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 at 200643utc: area bounded by 35s080e 33s090e 33s104e 42s126e 50s133e 50s080e 35s080e.
Part 2 situation at 0600 UTC refer to latest warnings.
Ridge 23s090e 19s104e 23s114e. Forecast 25s090e 20s105e 22s115e at 201800utc and 27s090e 22s115e at 210600utc.
Cold front 21s103e 32s108e 50s112e. Forecast 20s105e 33s114e 50s113e at 201800utc and 23s110e 33s118e 50s123e at 210600utc.
Part 3 forecast refer to latest warnings.
Within 180nm of ridge and 240nm of high: variable winds below 20 knots. Slight to moderate seas. Moderate swell, increasing to to heavy west of 100e after 201800utc.
Remainder north of ridge: se quarter winds 10/20 knots with slight to moderate seas, reaching 25 knots at times west of 100e north of 20s with seas rising moderate to rough seas. Moderate swell, increasing to heavy south of 20s west of 100e after 201800utc.
Remainder south of ridge east of cold front, outside warning area: N quarter winds east of cold front, shifting W quarter west of cold front. Wind speeds 15/25 knots north of 29s, increasing to 20/30 knots south of 29s and reaching 25/33 knots within 120nm of warning area. Moderate to rough seas. Moderate swell east of cold front, increasing to heavy west of cold front.
Rain areas and isolated thunderstorms within 360nm of cold front. Scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms west of front south of 30s. Visibility reducing below 2nm in precipitation.
the next routine forecast will be issued at 2100 UTC 20 August 2014