Please be aware wind gusts can be a further 40 percent stronger than the averages given here, and maximum waves may be up to twice the height.
Part 1 warnings Melbourne Gale Warning 5 issued 261808utc: area bounded by 44s145e 43s152e 45s148e 44s145e.
New Zealand Storm Warning 414 issued 261744utc: over waters east of 160e. Front 37s166e 48s172e 61s173e moving southeast 35kt associated with a low 943hpa near 61s164e moving eastsoutheast 15kt. 1. Within 240 nautical miles of low in sector from north through east to southeast: clockwise 35kt rising to 50kt next 6 hours. Storm and gale areas moving eastsoutheast 15kt. 2. Outside area 1 and within 540 nautical miles east of front from 48s172e to 61s173e: northerly 35kt at times. Gale area moving southeast 35kt. 3. Outside areas 1 and 2 and within 420 nautical miles west of front from 48s172e to 61s173e: clockwise 35kt at times. Gale area moving southeast 35kt. 4. Outside areas 1 to 3 and within 540 nautical miles east of front from 37s166e to 48s172e: northwest 35kt easing next 6-12 hours. Gale area moving southeast 35kt. 5. Outside areas 1 to 4 and within 300 nautical miles of low: clockwise 35kt. Gale area moving eastsoutheast 15kt.
Part 2 situation at 1800 UTC refer to latest warnings.
Ridge  36s129e 33s139e. Forecast 36s129e to high 1021 hpa near 35s131e to 34s139e at 270600utc and 36s129e 36s131e 35s136e 38s142e 35s155e at 271800utc.
Ridge  35s151e 35s156e 36s160e. Forecast 33s152e to high 1016 hpa near 35s154e to 36s164e 38s168e 43s170e at 270600utc and 31s152e to high 1017 hpa near 35s155e to 35s161e 38s170e at 271800utc.
Ridge  28s164e 30s167e 31s170e. Forecast 28s161e 30s165e 32s170e at 270600utc and 28s163e 31s170e at 271800utc.
Cold front 28s154e to low 1010 hpa near 31s156e to 36s164e 41s168e 45s170e. Forecast 28s156e to low 1008 hpa near 30s156e to 33s164e 37s170e at 270600utc and 28s156e to low 1011 hpa near 30s158e to 32s163e 36s170e at 271800utc.
Part 3 forecast refer to latest warnings.
Within 180nm of ridges, 240nm of highs and remainder north of ridges  and : variable winds below 20 knots. Slight to moderate seas. Moderate swell.
Remainder east of cold front: NW quarter winds 15/25 knots increasing to 20/30 knots south of 38s until 270001utc. Moderate to rough seas. Low to moderate swell increasing to moderate to heavy within 90nm east of front south of 38s.
Remainder west of cold front, outside warning areas: W quarter winds tending se quarter between cold front and ridge  and turning clockwise within 180nm of low. Wind speeds 20/30 knots grading to 25/33 knots within 180nm of warning areas. Winds easing to 15/25 knots west of a line 39s143e 50s131e by 270600utc and west of a line 39s146e 50s143e by 271800utc. Moderate to rough seas. Moderate to heavy swell decreasing to moderate swell in 15/25 knots area.
Scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms within 180nm of cold front. Scattered to isolated showers remainder west of cold front and south of ridges  and . Visibility reducing below 2nm in precipitation.
The next routine forecast will be issued at 08:00 UTC Friday.