Issued by the Australian government Bureau of Meteorology for 24 hours commencing 1100 UTC 17 January 2020
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 Melbourne Gale Warning 1.
Part 2 situation at 0600 UTC refer to latest warnings for boundary of affected area and type of weather system.
Low 1003hpa near 24s102e. Forecast 1007hpa near 24s099e at 181200utc.
Trough 34s120e 39s123e. Forecast 34s128e 39s129e at 181200utc.
Cold front  40s120e 50s131e. Forecast 39s129e 44s134e 50s136e at 181200utc.
Cold front  41s060e 47s073e 51s080e. Forecast 40s084e 45s092e 50s098e at 181200utc.
Part 3 forecast refer to latest warnings.
Within 300nm of low: clockwise winds 20/33 knots in the southern semicircle, easing below 20 knots in the northern semicircle. Moderate to rough seas. Moderate swell.
South of a line 39s080e 41s098e 50s107e, outside warning area: westerly quarter winds shifting northwest quarter within 600nm east of front . Wind speeds 20/33 knots. Moderate to rough seas. Moderate to heavy swell.
Within area bounded by 21s117e 36s117e 33s111e 21s112e 21s117e: southerly quarter winds 20/30 knots. Rough seas. Low to moderate swell.
Within 90nm west of trough: southerly winds 20/30 knots developing from 172100utc. Rough seas. Moderate swell.
Remainder: winds below 25 knots. Slight to moderate seas. Low to moderate swell.
Heavy rain, widespread showers and isolated thunderstorms within 240nm of low in the southern semicircle. Rain areas, scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms within 240nm of fronts and trough. Visibility reducing below 2nm in precipitation.
The next routine forecast will be issued at 20:00 UTC Friday.