Southeasterly 10/15 knots turning easterly in the evening. Seas: Below 1 metre, increasing to 1/1.5 metres inshore around midday. Swell: South to southwesterly 3 metres. Outlook Friday: Easterly 10/15 knots, reaching up to 20 knots inshore during the afternoon and evening. Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1/1.5 metres west of Albany around midday. Swell: Southwesterly 2/3 metres, decreasing to 2 metres around midday. Outlook Saturday: East to northeasterly 10/15 knots turning southeasterly during the afternoon. Seas: Around 1 metre. Swell: Southwesterly 2 metres, increasing to 2/3 metres during the morning.Issued Thu 04:07 WST
10:34 EDT Locals on the Cocos Islands are preparing to spend most of Christmas Day bunkered down in their houses, as Tropical Cyclone Kate bears down on the tiny community more than 2,000 kilometres off the West Australian coast.