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 at 091831utc: area bounded by 48s103e 46s103e 42s110e 41s126e 45s135e 50s139e 50s129e 48s125e 48s103e.
Part 2 situation at 1800 UTC refer to latest warnings.
Ridge  near 30s142e to high 1029 hpa near 42s160e to 42s170e. Forecast near 33s146e to high 1029 hpa near 42s163e to 43s170e at 100600utc and near 32s147e to high 1029 hpa near 42s166e to 42s170e at 101800utc.
Ridge  near 38s129e 39s142e. Forecast near 36s129e 43s144e at 100600utc and near 33s129e 46s153e at 101800utc.
Cold front  near 42s139e 50s142e at 091800utc and 44s147e 50s150e at 100600utc and near 43s153e 50s162e at 101800utc.
Cold front  approaching from the west and forecast 37s124e 43s132e 46s134e 50s135e at 101800utc.
Part 3 forecast refer to latest warnings.
Within 180nm of ridges, within 360nm of high and directly north of ridge : variable winds to 20 knots. Slight to moderate seas. Low to moderate swell.
Remainder north of ridge : easterly quarter winds 15/25 knots. Moderate to rough seas. Low to moderate swell.
Remainder south of ridge  east of cold front : N quarter winds 15/25 knots, reaching 30 knots at times. Winds becoming W quarter 10/20 knots east of high. Moderate to rough seas, abating to slight to moderate east of high. Low to moderate swell.
Remainder, outside of warning area: W quarter winds tending NW quarter within 300nm east of cold front . Wind speeds 15/25 knots increasing to 25/33 knots within 300nm of cold front  and 180nm of warning area. Moderate to rough seas. Moderate to heavy swell.
Scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms within 300nm of cold fronts. Scattered showers west of front . Isolated showers remainder away from ridges. Visibility reducing below 2nm in precipitation.
the next routine forecast will be issued at 0700 UTC 10 March 2014
- Northeastern Australian waters
- Indonesia and northern Australian waters
- Southeastern Australian waters
- Western Australian waters
- 25S to 40S and 150E/Australian coast to 170W
- 40S to 55S and 150E to 170W
- Australian Bereau of Meteorology's marine weather page
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NOT FOR NAVIGATION. DO NOT RELY ON THIS DATA FOR DECISIONS THAT CAN RESULT IN HARM TO ANYONE OR ANYTHING.