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 refer to latest warnings for details of the area affected.
Melbourne Gale Warning 1. Melbourne Gale Warning 2. Melbourne Gale Warning 3.
Part 2 situation at 1800 UTC refer to latest warnings for boundary of affected area and type of weather system.
Complex low pressure system with Main Centre 978 hpa near 41s116e. Forecast 983 hpa near 40s128e at 230001utc.
Cold front 40s080e 50s090e. Forecast 31s091e 36s098e to low  1004 hpa near 45s101e at 230001utc.
Part 3 forecast refer to latest warnings.
South of 25s, outside of warning areas: clockwise winds 20/30 knots within 1020nm of complex low pressure Main Centre contracting to within 660nm of centre by 230001utc. Northwesterly quarter winds 20/30 knots within 120nm of cold front. Southerly quarter winds 20/30 knots within 600nm west of front. Within 120nm of warning areas, wind speeds increasing to 25/33 knots. Elsewhere, winds not exceeding 25 knots. Moderate to rough seas. Moderate to heavy swell.
North of 25s: winds not exceeding 25 knots with moderate seas and moderate swell. Swell increasing to moderate to heavy south of 20s.
Rain areas, scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms within 240nm of cold front and 600nm of main low. Visibility reducing below 2nm in precipitation.
The next routine forecast will be issued at 09:00 UTC Friday.