Issued by the Australian government Bureau of Meteorology for 24 hours commencing 2300 UTC 23 August 2019
Please be aware wind and wave forecasts are averages. Wind gusts can be 40 per cent stronger than the forecast, and stronger still in squalls and thunderstorms. Maximum waves can be twice the forecast height.
Part 1 warnings refer to latest warnings for details of the area affected.
Melbourne Gale Warning 1.
Part 2 situation at 1800 UTC refer to latest warnings for boundary of affected area and type of weather system.
Cold front  31s132e to low 1007hpa near 41s137e to 46s145e 50s161e. Forecast 34s151e 38s157e to low 997hpa near 43s156e to 46s160e at 250000utc.
Cold front  approaching west of area, forecast 46s129e 50s137e at 241200utc and 45s129e 46s140e 50s149e at 250000utc.
High 1024hpa near 31s156e. High 1024hpa forecast near 28s166e at 250000utc.
Part 3 forecast refer to latest warnings.
East of high longitude: southerly quarter winds 15/25 knots grading to 20/30 knots south of 38s. Moderate to rough seas. Moderate to heavy swell.
West of high longitude outside warning areas: northwesterly quarter winds shifting southwesterly west of cold front  and clockwise within 120nm of low extending to within 240nm of low by 241200utc. Wind speeds 15/25 knots grading to 20/30 knots south of 37s. Moderate to rough seas. Moderate to heavy swell.
Within 240nm of high: winds not exceeding 20 knots. Slight to moderate seas. Moderate to heavy swell.
Rain areas, scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms within 240nm of fronts and low. Scattered showers remainder west of fronts and area east of high. Visibility reducing below 2nm in precipitation.
The next routine forecast will be issued at 09:00 UTC Saturday.