Thursday: North to northeasterly 10/15 knots, locally reaching 20 knots. Seas: Below 1 metre. 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. 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 16:07 EDT
16:31 EDT Locals on the Cocos Islands were expected to spend most of Christmas Day bunkered down in their houses, as Tropical Cyclone Kate bears down on the tiny community more than 2,000 kilometres off the West Australian coast.