Northwesterly 35/45 knots turning westerly in the morning. Seas: 4/6 metres, decreasing to 4 metres later in the evening. Swell: Westerly 5/7 metres, tending southwesterly 6/7 metres later in the evening. Weather: The chance of thunderstorms later this afternoon and evening with possible hail. Outlook Friday: Westerly 30/40 knots tending southwesterly 25/35 knots in the morning. Seas: 3/4 metres, decreasing below 3 metres later in the evening. Swell: Southwesterly 6/7 metres. Weather: The chance of thunderstorms in the morning and afternoon with possible hail. Outlook Saturday: Southwesterly 20/25 knots, easing to 15/20 knots during the morning and to 10/15 knots by the afternoon. Seas: 1/2 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the afternoon. Swell: Southwesterly 4/6 metres, decreasing to 4 metres during the afternoon or evening.Issued Thu 10:20 EST
12:36 EST Powerful winds are ripping down trees and powerlines in Victoria before the temperature plummets and the snow falls to low levels.