA 10 ISSUED BY THE
AUSTRALIAN BUREAU OF METEOROLOGY TROPICAL CYCLONE WARNING
CENTRE PERTH AT 0657UTC 2 MARCH 2008
 
HURRICANE FORCE WIND WARNING FOR THE WESTERN AREA

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 0600 UTC Tropical Cyclone Ophelia was centred within 20 nautical miles of
 latitude sixteen decimal five south [16.5S]
 longitude one hundred and twenty decimal seven east [120.7E]
Recent movement : west southwest at 7 knots
Maximum winds   : 55 knots
Central pressure: 976 hPa

AREA AFFECTED
Within 60 nautical miles of the centre.


FORECAST
Maximum winds to 55 knots near the centre increasing to 75 knots by 0600 UTC 03
March.
Winds above 63 knots within 15 nautical miles of centre after 1800 UTC 02 March
with high to very high seas and moderate to heavy swell. Winds above 48 knots
within 20 nautical miles of centre increasing to within 25 nautical miles of
centre by 0000 UTC 03 March with very rough seas and moderate to heavy swell.
Winds above 34 knots within 60 nautical miles of the centre with rough seas and
moderate swell.

Forecast positions
At 1800 UTC 02 March: Within 40 nautical miles of 16.7 south 119.1 east
                        Central pressure 968 hPa.
                        Winds to 65 knots near centre
At 0600 UTC 03 March: Within 60 nautical miles of 17.1 south 117.5 east
                        Central pressure 960 hPa.
                        Winds to 75 knots near centre.

REMARKS
All ships in the area please send weather reports every three hours.
Regular weather observing ships use normal channels.
Other ships please use either email to [email protected] or fax to +61892632261
or satellite to SAC 1241 through Land Earth Station Perth 312.


Next warning will be issued by 1300 UTC 02 March 2008.
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HIGH SEAS WEATHER WARNING FOR METAREA 10 ISSUED BY THE
AUSTRALIAN BUREAU OF METEOROLOGY TROPICAL CYCLONE WARNING
CENTRE PERTH AT 1251UTC 2 MARCH 2008
 
HURRICANE FORCE WIND WARNING FOR THE WESTERN AREA

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 1200 UTC Tropical Cyclone Ophelia was centred within 20 nautical miles of
 latitude sixteen decimal six south [16.6S]
 longitude one hundred and twenty decimal zero east [120.0E]
Recent movement : west southwest at 7 knots
Maximum winds   : 55 knots
Central pressure: 976 hPa

AREA AFFECTED
Within 60 nautical miles of the centre, increasing to within 70 nautical miles
by 1200 UTC 03 March.


FORECAST
Maximum winds to 55 knots near the centre increasing to 75 knots by 1200 UTC 03
March.

Winds above 63 knots within 15 nautical miles of centre from 0000 UTC 03 March
with high to very high seas and moderate to heavy swell. Winds above 48 knots
within 20 nautical miles of centre with very rough seas and moderate to heavy
swell. Winds above 34 knots within 60 nautical miles of the centre, increasing
to within 70 nautical miles by 1200 UTC 03 March, with rough seas and moderate
swell.

Forecast positions
At 0000 UTC 03 March: Within 40 nautical miles of 17.0 south 118.2 east
                        Central pressure 968 hPa.
                        Winds to 65 knots near centre
At 1200 UTC 03 March: Within 60 nautical miles of 17.5 south 116.5 east
                        Central pressure 960 hPa.
                        Winds to 75 knots near centre.

REMARKS
All ships in the area please send weather reports every three hours.
Regular weather observing ships use normal channels.
Other ships please use either email to [email protected] or fax to +61892632261
or satellite to SAC 1241 through Land Earth Station Perth 312.


Next warning will be issued by 1900 UTC 02 March 2008.
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HIGH SEAS WEATHER WARNING FOR METAREA 10 ISSUED BY THE
AUSTRALIAN BUREAU OF METEOROLOGY TROPICAL CYCLONE WARNING
CENTRE PERTH AT 1837UTC 2 MARCH 2008
 
HURRICANE FORCE WIND WARNING FOR THE WESTERN AREA

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 1800 UTC Tropical Cyclone Ophelia was centred within 20 nautical miles of
 latitude sixteen decimal eight south [16.8S]
 longitude one hundred and nineteen decimal two east [119.2E]
Recent movement : west at 7 knots
Maximum winds   : 60 knots
Central pressure: 972 hPa

AREA AFFECTED
Within 60 nautical miles of the centre, increasing to within 70 nautical miles
by 1200 UTC 03 March.


