Southwesterly 15/20 knots, locally 25 knots in the southeast at first, easing to 10/15 knots this afternoon. Afternoon inshore breezes to 20 knots. Seas: 1/1.5 metres. Swell: Southwesterly 1.5/2.5 metres. Outlook Saturday: Southwesterly 10/15 knots tending westerly before dawn then becoming variable about 10 knots in the late evening. Afternoon coastal seabreezes to 15 knots. Seas: 1/1.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre by early evening. Swell: Southwesterly 1.5/2 metres, decreasing to 1/1.5 metres during the morning. Outlook Sunday: Variable about 10 knots becoming easterly 10/15 knots during the morning. Seas: Around 1 metre. Swell: Southwesterly 1/2 metres, increasing to 2/3 metres during the morning.Issued Fri 05:44 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.