Thursday Mostly sunny. Slight (20%) chance of a shower, mostly likely during the afternoon and evening. The chance of a thunderstorm. Winds E 20 to 25 km/h increasing to 25 to 40 km/h in the morning then turning SE 15 to 25 km/h in the early afternoon and S/SW near the coast. Daytime maximum temperatures 34 to 40.
Friday Mostly sunny. The chance of a thunderstorm in the north in the morning and afternoon. Winds E 25 to 35 km/h.
Saturday Sunny. Winds E 25 to 35 km/h turning S/SE 15 to 20 km/h during the afternoon then tending E/SE during the evening.
Sunday Sunny. Winds NE/SE 15 to 25 km/h becoming light during the day then becoming SE/SW 20 to 30 km/h during the afternoon.
||forecast||min||max||chance of rain||rain amount||frost risk||9am||3pm|
||24||40||20%||< 1mm||Nil||ESE 27||26||WSW 18||27|
||25||35||20%||< 1mm||Nil||E 29||47||SSE 14||35|
||25||36||20%||-||Nil||ENE 34||22||E 18||15|
||22||34||5%||< 1mm||Nil||E 29||16||ESE 18||10|
||21||34||5%||< 1mm||Nil||ENE 26||26||ESE 23||13|
||25||38||5%||< 1mm||Nil||ENE 32||19||ESE 19||11|
||21||34||5%||< 1mm||Nil||E 26||32||E 19||14|
16:31 EDT Locals on the Cocos Islands were expected 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.