FORECAST
Maximum winds to 60 knots near the centre increasing to 80 knots by 1800 UTC 03
March.

Winds above 63 knots within 15 nautical miles of centre after 0000 UTC 03 March
with high to very high seas and moderate to heavy swell. Winds above 48 knots
within 20 nautical miles of centre with very rough seas and moderate to heavy
swell. Winds above 34 knots within 60 nautical miles of the centre, increasing
to within 70 nautical miles by 1200 UTC 03 March, with rough seas and moderate
swell.

Forecast positions
At 0600 UTC 03 March: Within 40 nautical miles of 17.3 south 117.4 east
                        Central pressure 964 hPa.
                        Winds to 70 knots near centre
At 1800 UTC 03 March: Within 60 nautical miles of 17.7 south 115.6 east
                        Central pressure 954 hPa.
                        Winds to 80 knots near centre.

REMARKS
All ships in the area please send weather reports every three hours.
Regular weather observing ships use normal channels.
Other ships please use either email to [email protected] or fax to +61892632261
or satellite to SAC 1241 through Land Earth Station Perth 312.


Next warning will be issued by 0100 UTC 03 March 2008.
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HIGH SEAS WEATHER WARNING FOR METAREA 10 ISSUED BY THE
AUSTRALIAN BUREAU OF METEOROLOGY TROPICAL CYCLONE WARNING
CENTRE PERTH AT 0055UTC 3 MARCH 2008
 
HURRICANE FORCE WIND WARNING FOR THE WESTERN AREA

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 0000 UTC Tropical Cyclone Ophelia was centred within 25 nautical miles of
 latitude sixteen decimal seven south [16.7S]
 longitude one hundred and eighteen decimal five east [118.5E]
Recent movement : west at 7 knots
Maximum winds   : 55 knots
Central pressure: 974 hPa

AREA AFFECTED
Within 60 nautical miles of the centre.

FORECAST
Maximum winds to 55 knots near the centre increasing to 65 knots by 0000 UTC 04
March.

Winds above 64 knots within 15 nautical miles of centre by 0000 UTC 04 March
with high to very high seas and moderate swell. 
Winds above 48 knots within 25 nautical miles of centre with very rough seas and
moderate swell. 
Winds above 34 knots within 60 nautical miles of the centre, with rough seas and
moderate swell.

Forecast positions
At 1200 UTC 03 March: Within 45 nautical miles of 16.8 south 116.9 east
                        Central pressure 974 hPa.
                        Winds to 55 knots near centre
At 0000 UTC 04 March: Within 65 nautical miles of 17.3 south 115.0 east
                        Central pressure 968 hPa.
                        Winds to 65 knots near centre.

REMARKS
All ships in the area please send weather reports every three hours.
Regular weather observing ships use normal channels.
Other ships please use either email to [email protected] or fax to +61892632261
or satellite to SAC 1241 through Land Earth Station Perth 312.


Next warning will be issued by 0700 UTC 03 March 2008.
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HIGH SEAS WEATHER WARNING FOR METAREA 10 ISSUED BY THE
AUSTRALIAN BUREAU OF METEOROLOGY TROPICAL CYCLONE WARNING
CENTRE PERTH AT 0650UTC 3 MARCH 2008
 
STORM FORCE WIND WARNING FOR THE WESTERN AREA

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 0600 UTC Tropical Cyclone Ophelia was centred within 20 nautical miles of
 latitude sixteen decimal five south [16.5S]
 longitude one hundred and seventeen decimal four east [117.4E]
Recent movement : west at 8 knots
Maximum winds   : 50 knots
Central pressure: 982 hPa

AREA AFFECTED
Within 60 nautical miles of the centre.

FORECAST
Maximum winds to 50 knots near the centre increasing to 55 knots by 1800 03
March.

Winds above 48 knots within 20 nautical miles of centre with very rough seas and
moderate swell. 
Winds above 34 knots within 60 nautical miles of the centre, with rough seas and
moderate swell.

