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.
09:14 EST The organisers of an appeal in Queensland's west say the local community is becoming "drought fatigued" but it is still vital to raise awareness of how city people can help drought-affected towns.