Thursday: Westerly 30/40 knots. Seas: 4/5 metres. Swell: Westerly 4/7 metres, tending southwesterly 4/7 metres in the evening. Weather: Isolated thunderstorms with possible hail. Friday: Westerly 25/35 knots turning south to southwesterly 20/30 knots early in the morning. Seas: 3/4 metres, decreasing to 3 metres during the morning. Swell: Southwesterly 4/7 metres. Weather: Isolated thunderstorms with possible hail. Outlook Saturday: Southwesterly 15/25 knots turning westerly 10/15 knots in the evening. Seas: 1.5/2 metres, decreasing to 1.5 metres during the morning, then decreasing to 1 metre by early evening. Swell: Southwesterly 4/6 metres, decreasing to 2/4 metres during the afternoon. Outlook Sunday: Northwesterly 15/20 knots. Seas: 1/1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5/2 metres during the evening. Swell: Southwesterly 2/3 metres, decreasing to 1.5/2 metres during the evening.Issued Thu 17:47 EST
17:14 EST Destructive and damaging winds are sweeping across Victoria, bringing down trees and powerlines and cutting electricity to thousands of properties.