Thursday: North to northeasterly about 10 knots. Seas: Below 0.5 metres. Friday: North to northwesterly 10/15 knots ahead of a gusty southerly change 15/25 knots mid-morning, then tending southeasterly 15/20 knots in the evening. Seas: Below 1 metre, increasing to 1.5/2 metres during the morning. Outlook Saturday: East to southeasterly 10/15 knots. Seas: Below1 metre. Outlook Sunday: Easterly 10/15 knots. Seas: Below 1 metre. Outlook Monday: Light winds becoming northeasterly 10/15 knots during the afternoon. Seas: Below 1 metre.Issued Thu 23:07 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.