Thursday: Northerly 15/20 knots, reaching up to 30 knots offshore south of Yamba in the late evening. Seas: 1/1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5/2 metres offshore south of Cape Byron. Swell: Southerly below 1 metre inshore. Friday: North to northwesterly 15/20 knots shifting southwesterly in the late evening. Winds reaching up to 30 knots offshore in the late evening. Seas: 1.5/2 metres. Swell: Southerly below 0.5 metres. Outlook Saturday: Southwesterly 20/30 knots turning southerly 20/25 knots in the late morning and early afternoon. Seas: 1.5/2.5 metres. Swell: South to southeasterly below 1 metre south of Cape Byron. Outlook Sunday: Southerly 20/25 knots turning southeasterly 15/20 knots during the morning. Seas: 1.5/2.5 metres. Swell: South to southeasterly below 1 metre, increasing to 1/1.5 metres south of Cape Byron during the 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.