Thursday: Northeasterly 10/15 knots. Seas: Below 1 metre. Friday: Northwest to northeasterly 10/15 knots tending northeasterly in the early afternoon then becoming northerly below 10 knots in the evening. Seas: Below 1 metre. Outlook Saturday: North to northeasterly below 10 knots becoming easterly in the morning then becoming south to southeasterly in the middle of the day. Seas: Below 0.5 metres. Outlook Sunday: East to southeasterly 15/20 knots turning northeasterly 10/15 knots during the evening. Seas: Below 1 metre.Issued Thu 15:50 EST
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.