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 1 issued 181934utc: area bounded by 50s112e 41s102e 47s137e 50s145e 50s112e.
New Zealand Gale Warning 521 issued 181800utc: in a belt 300 nautical miles wide centred on a line 51s166e 57s174e 61s173w: northwest 35kt. Gale area moving east 20kt.
New Zealand Gale Warning 522 issued 181800utc: in a belt 120 nautical miles wide centred on a line 45s165e 47s166e 50s167e: northwest 40kt. Gale area slow moving.
Part 2 situation at 1800 UTC refer to latest warnings.
Ridge  28s159e 30s167e 28s172e. Forecast 28s157e 34s168e 32s171e at 190600utc and 25s152e 31s170e at 191800utc.
Ridge  30s167e to high  1025hpa near 33s167e to 38s167e 41s170e at 181800utc and 34s168e 39s170e at 190600utc and 31s170e 38s170e at 191800utc.
Ridge  from high  1034hpa near 39s128e to 42s137e 50s156e. Forecast 37s129e to high  1033hpa near 38s133e to 40s143e 50s163e at 190600utc and 35s129e to high  1039 hpa near 38s135e to 50s167e at 191800utc.
Cold front 35s150e 37s154e 44s156e 50s161e. Forecast 29s153e 34s157e 41s160e 50s168e at 190600utc and 28s153e to low 1015 hpa near 35s158e to 46s170e at 191800utc.
Trough 41s152e 44s156e 50s161e, weakening out by 190600utc.
Part 3 forecast refer to latest warnings.
Within 180nm of ridges, 240nm of highs, north of ridge , also east of ridge : variable winds below 20 knots tending SW quarter 15/25 knots along ridge  south of 41s. Slight to moderate seas, moderate to rough along ridge  south of 41s. Low to moderate swell increasing to moderate to heavy south of 40s.
Remainder east of front, outside warning areas: N quarter winds 20/30 knots grading to 25/33 knots within 120nm of warning areas. Moderate to rough seas. Low to moderate swell increasing to moderate to heavy south of 40s.
Remainder west of front, northeast of ridge : SW quarter winds 20/30 knots tending se quarter 10/20 knots west of 140e. Moderate to rough seas. Heavy swell.
Remainder southwest of ridge , outside warning area: NW quarter winds 20/30 knots, grading to 25/33 knots within 120nm of warning area. Moderate to rough seas. Heavy swell.
Rain areas, scattered showers and thunderstorms within 240nm of cold front and trough. Scattered showers and isolated storms remainder west of front south of 38s, away from ridge . Visibility reducing below 2nm in precipitation.
The next routine forecast will be issued at 09:00 UTC Sunday.