Forecast positions
At 1800 UTC 03 March: Within 40 nautical miles of 16.8 south 115.4 east
                        Central pressure 974 hPa.
                        Winds to 55 knots near centre
At 0600 UTC 04 March: Within 65 nautical miles of 17.4 south 113.2 east
                        Central pressure 974 hPa.
                        Winds to 55 knots near centre.

REMARKS
All ships in the area please send weather reports every three hours.
Regular weather observing ships use normal channels.
Other ships please use either email to [email protected] or fax to +61892632261
or satellite to SAC 1241 through Land Earth Station Perth 312.


Next warning will be issued by 1300 UTC 03 March 2008.
=========================================================================
HIGH SEAS WEATHER WARNING FOR METAREA 10 ISSUED BY THE
AUSTRALIAN BUREAU OF METEOROLOGY TROPICAL CYCLONE WARNING
CENTRE PERTH AT 1241UTC 3 MARCH 2008
 
STORM FORCE WIND WARNING FOR THE WESTERN AREA

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 1200 UTC Tropical Cyclone Ophelia was centred within 25 nautical miles of
 latitude sixteen decimal eight south [16.8S]
 longitude one hundred and sixteen decimal five east [116.5E]
Recent movement : west southwest at 8 knots
Maximum winds   : 50 knots
Central pressure: 980 hPa

AREA AFFECTED
Within 60 nautical miles of the centre.

FORECAST
Maximum winds to 50 knots near the centre increasing to 55 knots by 0000 UTC 04
March.

Winds above 48 knots within 20 nautical miles of centre with very rough seas and
moderate swell. 
Winds above 34 knots within 60 nautical miles of the centre, with rough seas and
moderate swell.

Forecast positions
At 0000 UTC 04 March: Within 50 nautical miles of 17.2 south 114.8 east
                        Central pressure 972 hPa.
                        Winds to 55 knots near centre
At 1200 UTC 04 March: Within 75 nautical miles of 17.8 south 113.1 east
                        Central pressure 972 hPa.
                        Winds to 55 knots near centre.

REMARKS
All ships in the area please send weather reports every three hours.
Regular weather observing ships use normal channels.
Other ships please use either email to [email protected] or fax to +61892632261
or satellite to SAC 1241 through Land Earth Station Perth 312.

Next warning will be issued by 1900 UTC 03 March 2008.
=========================================================================
HIGH SEAS WEATHER WARNING FOR METAREA 10 ISSUED BY THE
AUSTRALIAN BUREAU OF METEOROLOGY TROPICAL CYCLONE WARNING
CENTRE PERTH AT 1846UTC 3 MARCH 2008
 
STORM FORCE WIND WARNING FOR THE WESTERN AREA

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 1800 UTC Tropical Cyclone Ophelia was centred within 30 nautical miles of
 latitude seventeen decimal zero south [17.0S]
 longitude one hundred and fifteen decimal six east [115.6E]
Recent movement : west southwest at 9 knots
Maximum winds   : 50 knots
Central pressure: 982 hPa

AREA AFFECTED
Within 60 nautical miles of the centre.

FORECAST
Maximum winds to 50 knots near the centre increasing to 55 knots by 0600 UTC 04
March.
Winds above 48 knots within 20 nautical miles of centre with very rough seas and
moderate swell. 
Winds above 34 knots within 60 nautical miles of the centre, with rough seas and
moderate swell.

Forecast positions
At 0600 UTC 04 March: Within 50 nautical miles of 17.7 south 113.8 east
                        Central pressure 974 hPa.
                        Winds to 55 knots near centre
At 1800 UTC 04 March: Within 65 nautical miles of 18.3 south 111.9 east
                        Central pressure 982 hPa.
                        Winds to 50 knots near centre.

REMARKS
All ships in the area please send weather reports every three hours.
Regular weather observing ships use normal channels.
Other ships please use either email to [email protected] or fax to +61892632261
or satellite to SAC 1241 through Land Earth Station Perth 312.


Next warning will be issued by 0100 UTC 04 March 2008.
=========================================================================
HIGH SEAS WEATHER WARNING FOR METAREA 10 ISSUED BY THE
AUSTRALIAN BUREAU OF METEOROLOGY TROPICAL CYCLONE WARNING
CENTRE PERTH AT 0049UTC 4 MARCH 2008
 
STORM FORCE WIND WARNING FOR THE WESTERN AREA

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 0000 UTC Tropical Cyclone Ophelia was centred within 30 nautical miles of
 latitude seventeen decimal two south [17.2S]
 longitude one hundred and fourteen decimal six east [114.6E]
Recent movement : west southwest at 9 knots
Maximum winds   : 50 knots
Central pressure: 982 hPa

AREA AFFECTED
Within 65 nautical miles of the centre extending to 80 nautical miles in
southern quadrants.

