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 1 issued 250644utc: area bounded by 37s160e 37s157e 33s157e 32s160e 37s160e.
Melbourne Gale Warning 2 issued 250642utc: area bounded by 50s127e 50s147e 48s144e 45s133e 45s116e 50s127e.
New Zealand Gale Warning 587 issued 250600utc: at 250600utc. In a belt 180nm wide centred on a line 50s172e 52s170e 55s168e: northerly 35 knots. Gale area moving south/southeast 20 knots.
New Zealand Gale Warning 588 issued 250600utc: at 250600utc over waters east of 160e. Low 993 hpa near 35s160e moving east 25 knots. Within 180nm of low in sector from south through west to northeast: clockwise 35 knots. Gale area then moving with low.
Part 2 situation at 0600 UTC refer to latest warnings.
Ridge  37s149e 44s164e 46s166e 44s170e. Forecast near 37s150e 44s164e 49s170e at 251800utc and 36s150e 38s160e 49s168e at 260600utc.
Ridge  37s129e 36s134e 33s140e. Forecast 35s129e 33s138e at 251800utc and 33s129e 32s137e at 260600utc.
Trough  32s153e to low 994 hpa near 35s159e to 35s166e 37s170e. Forecast 28s154e to low 995 hpa near 34s161e to 36s162e 37s170e at 251200utc, 28s163e to low 997 hpa near 36s164e to 38s168e 40s170e at 251800utc, 28s166e to low 999 hpa near 36s168e to 39s170e at 260000utc and east of area by 260600utc.
Trough  42s159e 47s155e 50s156e. Forecast 43s162e 50s160e at 251800utc and 46s166e 50s166e at 260600utc.
Cold front approaching from far southwest of area. Forecast 48s129e 50s135e at 251800utc and 46s129e 50s146e at 260600utc.
Part 3 forecast refer to latest warnings.
Within 180nm of ridge  and 300nm of ridge , outside of warning areas: variable winds below 20 knots. Slight to moderate seas. Low to moderate swell.
Remainder north of trough , outside of warning area: NW quarter winds 15/25 knots, turning clockwise 20/30 knots within 240nm of low. Winds increasing to 25/33 knots within 120nm of warning area. Moderate to rough seas, increasing to rough to very rough within 180nm of low. Low to moderate swell.
Remainder northeast of ridge , outside of warning areas: S quarter winds 10/20 knots, turning clockwise 20/30 knots within 240nm of low. Winds increasing to 25/33 knots within 120nm of warning area. Moderate to rough seas. Low to moderate swell.
Remainder southwest of ridge , outside of warning area: W quarter winds 15/25 knots, tending NW quarter 10/20 knots east of trough . Winds increasing to 20/30 knots within 240nm east of cold front, and 25/33 knots within 120nm of warning area. Moderate to rough seas. Low to moderate swell, increasing to moderate to high west of cold front.
Rain areas, scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms within 180nm of cold front and troughs, and also within 300nm of low. Visibility reducing to below 2nm in precipitation.
The next routine forecast will be issued at 21:00 UTC Thursday.