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 2 issued 111804utc: area bounded by 50s114e 48s110e 43s118e 47s143e 50s145e 50s114e.
Part 2 situation at 1800 UTC refer to latest warnings.
Ridge 41s080e 37s099e 33s104e 37s122e 38s129e. Forecast 40s079e to high 1031hpa 40s086e to 33s105e 35s123e 40s129e at 120600utc and 42s080e to high 1031hpa 39s092e to 34s108e 35s129e at 121800utc.
Trough  21s089e 30s088e 33s090e. Forecast 23s088e 30s086e 34s089e at 120600utc and 21s086e 28s083e 34s086e at 121800utc.
Cold front 37s111e 45s120e 49s121e to low  978 hpa near 51s118e. Forecast 40s129e 46s133e 50s135e at 120600utc and out of area by 121800utc.
Low  1004 near 11s096e, slow moving and forecast 1004 hpa near 12s095e at 121800utc.
Trough  33s123e 37s122e. Forecast 32s126e 38s129e at 120600utc and out of area by 121800utc.
Part 3 forecast refer to latest warnings.
Within 240nm of highs, 180nm of ridge and area northeast of line 12s104e 18s105e 22s115e: variable winds below 20 knots. Slight to moderate seas. Low to moderate swell.
Remainder north of ridge :
Within 420nm of low : clockwise winds 20/30 knots, increasing to 25/33 knots at times within 120nm of low. Moderate to rough seas. Moderate swell. Se quarter winds 20/25 knots reaching 30 knots between 22s and 32s east of 110e. Easterly quarter winds 15/25 knots west of 090e and N quarter winds 15/25 knots east of trough . Moderate to rough seas. Low to moderate swell.
Remainder south of ridge, outside warning areas: NW quarter winds east of cold front, shifting SW quarter west of cold front. Wind speeds 20/30 knots increasing to 25/33 knots within 120nm of warning areas. Moderate to rough seas. Moderate swell, increasing to moderate to heavy south of 41s.
Scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms north of 15s and within 240nm of trough , cold front and lows. Isolated showers remainder away from ridge. Visibility reducing below 2nm in precipitation.
The next routine forecast will be issued at 08:00 UTC Friday.