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 7.
Part 2 situation at 1800 UTC refer to latest warnings for boundary of affected area and type of weather system.
Cold front  37s091e 41s104e 50s120e. Forecast 41s120e 45s129e at 250000utc.
Cold front  approaching west of area. Forecast 40s075e 45s083e 50s086e at 240600utc and 38s080e 46s098e 50s104e at 250000utc.
Part 3 forecast refer to latest warnings.
North of 30s: southeast quarter winds 15/25 knots increasing to 20/30 knots north of line 20s090e 20s105e. Moderate to rough seas. Moderate to heavy swell reducing to low east of 120e.
South of line 34s080e 37s119e 35s129e, outside warning area: southwest quarter winds east of ridge, tending northwest quarter west of ridge and westerly quarter within 240nm west of front. Wind speeds 20/33 knots. Rough seas. Moderate to heavy swell.
Remainder: winds not exceeding 25 knots. Slight to moderate seas. Moderate to heavy swell.
Rain areas, scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms within 240nm of cold fronts. Scattered showers remainder south of 40s and also in area north of 20s west of 110e. Visibility reducing below 2nm in precipitation.
The next routine forecast will be issued at 09:00 UTC Saturday.