FORECAST
Maximum winds to 50 knots near the centre increasing to 55 knots by 06 UTC 04
March.

Winds above 48 knots within 20 nautical miles of centre with very rough seas and
moderate swell. 
Winds above 34 knots within 65 nautical miles of the centre extending to 80
nautical miles in southern quadrants, with rough seas and moderate swell.

Forecast positions
At 1200 UTC 04 March: Within 50 nautical miles of 17.9 south 112.8 east
                        Central pressure 974 hPa.
                        Winds to 55 knots near centre
At 0000 UTC 05 March: Within 70 nautical miles of 18.8 south 110.8 east
                        Central pressure 982 hPa.
                        Winds to 50 knots near centre.

REMARKS
All ships in the area please send weather reports every three hours.
Regular weather observing ships use normal channels.
Other ships please use either email to [email protected] or fax to +61892632261
or satellite to SAC 1241 through Land Earth Station Perth 312.


Next warning will be issued by 0700 UTC 04 March 2008.
=========================================================================
HIGH SEAS WEATHER WARNING FOR METAREA 10 ISSUED BY THE
AUSTRALIAN BUREAU OF METEOROLOGY TROPICAL CYCLONE WARNING
CENTRE PERTH AT 0656UTC 4 MARCH 2008
 
STORM FORCE WIND WARNING FOR THE WESTERN AREA

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 0600 UTC Tropical Cyclone Ophelia was centred within 30 nautical miles of
 latitude seventeen decimal two south [17.2S]
 longitude one hundred and thirteen decimal six east [113.6E]
Recent movement : west at 10 knots
Maximum winds   : 50 knots
Central pressure: 982 hPa

AREA AFFECTED
Within 60 nautical miles of the centre extending to 100 nautical miles in
southern quadrants.

FORECAST
Maximum winds to 50 knots near the centre.

Winds above 48 knots within 20 nautical miles of centre with very rough seas and
moderate swell. 
Winds above 34 knots within 60 nautical miles of the centre extending to 100
nautical miles in southern quadrants, with rough seas and moderate swell.

Forecast positions
At 1800 UTC 04 March: Within 50 nautical miles of 18.0 south 111.9 east
                        Central pressure 982 hPa.
                        Winds to 50 knots near centre
At 0600 UTC 05 March: Within 70 nautical miles of 19.0 south 110.0 east
                        Central pressure 982 hPa.
                        Winds to 50 knots near centre.

REMARKS
All ships in the area please send weather reports every three hours.
Regular weather observing ships use normal channels.
Other ships please use either email to [email protected] or fax to +61892632261
or satellite to SAC 1241 through Land Earth Station Perth 312.

Next warning will be issued by 1300 UTC 04 March 2008.
=========================================================================
HIGH SEAS WEATHER WARNING FOR METAREA 10 ISSUED BY THE
AUSTRALIAN BUREAU OF METEOROLOGY TROPICAL CYCLONE WARNING
CENTRE PERTH AT 1240UTC 4 MARCH 2008
 
STORM FORCE WIND WARNING FOR THE WESTERN AREA

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 1200 UTC Tropical Cyclone Ophelia was centred within 30 nautical miles of
 latitude seventeen decimal seven south [17.7S]
 longitude one hundred and twelve decimal eight east [112.8E]
Recent movement : west southwest at 9 knots
Maximum winds   : 55 knots
Central pressure: 974 hPa

AREA AFFECTED
Within 60 nautical miles of the centre extending to 100 nautical miles in
southern quadrants.

FORECAST
Maximum winds to 55 knots near the centre easing to 45 knots by 1200 UTC 05
March.

Winds above 48 knots within 20 nautical miles of centre until 0600 UTC 05 March
with very rough to high seas and moderate swell. 
Winds above 34 knots within 60 nautical miles of the centre extending to 100
nautical miles in southern quadrants, with rough seas and moderate swell.

