Thursday: East to northeasterly 10/15 knots. Seas: Around 1 metre. Swell: Easterly around 1 metre. Friday: North to northeasterly about 10 knots increasing to 10/15 knots in the middle of the day then becoming east to northeasterly about 10 knots in the late afternoon. Seas: Around 1 metre. Swell: Easterly around 1 metre. Outlook Saturday: North to northeasterly below 10 knots becoming east to southeasterly in the morning. Seas: Below 1 metre. Swell: Easterly around 1 metre. Outlook Sunday: Easterly 10/15 knots tending northeasterly during the evening. Seas: Below 1 metre, increasing to around 1 metre during the afternoon. Swell: Easterly around 1 metre, increasing to 1/1.5 metres offshore.Issued Thu 15:50 EST
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.