Thursday: West to southwesterly 30/35 knots. Seas: 3/4 metres. Swell: Southwesterly 6/7 metres. Weather: The chance of thunderstorms later this evening with possible hail. Friday: Southwesterly 25/35 knots easing to 20/30 knots in the morning, then turning south to southwesterly 20/25 knots late morning, before easing to southerly 15/20 knots during the afternoon, and further to 10/15 knots during the evening. Seas: 3/4 metres, decreasing to 2/3 metres late morning, then further to 1/2 metres late evening and 0.5/1 metre during the evening. Swell: Southwesterly 6/7 metres. Weather: The chance of thunderstorms inshore early in the morning. Possible hail inshore early in the morning. Outlook Saturday: Variable about 10 knots becoming north to northeasterly 10/15 knots late in the morning. Seas: Below 1 metre. Swell: Southwesterly 4/6 metres, decreasing to 3/4 metres during the morning. Outlook Sunday: Northerly 10/15 knots becoming variable about 10 knots during the afternoon. Seas: Below 1 metre. Swell: Southwesterly 2/3 metres, decreasing to 2 metres during the 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.