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 081829utc: area bounded by 50s109e 50s126e 43s102e 50s109e.
Melbourne Gale Warning 3 issued 081828utc: area bounded by 41s080e 43s086e 50s095e 50s080e 41s080e.
Part 2 situation at 1800 UTC refer to latest warnings.
Ridge  23s090e to high  1026 hpa near 40s118e to 40s129e. Forecast 24s090e to high  1025 hpa near 32s106e to 39s118e 39s129e at 090600utc and 24s090e 28s100e high  1024 hpa near 33s108e to 39s120e 38s129e at 091800utc.
Ridge  40s080e 44s082e 50s082e. Forecast 30s080e 40s090e 50s089e at 090600utc and 30s085e to high  1025 hpa near 34s090e to 44s101e 50s102e at 091800utc.
Cold front 35s080e 36s086e 48s100e 50s104e. Forecast 36s091e 44s103e 50s111e at 090600utc and 36s097e 39s103e 45s112e 50s116e at 091800utc.
Trough 29s086e 34s093e. Forecast 28s090e 35s099e at 090600utc and 28s094e 38s107e at 091800utc.
Part 3 forecast refer to latest warnings.
Within 120nm of ridges, 240nm of high and northeast of line 12s110e 22s117e: variable winds below 20 knots with slight to moderate seas. Low to moderate swell.
Remainder north of ridge : se quarter winds tending NE quarter east of 120e. Winds 10/20 knots, 25 knots at times. Slight to moderate seas. Low to moderate swell.
Remainder west of ridge  outside warning area. NW quarter winds 20/30 knots, grading to 25/33 knots within 120nm of warning area. Moderate to rough seas. Moderate to heavy swell.
Remainder south of ridge  outside warning areas: W quarter winds tending NW quarter east of trough and cold front and becoming SW quarter remainder west of cold front and trough respectively. Wind speeds 15/25 knots, grading to 25/33 knots within 120nm of warning areas. Winds decreasing to 10/20 knots directly west of trough. Slight to moderate seas rising moderate to rough south of 36s. Moderate to heavy swell.
Rain areas, scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms within 240nm of cold front and trough, scattered to isolated showers remainder west of cold front. Visibility reducing below 2nm in precipitation.
The next routine forecast will be issued at 08:00 UTC Friday.