Southwesterly 25/30 knots, decreasing to 20/25 knots late morning, then to 15/20 knots late afternoon. Winds turning south to southeasterly below 10 knots in the evening. Seas: 2.5/3 metres, decreasing to 2 metres during the afternoon, then decreasing below 1 metre later in the evening. Swell: West to southwesterly around 1 metre. Weather: The chance of thunderstorms this morning with possible hail. Outlook Saturday: Variable below 10 knots. Seas: Below 0.5 metres. Swell: West to southwesterly 0.5/1 metre. Outlook Sunday: Variable below 10 knots. Seas: Below 0.5 metres. Swell: Westerly below 0.5 metres. Outlook Monday: Variable below 10 knots. Seas: Below 0.5 metres. Swell: West to southwesterly below 0.5 metres.Issued Fri 05:10 CST
06:37 EST Destructive and damaging winds have wreaked havoc in parts of Victoria, bringing down trees and powerlines and cutting electricity to thousands of properties.