Forecast positions
At 0000 UTC 05 March: Within 50 nautical miles of 18.6 south 111.1 east
                        Central pressure 974 hPa.
                        Winds to 55 knots near centre
At 1200 UTC 05 March: Within 70 nautical miles of 19.8 south 109.4 east
                        Central pressure 986 hPa.
                        Winds to 45 knots near centre.

REMARKS
All ships in the area please send weather reports every three hours.
Regular weather observing ships use normal channels.
Other ships please use either email to [email protected] or fax to +61892632261
or satellite to SAC 1241 through Land Earth Station Perth 312.

Next warning will be issued by 1900 UTC 04 March 2008.
=========================================================================
HIGH SEAS WEATHER WARNING FOR METAREA 10 ISSUED BY THE
AUSTRALIAN BUREAU OF METEOROLOGY TROPICAL CYCLONE WARNING
CENTRE PERTH AT 1851UTC 4 MARCH 2008
 
STORM FORCE WIND WARNING FOR THE WESTERN AREA

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 1800 UTC Tropical Cyclone Ophelia was centred within 30 nautical miles of
 latitude eighteen decimal two south [18.2S]
 longitude one hundred and twelve decimal two east [112.2E]
Recent movement : southwest at 8 knots
Maximum winds   : 55 knots
Central pressure: 974 hPa

AREA AFFECTED
Within 60 nautical miles of the centre extending to 100 nautical miles in
southern quadrants.

FORECAST
Maximum winds to 55 knots near the centre easing to 45 knots by 1800 UTC 05
March.

Winds above 48 knots within 20 nautical miles of centre until 0600 UTC 05 March
with very rough seas and moderate swell. 
Winds above 34 knots within 60 nautical miles of the centre extending to 100
nautical miles in southern quadrants, with rough seas and moderate swell.

Forecast positions
At 0600 UTC 05 March: Within 50 nautical miles of 19.3 south 110.5 east
                        Central pressure 982 hPa.
                        Winds to 50 knots near centre
At 1800 UTC 05 March: Within 70 nautical miles of 20.3 south 108.9 east
                        Central pressure 986 hPa.
                        Winds to 45 knots near centre.

REMARKS
All ships in the area please send weather reports every three hours.
Regular weather observing ships use normal channels.
Other ships please use either email to [email protected] or fax to +61892632261
or satellite to SAC 1241 through Land Earth Station Perth 312.


Next warning will be issued by 0100 UTC 05 March 2008.
=========================================================================
HIGH SEAS WEATHER WARNING FOR METAREA 10 ISSUED BY THE
AUSTRALIAN BUREAU OF METEOROLOGY TROPICAL CYCLONE WARNING
CENTRE PERTH AT 0050UTC 5 MARCH 2008
 
STORM FORCE WIND WARNING FOR THE WESTERN AREA

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 0000 UTC Tropical Cyclone Ophelia was centred within 25 nautical miles of
 latitude nineteen decimal zero south [19.0S]
 longitude one hundred and eleven decimal two east [111.2E]
Recent movement : southwest at 10 knots
Maximum winds   : 50 knots
Central pressure: 982 hPa

AREA AFFECTED
Within 60 nautical miles of the centre extending to 100 nautical miles in
southern quadrants.

FORECAST
Maximum winds to 50 knots near the centre easing to 35 knots by 0000 UTC 06
March.

Winds above 48 knots within 20 nautical miles of centre until 0900 UTC 05 March
with very rough seas and moderate swell. 
Winds above 34 knots within 60 nautical miles of the centre extending to 100
nautical miles in southern quadrants, with rough seas and moderate swell.

Forecast positions
At 1200 UTC 05 March: Within 45 nautical miles of 20.2 south 109.6 east
                        Central pressure 986 hPa.
                        Winds to 45 knots near centre
At 0000 UTC 06 March: Within 70 nautical miles of 21.1 south 108.2 east
                        Central pressure 992 hPa.
                        Winds to 35 knots near centre.

REMARKS
All ships in the area please send weather reports every three hours.
Regular weather observing ships use normal channels.
Other ships please use either email to [email protected] or fax to +61892632261
or satellite to SAC 1241 through Land Earth Station Perth 312.


