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: East to northeasterly 1/2 metres, decreasing to 1/1.5 metres during the afternoon. Outlook Saturday: Southeasterly 15/20 knots. Seas: 1/1.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the morning. Swell: Easterly 1/2 metres, tending southerly 2/2.5 metres 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 Fri 08:10 EDT
00:30 EDT Locals on the Cocos Islands have spent Christmas Day hunkered down in their homes, as Tropical Cyclone Kate passed just north of the tiny community more than 2,000 kilometres off the West Australian coast.