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 storm force wind warning 1 issued 151856utc: area bounded by 45s080e 39s118e 50s142e 50s080e 45s080e.
Part 2 situation at 1800 UTC refer to latest warnings.
Ridge  34s080e 33s115e. Forecast from high 1030 hpa near 35s080e to 32s115e at 161800utc.
Ridge  developing along 080e at 160600utc. Forecast from high 1030 hpa near 35s080e to 40s090e 50s094e at 161800utc.
Trough developing near 40s110e 50s110e at 160600utc and forecast near 40s115e 50s118e at 161800utc.
Part 3 forecast refer to latest warnings.
Within 180nm of ridge : variable winds below 15 knots tending S quarter winds 10/20 knots east of 090e. Slight to moderate seas. Moderate swell.
Within 180nm of ridge : variable winds below 15 knots tending W quarter winds 15/25 knots south of 42s. Slight to moderate seas. Moderate to heavy swell.
Remainder north of ridge: se quarter winds 15/25 knots, reaching 30 knots at times west of 100e. Moderate to rough seas. Moderate swell, easing to low swell east of 118e, north of 20s.
Remainder west of ridge  outside warning area: NW quarter winds 20/33 knots. Moderate to rough seas. Moderate to heavy swell.
Remainder south of ridge, outside warning area: W quarter winds tending NW quarter east of trough and SW quarter west of trough after 160600utc. Wind speeds 20/30 knots grading to 25/33 knots within 120nm of warning areas. Moderate to rough seas. Moderate to heavy swell.
Scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms south of 38s away from ridge. Scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms north of 16s. Visibility reducing below 2nm in precipitation.
the next routine forecast will be issued at 1000 UTC 16 April 2014