Next warning will be issued by 0700 UTC 05 March 2008.
=========================================================================
HIGH SEAS WEATHER WARNING FOR METAREA 10 ISSUED BY THE
AUSTRALIAN BUREAU OF METEOROLOGY TROPICAL CYCLONE WARNING
CENTRE PERTH AT 0647UTC 5 MARCH 2008
 
STORM FORCE WIND WARNING FOR THE WESTERN AREA

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 0600 UTC Tropical Cyclone Ophelia was centred within 30 nautical miles of
 latitude nineteen decimal seven south [19.7S]
 longitude one hundred and ten decimal five east [110.5E]
Recent movement : southwest at 10 knots
Maximum winds   : 50 knots
Central pressure: 982 hPa

AREA AFFECTED
Within 70 nautical miles of the centre extending to 120 nautical miles in the
southeast quadrant.

FORECAST
Maximum winds to 50 knots near the centre easing to 35 knots by 0600 UTC 06
March.

Winds above 48 knots within 20 nautical miles of centre until 1800 UTC 05 March
with very rough seas and moderate swell. 
Winds above 34 knots within 70 nautical miles of the centre extending to 120
nautical miles in the southeast quadrant, with rough seas and moderate swell.

Forecast positions
At 1800 UTC 05 March: Within 50 nautical miles of 20.8 south 109.1 east
                        Central pressure 986 hPa.
                        Winds to 45 knots near centre
At 0600 UTC 06 March: Within 70 nautical miles of 22.0 south 107.7 east
                        Central pressure 992 hPa.
                        Winds to 35 knots near centre.

REMARKS
All ships in the area please send weather reports every three hours.
Regular weather observing ships use normal channels.
Other ships please use either email to [email protected] or fax to +61892632261
or satellite to SAC 1241 through Land Earth Station Perth 312.

Next warning will be issued by 1300 UTC 05 March 2008.
=========================================================================
HIGH SEAS WEATHER WARNING FOR METAREA 10 ISSUED BY THE
AUSTRALIAN BUREAU OF METEOROLOGY TROPICAL CYCLONE WARNING
CENTRE PERTH AT 1235UTC 5 MARCH 2008
 
STORM FORCE WIND WARNING FOR THE WESTERN AREA

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 1200 UTC Tropical Cyclone Ophelia was centred within 30 nautical miles of
 latitude twenty decimal three south [20.3S]
 longitude one hundred and nine decimal seven east [109.7E]
Recent movement : southwest at 10 knots
Maximum winds   : 50 knots
Central pressure: 982 hPa

AREA AFFECTED
Within 70 nautical miles of the centre extending to 120 nautical miles in
southern quadrants.

FORECAST
Maximum winds to 50 knots near the centre easing to 30 knots by 1200 UTC 06
March.

Winds above 48 knots within 20 nautical miles of centre until 1800 UTC 05 March
with very rough seas and moderate swell. 
Winds above 34 knots within 70 nautical miles of the centre extending to 120
nautical miles in southern quadrants until 1200 UTC 06 March, with rough seas
and moderate swell.

Forecast positions
At 0000 UTC 06 March: Within 50 nautical miles of 21.6 south 108.2 east
                        Central pressure 990 hPa.
                        Winds to 40 knots near centre
At 1200 UTC 06 March: Within 80 nautical miles of 22.5 south 107.3 east
                        Central pressure 996 hPa.
                        Winds to 30 knots near centre.

REMARKS
All ships in the area please send weather reports every three hours.
Regular weather observing ships use normal channels.
Other ships please use either email to [email protected] or fax to +61892632261
or satellite to SAC 1241 through Land Earth Station Perth 312.


Next warning will be issued by 1900 UTC 05 March 2008.
=========================================================================
HIGH SEAS WEATHER WARNING FOR METAREA 10 ISSUED BY THE
AUSTRALIAN BUREAU OF METEOROLOGY TROPICAL CYCLONE WARNING
CENTRE PERTH AT 1843UTC 5 MARCH 2008
 
GALE WIND WARNING FOR THE WESTERN AREA

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 1800 UTC Tropical Cyclone Ophelia was centred within 30 nautical miles of
 latitude twenty one decimal zero south [21.0S]
 longitude one hundred and nine decimal one east [109.1E]
Recent movement : southwest at 9 knots
Maximum winds   : 40 knots
Central pressure: 990 hPa

AREA AFFECTED
Within 70 nautical miles of the centre extending to 120 nautical miles in
southern quadrants.

FORECAST
Maximum winds to 40 knots near the centre easing to 30 knots by 1800 UTC 06
March.
 
