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 270627utc: area bounded by 37.5s150e 36s152e 37s160e 38s160e 39.5s147e 38s147e 37.5s150e.
Melbourne Gale Warning 3 issued 270712utc: area bounded by 47s080e 44s100e 42s128e 44s137e 50s143e 50s080e 47s080e.
Part 2 situation at 0600 UTC refer to latest warnings.
Ridge  28s162e 29s165e 29s170e, slow moving. Forecast 27s163e 28s172e at 280600utc.
Ridge  29s165e 39s165e. Forecast 29s169e 39s168e at 271800utc, then moving east of area.
Ridge  37s129e to high 1028hpa near 37s134e to 48s149e 49s157e 49s170e. Forecast 35s129e to high 1025hpa near 36s139e to 46s148e 50s160e 50s170e at 271800utc and 33s129e to high 1023hpa near 35s142e to 38s148e 50s158e 51s170e at 280600utc.
Trough  27s153e 33s160e 41s161e to low  1007hpa near 44s157e to low  1004hpa near 41s154e. Forecast 28s158e 32s163e 40s166e 42s165e to low  1005hpa near 45s161e to low  1004hpa near 41s159e at 271800utc and 28s162e 32s167e 41s170e to low  1003hpa near 45s163e to low  1002hpa near 42s164e at 280600utc.
Trough  38s171e 41s166e to low  1007hpa near 44s157e. Forecast 39s172e 46s163e to low  1005hpa near 45s161e at 271800utc and 41s174e 46s168e 46s165e to low  1003hpa near 45s163e at 280600utc.
Cold front approaching from west, forecast 44s124e 50s129e at 271800utc and 36s123e 44s133e 50s139e at 280600utc.
Part 3 forecast refer to latest warnings.
Within 120nm of ridges, 240nm of high, and also north of ridge  and north of ridge  west of 140e: variable winds below 20 knots. Slight to moderate seas. Low to moderate swell north of 35s, moderate to heavy south of 35s.
Remainder east of trough , north of trough : NW quarter winds 15/25 knots becoming clockwise 20/30 knots within 240nm of lows  and . Moderate to rough seas. Low to moderate swell.
Remainder north and east of ridge , outside warning area: E quarter winds east of low  turning S quarter otherwise and clockwise within 240nm of lows  and . Wind speeds 15/25 knots increasing to 20/30 knots within 600nm south and west of lows and grading to 25/33 knots within 120nm of warning area. Moderate to rough seas. Low to moderate swell north of 32s, moderate to heavy south of 32s.
Remainder southwest of ridge , outside warning area: NW quarter winds shifting W quarter west of cold front. Wind speeds 20/30 knots grading 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 front and troughs and within 300nm of lows. Scattered showers remainder southwest of ridge . Visibility reducing below 2nm in precipitation.
The next routine forecast will be issued at 20:00 UTC Friday.