IDW10700 Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology Western Australia Christmas Island Forecast Issued at 4:46 pm WST on Sunday 11 December 2016 Weather Situation: A tropical low lies just to the southwest of Christmas Island on Sunday afternoon. This feature is expected to move away to the west during Monday and Tuesday. As the low moves away, the low-level flow will tend more northerly, dragging moist tropical air across the Island. This will keep showers and thunderstorms over the area through to midweek. Forecast for the rest of Sunday 11 December Partly cloudy with a shower or two and the chance of a thunderstorm. Winds: Northwesterly 5 to 10 knots. Seas: Around 0.5 of a metre. Swell 1: South to southwesterly around 1.5 metres. Swell 2: Northwesterly around 1.0 metre. Forecast for Monday 12 December Partly cloudy. Shower or two and the chance of a thunderstorm. Winds: North to northwesterly around 10 knots. Seas: 0.5 to 1.0 metre. Swell 1: South to southwesterly 1.5 to 2.0 metres. Swell 2: Northwesterly around 1.0 metre. Max 28 Min 23 Outlook for Tuesday 13 December A couple of showers and thunderstorms possible. Winds: Northeast to northwesterly 5 to 10 knots. Max 27 Outlook for Wednesday 14 December A couple of showers and thunderstorms possible. Winds: Variable around 5 knots, likely tending southwesterly around 10 knots in the afternoon or evening. Max 27 The next routine forecast will be issued at 5:30 am WST Monday.