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About GFS

Global Forecast System. The operational numerical weather forecasting model run by NCEP. The GFS superceded the AVN and MRF models, on which it is largely based. Forecast data from the GFS is available out to 180 hours at full resolution and 16 days at a reduced resolution.

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Australia's contrasting spring weather

09:05 EDT

Snow and 43 degree heat are both forecast in Australia during the next 24 hours.

Rainy month in Brisbane

18:11 EDT

Brisbane is having one of its wettest Octobers in in recent decades following another weekend of severe storms in southeast Queensland.

Bureau of Meteorology hits out at 'inaccurate' reports of local forecasting changes

15:34 EDT

The Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) provides arguably Australia's most popular government service, so perhaps it is unsurprising suggestions of major changes to its forecasting prompted plenty of concern.