Southerly 10/15 knots, decreasing to 5/10 knots during the evening. Seas: 1/1.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the morning. Swell: Southwesterly 3/4 metres, decreasing to 2.5/3 metres during the morning. Outlook Saturday: Southwest to southeasterly about 10 knots. Seas: 0.5/1 metre. Swell: Southwesterly 1.5/2.5 metres. Outlook Sunday: Variable about 10 knots becoming west to southwesterly 10/15 knots during the afternoon. Seas: Below 1 metre. Swell: Southwesterly 2/4 metres.Issued Fri 05:11 CDT
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.