Thursday: South to southwesterly 10/15 knots. Seas: Around 1 metre. Swell: Easterly below 1 metre. Friday: South to southwesterly 15/20 knots, reaching up to 25 knots offshore during the day. Winds tending south to southeasterly in the evening then becoming variable about 10 knots in the late evening. Seas: 1/1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5/2.5 metres during the morning, then decreasing to 1/1.5 metres by early evening. Swell: Northeasterly below 1 metre. Outlook Saturday: Variable about 10 knots becoming west to northwesterly 15/20 knots early in the morning then tending north to northwesterly in the early afternoon. Seas: Below 1 metre, increasing to 1/1.5 metres during the morning. Swell: Northeasterly below 1 metre. Outlook Sunday: Northwesterly 15/20 knots tending northerly 20/30 knots during the morning. Seas: 1/1.5 metres, increasing to 1/2 metres during the morning. Swell: Northeasterly below 1 metre.Issued Thu 22:02 EDT
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.