Thursday Partly cloudy. High (90%) chance of showers and thunderstorms in the north this morning, contracting east in the afternoon. Light winds becoming W 15 to 20 km/h in the middle of the day then tending W/SW 20 to 30 km/h in the early afternoon. Daytime maximum temperatures in the low to mid 30s.
Friday Sunny. Winds SW 20 to 30 km/h turning S 15 to 25 km/h in the morning.
Saturday Sunny. Winds S/SE 15 to 20 km/h becoming light during the morning.
Sunday Partly cloudy. High (70%) chance of showers in the northeast, medium (40%) chance elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm in the afternoon. Winds SE 15 to 20 km/h turning E/NE 15 to 25 km/h during the morning.
||forecast||min||max||chance of rain||rain amount||frost risk||9am||3pm|
||18||33||90%||1-5mm||Nil||ENE 15||60||NE 20||28|
||18||34||70%||5-10mm||Nil||N 16||55||NW 20||24|
||17||36||20%||1-5mm||Nil||NNW 18||48||W 26||16|
||19||37||30%||< 1mm||Nil||NNW 19||52||WNW 28||16|
||18||37||20%||1-5mm||Nil||NNW 18||49||WNW 24||16|
||20||37||20%||1-5mm||Nil||N 15||51||WNW 19||19|
||19||30||90%||5-10mm||Nil||NNE 12||58||NNW 13||35|
||20||35||70%||1-5mm||Nil||NNW 16||51||WNW 20||22|
||18||36||20%||1-5mm||Nil||NNW 17||49||WNW 25||17|
||17||34||70%||1-5mm||Nil||N 18||56||WNW 22||21|
11:37 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.