Winds above 34 knots within 70 nautical miles of the centre extending to 120
nautical miles in southern quadrants until 1200 UTC 06 March, with rough seas
and moderate swell.

Forecast positions
At 0600 UTC 06 March: Within 50 nautical miles of 22.2 south 107.9 east
                        Central pressure 992 hPa.
                        Winds to 35 knots near centre
At 1800 UTC 06 March: Within 80 nautical miles of 22.8 south 107.2 east
                        Central pressure 996 hPa.
                        Winds to 30 knots near centre.

REMARKS
All ships in the area please send weather reports every three hours.
Regular weather observing ships use normal channels.
Other ships please use either email to [email protected] or fax to +61892632261
or satellite to SAC 1241 through Land Earth Station Perth 312.


Next warning will be issued by 0100 UTC 06 March 2008.
=========================================================================
HIGH SEAS WEATHER WARNING FOR METAREA 10 ISSUED BY THE
AUSTRALIAN BUREAU OF METEOROLOGY TROPICAL CYCLONE WARNING
CENTRE PERTH AT 0100UTC 6 MARCH 2008
 
GALE WIND WARNING FOR THE WESTERN AREA

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 0000 UTC Tropical Cyclone Ophelia was centred within 25 nautical miles of
 latitude twenty two decimal zero south [22.0S]
 longitude one hundred and nine decimal one east [109.1E]
Recent movement : south southwest at 6 knots
Maximum winds   : 40 knots
Central pressure: 992 hPa

AREA AFFECTED
Within 50 nautical miles of the centre extending to 110 nautical miles in
southern quadrants.

FORECAST
Maximum winds to 40 knots near the centre easing to 30 knots by 0000 UTC 07
March.

Winds above 34 knots within 50 nautical miles of the centre extending to 110
nautical miles in southern quadrants until 1200 UTC 06 March, then NE/SE winds
25/35 knots within 60 nautical miles in southern quadrants until 0000 UTC 07
March. Rough seas and moderate swell. 

Forecast positions
At 1200 UTC 06 March: Within 55 nautical miles of 23.3 south 108.7 east
                        Central pressure 994 hPa.
                        Winds to 35 knots near centre
At 0000 UTC 07 March: Within 90 nautical miles of 24.2 south 108.7 east
                        Central pressure 998 hPa.
                        Winds to 30 knots near centre.

REMARKS
All ships in the area please send weather reports every three hours.
Regular weather observing ships use normal channels.
Other ships please use either email to [email protected] or fax to +61892632261
or satellite to SAC 1241 through Land Earth Station Perth 312.

Next warning will be issued by 0700 UTC 06 March 2008.
=========================================================================
HIGH SEAS WEATHER WARNING FOR METAREA 10 ISSUED BY THE
AUSTRALIAN BUREAU OF METEOROLOGY TROPICAL CYCLONE WARNING
CENTRE PERTH AT 0658UTC 6 MARCH 2008
 
GALE WIND WARNING FOR THE WESTERN AREA

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 0600 UTC Tropical Cyclone Ophelia was centred within 30 nautical miles of
 latitude twenty three decimal two south [23.2S]
 longitude one hundred and nine decimal zero east [109.0E]
Recent movement : south at 9 knots
Maximum winds   : 40 knots
Central pressure: 992 hPa

AREA AFFECTED
Within 50 nautical miles of the centre extending to 100 nautical miles in
southern quadrants.

FORECAST
Maximum winds to 40 knots near the centre easing to 30 knots by 0600 UTC 07
March.

Winds above 34 knots within 50 nautical miles of the centre extending to 100
nautical miles in southern quadrants until 0300 UTC 07 March, rough seas and
moderate swell. 

Forecast positions
At 1800 UTC 06 March: Within 55 nautical miles of 24.6 south 109.3 east
                        Central pressure 996 hPa.
                        Winds to 35 knots near centre
At 0600 UTC 07 March: Within 85 nautical miles of 25.7 south 110.1 east
                        Central pressure 1000 hPa.
                        Winds to 30 knots near centre.

REMARKS
All ships in the area please send weather reports every three hours.
Regular weather observing ships use normal channels.
Other ships please use either email to [email protected] or fax to +61892632261
or satellite to SAC 1241 through Land Earth Station Perth 312.


