Easterly 10/15 knots. Seas: Below 1 metre. Swell: Easterly around 1 metre. Outlook Friday: Easterly 10/15 knots decreasing to about 10 knots in the late evening. Seas: Below 1 metre. Swell: Easterly around 1 metre. Outlook Saturday: Easterly about 10 knots increasing to 10/15 knots during the day. Seas: Below 1 metre, increasing to around 1 metre during the morning. Swell: Easterly around 1 metre.Issued Thu 04:45 EST
11:37 EDT Locals on the Cocos Islands are preparing 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.