Thursday: Northerly 20/25 knots. Seas: 2 metres. Swell: Easterly below 1 metre, increasing to 1/1.5 metres south of Crowdy Head. Friday: Northerly 15/25 knots tending northwesterly 15/20 knots in the middle of the day, before a southerly change 15/25 knots in the afternoon. Seas: 1/2 metres, decreasing to 1/1.5 metres during the morning. Swell: Easterly 1/2 metres, tending northeasterly 1/1.5 metres during the afternoon, then tending east to northeasterly around 1 metre by early evening. Outlook Saturday: Southeasterly 15/20 knots. Seas: 1/1.5 metres. Swell: Easterly 1/2 metres, tending southerly during the morning. Outlook Sunday: East to southeasterly 15/25 knots tending northwest to northeasterly 15/20 knots during the evening. Seas: 1/2 metres. Swell: Southerly 1.5/2.5 metres, tending easterly 1.5/2.5 metres during the morning.Issued Thu 23:08 EDT
22:32 EDT The Cocos Islands have been buffeted by strong winds as Tropical Cyclone Kate passes north of the tiny community more than 2,000 kilometres off the West Australian coast.