Next warning will be issued by 1300 UTC 06 March 2008.
=========================================================================
HIGH SEAS WEATHER WARNING FOR METAREA 10 ISSUED BY THE
AUSTRALIAN BUREAU OF METEOROLOGY TROPICAL CYCLONE WARNING
CENTRE PERTH AT 1214UTC 6 MARCH 2008
 
GALE WIND WARNING FOR THE WESTERN AREA

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 1200 UTC Tropical Cyclone Ophelia was centred within 30 nautical miles of
 latitude twenty four decimal two south [24.2S]
 longitude one hundred and nine decimal zero east [109.0E]
Recent movement : south at 10 knots
Maximum winds   : 35 knots
Central pressure: 992 hPa

AREA AFFECTED
Within 50 nautical miles of the centre extending to 100 nautical miles in
southern quadrants.

FORECAST
Maximum winds to 35 knots near the centre easing to 30 knots by 0600 UTC 07
March.

Winds above 34 knots within 50 nautical miles of the centre extending to 100
nautical miles in southern quadrants until 0600 UTC 07 March, rough to very
rough seas and moderate swell. 

Forecast positions
At 0000 UTC 07 March: Within 60 nautical miles of 25.6 south 109.4 east
                        Central pressure 996 hPa.
                        Winds to 35 knots near centre
At 1200 UTC 07 March: Within 90 nautical miles of 26.4 south 110.0 east
                        Central pressure 1000 hPa.
                        Winds to 30 knots near centre.

REMARKS
All ships in the area please send weather reports every three hours.
Regular weather observing ships use normal channels.
Other ships please use either email to [email protected] or fax to +61892632261
or satellite to SAC 1241 through Land Earth Station Perth 312.


Next warning will be issued by 1900 UTC 06 March 2008.
=========================================================================
HIGH SEAS WEATHER WARNING FOR METAREA 10 ISSUED BY THE
AUSTRALIAN BUREAU OF METEOROLOGY TROPICAL CYCLONE WARNING
CENTRE PERTH AT 1816UTC 6 MARCH 2008
 
GALE WIND WARNING FOR THE WESTERN AREA

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 1800 UTC Tropical Cyclone Ophelia was centred within 30 nautical miles of
 latitude twenty four decimal eight south [24.8S]
 longitude one hundred and nine decimal five east [109.5E]
Recent movement : south southeast at 7 knots
Maximum winds   : 35 knots
Central pressure: 995 hPa

AREA AFFECTED
Within 50 nautical miles of the centre extending to 100 nautical miles in
southern quadrants.

FORECAST
Maximum winds to 35 knots near the centre easing to 30 knots by 0600 UTC 07
March.

Winds above 34 knots within 50 nautical miles of the centre extending to 100
nautical miles in southern quadrants, easing by 0600 UTC 07 March, rough to very
rough seas and moderate swell. 

Forecast positions
At 0600 UTC 07 March: Within 60 nautical miles of 25.9 south 110.1 east
                        Central pressure 998 hPa.
                        Winds to 30 knots near centre
At 1800 UTC 07 March: Within 90 nautical miles of 26.7 south 110.6 east
                        Central pressure 1000 hPa.
                        Winds to 30 knots near centre.

REMARKS
All ships in the area please send weather reports every three hours.
Regular weather observing ships use normal channels.
Other ships please use either email to [email protected] or fax to +61892632261
or satellite to SAC 1241 through Land Earth Station Perth 312.


Next warning will be issued by 0100 UTC 07 March 2008.
=========================================================================
HIGH SEAS WEATHER WARNING FOR METAREA 10 ISSUED BY THE
AUSTRALIAN BUREAU OF METEOROLOGY TROPICAL CYCLONE WARNING
CENTRE PERTH AT 2345UTC 6 MARCH 2008
CANCELLATION
GALE WIND WARNING FOR THE WESTERN AREA

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 0000 UTC Ex-Tropical Cyclone Ophelia was centred within 20 nautical miles of
 latitude twenty five decimal one south [25.1S]
 longitude one hundred and ten decimal four east [110.4E]
Recent movement : southeast at 7 knots
Maximum winds   : 30 knots
Central pressure: 1000 hPa

AREA AFFECTED
Nil.


FORECAST
Gales are no longer expected.

REMARKS
Thank you to weather observing ships for transmitting extra observations during
TC Ophelia.

No further warnings will be issued for this system.

Tropical cyclone tracks developed by Michael Bath using operational warnings and advisories.


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