Australian Community Climate and Earth-System Simulator (ACCESS). Based upon the UK Met Office Unified Model system. ACCESS R is the regional numerical forecast model operated by the BoM. It is run twice daily (00Z and 12Z) and provides forecast data out to 72 hours with a horizontal resolution of 37.5km and 50 vertical layers.
15:20 EST Heavy rain in the past few days led the Rural Fire Service to reassess plans to bring forward the bushfire danger period in the Hunter region to September the first.