Thursday: Northwesterly 20/30 knots turning northerly in the evening. Seas: 2/3 metres. Swell: Southerly below 1 metre inshore. Friday: North to northwesterly 20/30 knots tending west to northwesterly before dawn then tending west to southwesterly 25/30 knots in the evening. Seas: 2/3 metres. Swell: South to southwesterly below 1 metre. Weather: The chance of thunderstorms offshore during the late afternoon and evening. Possible hail offshore during the late afternoon and evening. Outlook Saturday: Southwesterly 25/35 knots decreasing to 15/25 knots in the middle of the day. Seas: 2/3 metres, decreasing below 2 metres during the afternoon. Swell: South to southeasterly below 1 metre, increasing to 1/1.5 metres later in the evening. Weather: The chance of thunderstorms offshore early in the morning. Possible hail offshore early in the morning. Outlook Sunday: Southwesterly 15/25 knots turning south to southeasterly below 10 knots during the afternoon then becoming variable during the evening. Seas: 1/2 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the morning. Swell: Southerly 1/1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre during the afternoon or evening.Issued Thu 16:05 EST
20:15 EST Destructive and damaging winds are sweeping across Victoria, bringing down trees and powerlines and cutting electricity to thousands of properties.