Issued by the Australian government Bureau of Meteorology for 24 hours commencing 2300 UTC 20 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 storm force wind warning 4.
Part 2 situation at 1800 UTC refer to latest warnings for boundary of affected area and type of weather system.
Southwesterly flow over area ahead of ridge developing from high 1032 hpa near 34s132e to 50s144e at 220000utc.
Part 3 forecast refer to latest warnings. Within 120nm of ridge and 240nm of high: winds below 25 knots. Moderate seas. Moderate to heavy swell.
East of ridge, outside warning area: southwest quarter winds 20/30 knots increasing to 25/33 knots within 120nm of warning area. Rough seas. Moderate to heavy swell.
Remainder: northerly quarter winds 20/30 knots. Moderate to rough seas. Moderate to heavy swell.
Rain areas, scattered showers and thunderstorms east of ridge. Scattered showers remainder. Visibility reducing below 2nm in precipitation.
The next routine forecast will be issued at 09:00 UTC Wednesday.