Thursday: Westerly 30/40 knots. Seas: 4 metres. Swell: Westerly 1/2 metres, increasing to 2/3 metres offshore. Weather: Heavy rain offshore this evening. The chance of thunderstorms with possible hail. Friday: Westerly 20/30 knots, reaching 35 knots early in the morning, tending southwesterly in the afternoon decreasing to 15/25 knots in the evening. Seas: 2/4 metres, decreasing to 2.5 metres during the morning. Swell: Westerly 2/3 metres. Weather: Isolated thunderstorms and possible hail during the morning. Outlook Saturday: Southwesterly 15/25 knots. Seas: 1.5/2 metres, decreasing to 1.5 metres around midday. Swell: Westerly 1/2 metres, decreasing to 1/1.5 metres during the morning. Outlook Sunday: Southwesterly 10/15 knots turning westerly 15/20 knots during the morning. Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1/1.5 metres during the afternoon. Swell: Westerly around 1 metre.Issued Thu 17:47 EST
18:19 EST Destructive and damaging winds are sweeping across Victoria, bringing down trees and powerlines and cutting electricity to thousands of properties.