Thursday: Northerly 15/20 knots. Seas: 1/2 metres. Swell: Easterly below 1 metre. Friday: North to northwesterly 15/20 knots. Seas: 1/1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5/2 metres offshore by early evening. Swell: Easterly below 1 metre. Outlook Saturday: South to southwesterly 20/30 knots becoming southerly 20/30 knots. Seas: 1.5/2.5 metres. Swell: Southeasterly around 1 metre, increasing to 1.5 metres offshore later in the evening. Outlook Sunday: South to southeasterly 20/30 knots. Seas: 1.5/2.5 metres. Swell: South to southeasterly 1/2 metres.Issued Thu 15:50 EST
18:19 EST Destructive and damaging winds are sweeping across Victoria, bringing down trees and powerlines and cutting electricity to thousands of properties.