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 New Zealand Gale Warning 577 issued 240600utc: over waters east of 160e. Low 985hpa near 53s173e moving ENE 40kt. In a belt 420 nautical miles wide centred on a line 54s161e 50s165e 50s175e: clockwise 40kt at times. Gale area moving ENE 35kt.
Melbourne storm force wind warning 5 issued 240613utc: area bounded by 30s090e 35s115e 50s131e 50s097e 47s096e 41s105e 34s090e 30s090e.
Part 2 situation at 0600 UTC refer to latest warnings.
Ridge 31s129e 40s129e 46s139e 46s150e to high 1024 hpa near 35s160e to 28s162e. Forecast 37s129e 43s135e 48s144e 47s154e to high 1026 hpa near 33s162e to 27s153e at 241800utc and 31s131e 40s134e 49s149e 47s158e 40s162e to high 1028 hpa near 32s163e to 26s152e at 250600utc.
Trough 26s140e 32s146e to 1004 hpa near 37s139e. Forecast 31s153e 36s154e 40s147e to low 1008 hpa near 39s141e at 241800utc and 34s156e 38s155e 41s147e to low 1012 hpa near 41s143e at 250600utc.
Part 3 forecast refer to latest warnings.
Within 120nm of ridge and 180nm of high: variable winds below 20 knots. Slight to moderate seas. Low to moderate swell.
Remainder north of ridge: NE quarter winds 15/25 knots southeast of trough, shifting NW quarter 15/25 knots northwest of trough. Clockwise winds 15/25 knots around low west of 145e. Moderate seas. Low to moderate swell.
Remainder southeast of ridge, east of 155e, outside warning area: SW quarter winds 15/25 knots increasing to 25/33 knots within 120nm of warning area. Moderate to rough seas. Moderate to heavy swell.
Remainder southwest of ridge, west of 155e, outside warning area: NW quarter winds 15/25 knots increasing to 25/33 knots within 120nm of warning area. Moderate to rough seas. Moderate to heavy swell.
Scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms within 240nm of low/trough. Scattered showers east of 150e away from ridge. Visibility reducing below 2nm in precipitation.
the next routine forecast will be issued at 2100 UTC 24 July 2014