South to southwesterly 15/20 knots decreasing to 10/15 knots during the morning. Seas: 1.5/2 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the morning, then decreasing below 1 metre around midday. Swell: Southwesterly 4 metres, decreasing to 2.5/3 metres during the morning. Outlook Saturday: Northwest to southwesterly 10/15 knots, decreasing to below 10 knots north of Beachport during the day. Seas: Below 0.5 metres, increasing to around 1 metre south of Beachport. Swell: Southwesterly 2/2.5 metres. Outlook Sunday: Variable about 10 knots. Seas: Below 1 metre. Swell: Southwesterly 2/3 metres, increasing to 2.5/4 metres south of Beachport.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.