Please be aware wind gusts can be 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 231822utc: area bounded by 50s158e 47s160e 50s160e 50s158e.
New Zealand Storm Warning 589 issued 231950utc: over waters east of 160e. Low 961hpa near 58s173e moving northeast 25kt. 1. Within 540 nautical miles of low in sector from southwest through northwest to north: clockwise 50kt at times. Storm area moving northeast 25kt. 2. Outside area 1 and in a belt 300 nautical miles wide centred on a line 50s158e 42s167e 38s175e: clockwise 35kt. Gale area moving northeast 20kt. 3. Outside areas 1 and 2 and within 720 nautical miles of low in northwest semicircle: clockwise 35kt. Gale area moving northeast 25kt.
Part 2 situation at 1800 UTC
Refer to latest warnings.
Ridge 50s143e to high 1030 hpa near 39s145e to 37s147e. Forecast 50s147e to high 1030 hpa near 39s149e to 28s153e at 240600utc and 50s151e to high 1030 hpa near 35s153e to 28s155e at 241800utc.
Cold front forecast 38s129e 40s130e 43s129e 46s128e 50s128e at 240600utc and 43s137e 45s138e 50s134e at 241800utc.
Part 3 forecast refer to latest warnings.
Within 180nm of ridge and 300nm of high: variable winds below 20 knots. Slight to moderate seas. Moderate swell.
Remainder west of ridge: N quarter winds 15/25 knots, increasing to 20/30 knots within 360nm east of cold front and tending W quarter 20/30 knots west of cold front. Moderate to rough seas. Low to moderate swell.
Remainder east of ridge outside warning areas: SW quarter winds 20/30 knots grading to 25/33 knots within 120nm of warning areas. Moderate to rough seas. Moderate to heavy swell.
Scattered showers away from ridge with isolated thunderstorms within 240nm of cold front. Visibility reducing below 2nm in precipitation.
The next routine forecast will be issued at 09:00 UTC Sunday.