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 area affected.
Melbourne Gale Warning 1.
Melbourne Gale Warning 2.
Part 2 situation at 1800 UTC refer to latest warnings for boundary of affected area and type of weather system.
Cold front  34s119e 43s126e to low 982hpa near 47s122e to 50s120e, forecast east of area but low 975hpa near 46s129e at 261200utc.
Cold front  west of area, forecast 34s080e 41s093e 50s098e at 270000utc.
High 1027hpa near 38s099e, forecast 1030hpa near 37s108e at 270000utc.
Part 3 forecast refer to latest warnings.
North of a line 26s090e 31s115e: se quarter winds 15/25 knots increasing to 20/30 knots north of 20s west of 098e after 260000utc. Moderate to rough seas. Low to moderate swell.
Area east of high longitude outside warning area: SW quarter winds shifting N quarter east of front  and turning clockwise within 300nm of low. Wind speeds 20/30 knots increasing to 25/33 knots within 120nm of warning area. Moderate to rough seas. Heavy swell.
Within 240nm of high and remainder north of high latitude: winds not exceeding 25 knots. Slight to moderate seas. Moderate to heavy swell.
Remainder outside warning area: NW quarter winds tending SW quarter west of front . Wind speeds 20/30 knots grading to 25/33 knots within 120nm of warning area. Rough seas. Moderate to heavy swell increasing to heavy west of front .
Rain areas, scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms within 300nm of cold fronts and low. Scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms west of front . Isolated showers remainder. Visibility reducing below 2nm in precipitation.
The next routine forecast will be issued at 09:00 UTC Friday.