Thursday: Northerly 15/20 knots. Seas: 1/1.5 metres. Swell: Southerly below 1 metre. Friday: North to northwesterly 15/25 knots turning west to southwesterly in the late morning and early afternoon. Winds reaching up to 30 knots in the evening. Seas: 1/1.5 metres, increasing to 1/2 metres during the morning, then increasing to 2/3 metres during the afternoon. Swell: Southerly below 0.5 metres. Outlook Saturday: Southwesterly 20/30 knots decreasing to 20/25 knots in the middle of the day then tending southerly 15/20 knots in the late evening. Seas: 2/3 metres, decreasing to 2 metres by early evening. Swell: Southerly around 1 metre, increasing to 1/1.5 metres inshore later in the evening. Outlook Sunday: Southerly 15/25 knots turning southeasterly 10/15 knots during the evening. Seas: 1.5/2 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the morning. Swell: South to southeasterly 1/2 metres, decreasing to 1/1.5 metres during the afternoon.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.