Thursday: Westerly 30/40 knots. Seas: 3 to4 metres. Swell: West to southwesterly 7/8 metres. Weather: The chance of thunderstorms south of Beachport, extending throughout later this evening. Possible hail south of Beachport, extending throughout later this evening. Friday: West to southwesterly 30/40 knots easing to south to southwesterly 20/30 knots early afternoon then further to 15/20 knots during the evening. Seas: 3/4 metres, decreasing to 2/3 metres early afternoon, then further to 1/2 metres during the evening. Swell: Southwesterly 7/9 metres. Weather: The chance of thunderstorms until late afternoon with possible hail. Outlook Saturday: Southwesterly 15/20 knots easing to 10/15 knots during the morning then turning west to northwesterly during the afternoon. Seas: 1/1.5 metres. Swell: Southwesterly 4/6 metres, decreasing to 4 metres during the afternoon. Outlook Sunday: Northwesterly 10/15 knots increasing to 15/25 knots during the morning and turning westerly during the late afternoon. Seas: 1/1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5/2.5 metres during the morning. Swell: Southwesterly 2/3 metres, decreasing to 1.5/2 metres during the afternoon or evening.Issued Thu 15:51 CST
20:15 EST Destructive and damaging winds are sweeping across Victoria, bringing down trees and powerlines and cutting electricity to thousands of properties.