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.
Part 1 warnings Melbourne Gale Warning 1 issued 300650utc: area bounded by 50s092e 48s090e 47s092e 48s097e 50s100e 50s092e.
Melbourne Gale Warning 2 issued 300656utc: area bounded by 40s080e 34s093e 35s095e 47s080e 40s080e.
Melbourne Gale Warning 3 issued 300710utc: area bounded by 50s121e 46s125e 39s141e 39s148e 43s157e 46s160e 50s160e 50s121e.
Melbourne Gale Warning 4 issued 300712utc: area bounded by 36s096e 35s096e 35s098e 38s102e 40s102e 36s096e.
Part 2 situation at 0600 UTC refer to latest warnings.
Ridge  from 26s090e to high  1027 hpa near 34s106e to 35s118e 32s129e. Forecast 25s090e 26s097e to high  1024 hpa near 34s110e to 34s116e at 301800utc and 24s090e 24s096e 34s116e at 310600utc.
Ridge  35s118e 44s120e to high  1020 hpa near 49s112e. Forecast 34s123e 42s124e to high  1021 hpa near 47s120e to 50s119e at 301800utc and 33s127e to high  1024 hpa near 44s127e to 50s125e at 310600utc.
Ridge  west of area, forecast 45s080e 50s087e at 301800utc and 36s080e 45s091e 47s099e at 310600utc.
Trough 43s117e 44s113e 50s103e. Forecast 39s120e 46s111e at 301800utc and 37s121e 44s115e at 310600utc.
Front  30s085e to low  1014 hpa near 33s088e to 37s089e 43s094e to low  994 hpa near 48s092e. Forecast 28s090e to low  1011 hpa near 35s095e to 40s096e 45s100e 50s100e at 301800utc and 26s091e 30s098e 35s101e to low  998 hpa near 39s101e to 41s100e 50s108e at 310600utc.
Front  37s082e 41s087e 44s087e to low  1003 hpa near 46s083e. Forecast 35s086e 38s091e 43s093e with low  1013 hpa near 42s086e at 301800utc and front weakened with low  1003 hpa near 36s094e at 310600utc.
Part 3 forecast refer to latest warnings.
Within 180nm of ridge , 120nm of ridge  and 240nm of highs: variable winds below 20 knots. Slight to moderate seas. Moderate swell building to heavy along ridge  after 301200utc.
Within 240nm of ridge : variable winds below 20 knots. Slight to moderate seas. Moderate to heavy swell.
Remainder north of ridge : variable winds below 20 knots east of 120e with slight to moderate seas. Se quarter winds 15/25 knots remainder tending E quarter west of 100e, with moderate to rough seas. Low to moderate swell.
Remainder east of ridge , outside warning area: SW quarter winds 15/25 knots increasing to 25/33 knots within 180nm of warning area. Moderate to rough seas. Moderate to heavy swell.
Remainder east of front  and west of ridge , outside warning area: NW quarter 15/25 knots tending W quarter 10/20 knots east of 110e and NE quarter below 20 knots east of trough. Winds clockwise 10/20 knots within 180nm of lows  and . Wind speeds increasing to 25/33 knots within 120nm of warning area. Moderate to rough seas. Low to moderate swell.
Remainder south of ridge : NW quarter winds 15/25 knots increasing to 20/30 knots in far southwest. Moderate to rough seas. Moderate to heavy swell.
Remainder west of cold front , outside warning areas: SW quarter winds tending clockwise within 180nm of lows  and  and clockwise within 300nm of low . Wind speeds below 20 knots increasing to 20/30 knots southwest of cold front  and within 240nm of low . Wind speeds further increasing to 25/33 knots within 120nm of warning area. Moderate to rough seas. Moderate to heavy swell.
Rain areas, scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms within 180nm of fronts. Isolated to scattered showers remainder away from ridges. Visibility reducing below 2nm in precipitation.
The next routine forecast will be issued at 21:00 UTC Saturday.