Northwesterly 35/45 knots turning westerly in the middle of the day. Seas: 4/6 metres. Swell: Westerly 3/5 metres. Weather: The chance of thunderstorms during this evening with possible hail. Outlook Friday: West to northwesterly 25/30 knots, reaching up to 40 knots in the morning. Winds turning southwesterly in the late morning and early afternoon. Seas: 3/5 metres, decreasing to 3 metres around midday, increasing to 3/4 metres by early evening. Swell: Westerly 3/5 metres. Weather: The chance of thunderstorms until evening with possible hail and gusty winds. Outlook Saturday: Southwesterly 20/30 knots easing to 15/20 knots during the early morning and to 10/15 knots during the evening. Seas: 1.5/2.5 metres, decreasing to 1.5 metres during the morning. Swell: Westerly 3/5 metres, decreasing to 2/3 metres during the afternoon or evening.Issued Thu 10:20 EST
14:49 EST Powerful winds are ripping down trees and powerlines in Victoria before the temperature plummets and the snow falls to low levels.