IDW10700 Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology Western Australia Christmas Island Forecast Issued at 3:45 pm WST on Tuesday 3 May 2016 Weather Situation: A trough lies just to the north of Christmas Island and a ridge of high pressure to the south will maintain a generally northeast to southeasterly flow, becoming northwesterly from Thursday evening as the trough moves southwards. Chance of showers and thunderstorms throughout the forecast period. Forecast for the rest of Tuesday 3 May Cloudy. Showers with the chance of thunderstorms. Winds: East to southeasterly around 10 knots. Seas: Around 1.0 metre. Swell: Southerly below 2.0 metres. Forecast for Wednesday 4 May Partly cloudy. A shower or two with the chance of a thunderstorm. Winds: East to northeasterly below 10 knots. Seas: Below 1.0 metre. Swell: Southerly 1.5 to 2.0 metres. Max 29 Min 25 Outlook for Thursday 5 May Partly cloudy. A shower or two with the chance of a thunderstorm. Winds: North to northeasterly below 10 knots, tending northwesterly during the evening. Max 29 Outlook for Friday 6 May Partly cloudy. A shower or two with the chance of a thunderstorm. Winds: North to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots. Max 29 The next routine forecast will be issued at 5:30 am WST Wednesday.