Thursday: Westerly 30/45 knots. Seas: 3/5 metres. Swell: Westerly 1/1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5/2.5 metres offshore. Friday: West to northwesterly 30/40 knots turning south to southwesterly 25/30 knots in the evening. Seas: 3/5 metres, decreasing to 3 metres by early evening. Swell: West to southwesterly 2/3 metres. Weather: Gusty winds offshore in the morning. The chance of thunderstorms offshore from the early morning, extending throughout from the late morning. Possible hail offshore from the early morning, extending throughout from the late morning. Outlook Saturday: Southwesterly 20/30 knots decreasing to 15/25 knots in the late afternoon. Seas: 2/3 metres, decreasing below 2 metres later in the evening. Swell: West to southwesterly 1.5/2.5 metres, decreasing to 1/1.5 metres by early evening. Swell: Southerly 1/1.5 metres in the east. Weather: The chance of thunderstorms in the far east early in the morning. Outlook Sunday: Southwesterly 15/20 knots turning westerly 10/15 knots during the day. Seas: 1/1.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the morning. Swell: Southerly below 1 metre, increasing to 1/2 metres in the east during the morning. Swell: West to southwesterly 1/1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre during the afternoon.Issued Thu 16:51 EST
18:00 EST Destructive and damaging winds are sweeping across Victoria, bringing down trees and powerlines and cutting electricity to thousands of properties.