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 The GFS superceded the AVN and MRF models, on which it is largely based.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.
11:33 EDT New South Wales orchardists taking up a State Government subsidy to install nets over their crops are discovering there are unexpected benefits to the protection from flying foxes.