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 6 issued 260721utc: area bounded by 44s080e 34s106e 34s115e 41s135e 46s135e 47s109e 50s100e 50s080e 44s080e.
Part 2 situation at 0600 UTC refer to latest warnings.
Ridge 28s090e 23s106e 23s115e. Forecast 29s090e 25s114e at 261800utc and 30s090e 27s114e at 270600utc.
Cold front  34s107e 43s109e to low 973 hpa near 50s102e. Forecast 34s115e 44s120e to low 975 hpa near 47s112e to 50s106e at 261800utc and 34s119e 46s129e 48s123e to low 976 hpa near 48s116e to 50s116e at 270600utc.
Cold front  26s108e 30s115e 43s129e, forecast east of area by 261800utc.
Part 3 forecast refer to latest warnings.
Within 180nm of ridge: variable winds to 20 knots. Slight to moderate seas. Moderate to heavy swell.
Remainder north of ridge: se quarter winds 10/20 knots, reaching 25 knots at times west of 100e. Slight to moderate seas. Moderate swell decreasing to low east of 120e.
Remainder south of ridge, outside warning areas: W quarter winds, shifting NW quarter winds within 300nm east of cold fronts and SW quarter west of cold front . Winds tending clockwise within 240nm of low. Wind speeds 15/25 knots grading to 25/33 knots within 120nm of warning area. Moderate to rough seas. Heavy swell.
Rain areas, scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms within 240nm of cold fronts and low. Scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms remainder south of ridge. Visibility reducing below 2nm in precipitation.
the next routine forecast will be issued at 2100 UTC 26 July 2014