Thursday: Southeasterly 10/15 knots turning easterly in the evening. Seas: Around 1 metre. Swell: Southwesterly 2/3 metres, increasing to 3/5 metres offshore. Friday: East to northeasterly 15/20 knots tending north to northeasterly in the middle of the day then becoming variable about 10 knots in the evening. Seas: 1/1.5 metres. Swell: Southwesterly 2/3 metres, increasing to 3/5 metres offshore. Outlook Saturday: Westerly 10/15 knots shifting south to southeasterly 15/20 knots in the morning. Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1/2 metres during the morning. Swell: Southwesterly 2/4 metres, decreasing to 1.5/2.5 metres around dawn. Outlook Sunday: Southeasterly 15/20 knots turning easterly during the morning. Seas: 1/1.5 metres. Swell: Southwesterly 2/3 metres, increasing to 3/4 metres during the morning.Issued Thu 16:00 WST
20:15 EST Destructive and damaging winds are sweeping across Victoria, bringing down trees and powerlines and cutting electricity to thousands of properties.