Thursday: Westerly 35/45 knots. Seas: 4/6 metres, decreasing to 4 metres later in the evening. Swell: Westerly 6/7 metres, tending southwesterly 6/7 metres later in the evening. Weather: The chance of thunderstorms with possible hail. 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. Gusty winds during the morning. Outlook Saturday: Southwesterly 15/25 knots turning west to northwesterly 10/15 knots during the afternoon and evening. Seas: 1.5/2 metres, decreasing to 1.5 metres during the morning, then decreasing to 1 metre around midday. Swell: Southwesterly 4/6 metres, decreasing to 4 metres during the afternoon. Outlook Sunday: Northwesterly 15/20 knots. Seas: 1/1.5 metres, increasing to 1/2 metres in the far west during the afternoon. Swell: Southwesterly 3/4 metres, tending westerly 2/3 metres during the morning.Issued Thu 16:51 EST
20:15 EST Destructive and damaging winds are sweeping across Victoria, bringing down trees and powerlines and cutting electricity to thousands of properties.