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 The GFS superceded the AVN and MRF models, on which it is largely based.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.
15:44 EST Three people have been killed in wild weather in NSW's Central Hunter region, where homes have been washed off their footings in the town of Dungog, north of Newcastle.